RCB vs MI: Why is Josh Hazlewood Not Playing Today’s IPL 2023 Match? Check RCB Playing XI

Published on: Apr 2, 2023 5:54 pm IST|Updated on: Apr 2, 2023 7:12 pm IST

Josh Hazlewood Not Playing RCB vs MI IPL 2023

In a crucial news update, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will be without their their premier pace bowler atleast in the first few matches of their Indian Premier League (IPL 2023) campaign. Royal Challengers Bangalore will be playing the Mumbai Indians (MI) in their first match of IPL 2023 at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on 2 April, 2023. While coming into the 16th edition of the Indian Premier League, RCB are still searching for their first-ever title victory.

RCB vs MI: Why is Josh Hazlewood Not Playing Today’s IPL 2023 Match?

The Royal Challengers Bangalore have sustained a huge blow as their overseas fast bowler Josh Hazlewood will not be playing today’s RCB vs MI IPL 2023 match. Hazlewood missed the recent India tour and will not be available for the RCB as well due to an Achilles (heel) issue and in fact, he is yet to reach India. Thus, he will be taking some time before getting match fit for IPL 2023. During the IPL 2022 season, Josh ended up taking as many as 20 wickets from a total of 12 games at an economy of 8.11. However, the Royal Challengers Bangalore have the England pace duo of David Wiley and Reece Topley in their squad who have the ability to pick wickets at regular intervals in T20 cricket.

RCB Playing XI

1. Faf du Plessis (C)
2. Virat Kohli
3. Michael Bracewell
4. Glenn Maxwell
5. Shahbaz Ahmed
6. Dinesh Karthik (wk)
7. Karn Sharma
8. Akash Deep

9. Reece Topley
10. Harshal Patel
11. Mohammed Siraj

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Royal Challengers Bangalore 2023 Squad

Player Role Price
Virat Kohli Batter 15 crore
Glenn Maxwell All-Rounder 11 crore
Mohammad Siraj Bowler 7 crore
Faf Du Plessis (c) Batter 7 crore
Harshal Patel Bowler 10.75 crore
Wanindu Hasaranga Bowler 10.75 crore
Dinesh Karthik Batter/Wicket-keeper 5.5 crore
Shahbaz Ahemad All-Rounder 2.4 crore
Rajat Patidar Batter 20 lakh
Anuj Rawat Batter/Wicket-keeper 3.4 crore
Akash Deep Bowler 20 lakh
Josh Hazlewood Bowler 7.75 crore
Mahipal Lomror All-Rounder 95 lakh
Finn Allen Batter/Wicket-keeper 80 lakh
Suyash Prabhudessai Batter 30 lakh
Karn Sharma Batter 50 lakh
Siddharth Kaul Batter 75 lakh
David Willey Bowler 2 crore
Reece Topley Bowler 1.9 crore
Himanshu Sharma Bowler 20 lakh
Micheal Bracewell All-Rounder 1 crore
Manoj Bhandage All-Rounder 20 lakh
Rajan Kumar Bowler 70 lakh
Avinash Singh Bowler 60 lakh
Sonu Yadav All-Rounder 20 lakh

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