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

Updated on: Apr 23, 2023 3:09 pm IST

Josh Hazlewood Not Playing RCB vs RR IPL 2023

In an important news development, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) premier pace bowler Josh Hazlewood once again misses out on selection for their seventh game of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2023) season against the Rajasthan Royals (RR) at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. The Royal Challengers Bangalore once again came back to winning ways in this IPL 2023 season after their fantastic 24-run win against Punjab Kings in their last match. It will now be really important for the Royal Challengers Bangalore team to extend this winning momentum further in the competition as well.

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

Unfortunately, the Royal Challengers Bangalore will be in action one more time without their star overseas fast bowler Josh Hazlewood during the RCB vs RR IPL 2023 match on Sunday. After having joined the Royal Challengers Bangalore IPL 2023 camp midway as he has been struggling with an Achilles injury for a while now due to which he also missed the recent tour to India. Hazelwood has started bowling in the nets but he is yet to receive a fitness clearance from Cricket Australia (CA) before he gets available for selection in this T20 competition for the Royal Challengers Bangalore.

“He stayed in Bangalore to continue with his preparation and is going really well. He has got a couple of things to tick off for Cricket Australia to sign off so that he is available to play,” said RCB bowling coach Griffith.

“But he is doing everything possible he can to make sure he is good to go. We will get back and assess him,” he added.

RCB Playing XI

1. Virat Kohli (C)
2. Glenn Maxwell
3. Mahipal Lomror
4. Suyash Prabhudessai

5. Dinesh Karthik (wk)
6. Shahbaz Ahmed
7. David Wiley
8. Wanindu Hasaranga
9. Harshal Patel
10. Mohammed Siraj
11. Vijaykumar Vyshak

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Josh Hazlewood IPL 2023 Price

Josh Hazlewood, the Australian pacer, was purchased by Royal Challengers Bangalore for INR 7.75 Crore in the IPL 2022 mega auction. In just 12 matches, he managed to take 20 wickets with an economy rate of under 9, proving his worth as a valuable asset to the team. Due to his outstanding performance, RCB has decided to retain him for IPL 2023, cementing his position as a senior bowler for the team.

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