RR vs LSG: Why is Quinton de Kock Not Playing Today IPL Match? Check LSG Playing XI

Updated on: Apr 19, 2023 7:35 pm IST

Quinton de Kock Not Playing RR vs LSG IPL 2023

The massive breaking news development coming from the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) camp is that they are still not playing their premier wicket-keeper batsman Quinton de Kock in their sixth game of Indian Premier League (IPL 2023) against the Rajasthan Royals (RR) being hosted at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. Things did not worked out really well for Lucknow Super Giants recently as they suffered a poor loss at the hands of Punjab Kings in their last match of IPL 2023. But LSG have already won three really good matches.

RR vs LSG: Why is Quinton de Kock Not Playing Today IPL Match?

After losing the toss and being asked to bat first, the Lucknow Super Giants captain KL Rahul revealed that unfortunately Quinton de Kock is not part of the LSG playing 11 in today’s RR vs LSG IPL 2023 match. Rahul further mentioned that it is very much difficult to accommodate the South African senior opener in the side as only four overseas players can start in the XI. However, the biggest reason for Quinton sitting on the bench has been the explosive performance of Kyle Mayers especially in the first two games where he smashed back-to-back half-centuries at an amazing strike-rate. Mayers has an incredible strike-rate of 168 from 5 matches in the ongoing IPL 2023 season.

“We would have bowled first as well. First game here. It’s important that we start well and put a good total on the board. We’ve executed well in most games. We have had clarity with bat on ball. All three skills have been good. We are quite settled. We’ll try to keep that left-hand, right-hand combination going. Quinny still misses out. He’ll just have to wait for some more time. I have enjoyed opening with Quinton,” said Lucknow Super Giants captain KL Rahul during the toss.

LSG Playing XI

1. KL Rahul (C)
2. Kyle Mayers
3. Deepak Hooda
4. Marcus Stoinis

5. Nicholas Pooran (Wk)
6. Krunal Pandya
7. Ayush Badoni
8. Avesh Khan

9. Ravi Bishnoi
10. Naveen-ul-Haq
11. Yudhvir Singh

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Quinton de Kock IPL 2023 Salary

Lucknow Super Giants acquired Quinton de Kock, the experienced wicket-keeper batsman from South Africa, for INR 6.75 Crore during IPL 2022 mega auction. De Kock’s outstanding performance in IPL 2022, where he scored 508 runs in 15 games with a striking rate of almost 150, including 3 fifties and 1 hundred, impressed the team management. He continued his impressive form in the last 10 innings, including a sensational century and a fifty, leading LSG to retain him for IPL 2023.

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