RR vs DC: Why is Devdutt Padikkal Not Playing Today’s IPL 2023 Match? Check RR Playing 11

Published on: Apr 8, 2023 3:46 pm IST|Updated on: Apr 8, 2023 4:09 pm IST

Why Devdutt Padikkal Not Playing RR vs RCB IPL 2023 Match?

The crucial news development coming from the Rajasthan Royals (RR) camp is that their talented batsman Devdutt Padikkal is not playing their third game of this Indian Premier League (IPL 2023) season against the Delhi Capitals (DC) at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati. The Rajasthan Royals have witnessed quite mixed fortunes in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League 2023 as they first defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad in a pretty convincing manner However, RR then went on to lose their last game against Punjab Kings by 5 runs.

RR vs DC: Why is Devdutt Padikkal Not Playing Today’s IPL 2023 Match?

After losing the toss and being asked to bat first, Rajasthan Royals captain Sanju Samson revealed that they have not included middle-order batsman Devdutt Padikkal in the RR Playing 11 for this RR vs DC IPL 2023 match. The southpaw batsman did not perform really well in the last game against Punjab Kings having scored 21 runs off 26 balls as they failed to chase down the target of 198 runs. Incidentally, Padikkal who was sensational while opening the batting for the Royal Challengers Bangalore, is neither part of the five substitute members who can be used as an Impact Player. However, the Rajasthan Royals are playing young Dhruv Jurel in the side after his amazing cameo of 32 runs off just 15 balls against Punjab Kings.

“I think it looks a good wicket to bat on. Should be a high scoring game. Let’s see how we turn up. With the impact rule, we can balance the side both ways. We can kind of manage. Jos is alright. We have a couple of changes. I am a bit confused. I will have to see the sheet as it keeps changing thanks to the impact rule,” said Rajasthan Royals captain Sanju Samson during the toss.

RR Playing 11

1. Jos Buttler (wk)
2. Yashasvi Jaiswal
3. Sanju Samson (C)
4. Dhruv Jurel
5. Shimron Hetmyer
6. Riyan Parag
7. Jason Holder
8. Ravichandran Ashwin
9. Trent Boult
10. Sandeep Sharma
11. Yuzvendra Chahal

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Devdutt Padikkal IPL 2023 Price

During the IPL 2022 mega auction, the Rajasthan Royals procured Devdutt Padikkal at a whopping amount of INR 7.75 crore. Padikkal notched up more than 350 runs from 17 games in IPL 2022 and was then retained by RR for IPL 2023.

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