RR vs PBKS: Why is Kagiso Rabada Playing Today’s IPL 2023 Match? Check PBKS Playing 11

Published on: Apr 5, 2023 7:38 pm IST|Updated on: Apr 5, 2023 7:38 pm IST

Kagiso Rabada Not Playing RR vs PBKS IPL 2023 Match

Kagiso Rabada, South Africa’s premier speedster, will be missing in the Punjab Kings’ second league game against Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League 2023 on April 5th at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati. The Punjab Kings had a great start to the season, winning their first game against Kolkata Knight Riders by seven runs in a rain-shortened match. With their victory, they will aim to keep their momentum going throughout the tournament.

RR vs PBKS: Why is Kagiso Rabada Playing Today’s IPL 2023 Match?

The Punjab Kings have received a positive update regarding the availability of their star fast bowler Kagiso Rabada for their upcoming match against the Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2023. However, the team has decided not to include him in the playing 11. Rabada was unable to play the opening match against Kolkata Knight Riders as he was representing South Africa in a series against Netherlands. In his absence, the Punjab Kings fielded Australian right-arm pacer Nathan Ellis, who picked up a wicket for 27 runs in his three overs.

Despite Rabada’s availability, the Punjab Kings have decided to stick with the same lineup for the crucial match against Rajasthan Royals. This means that Rabada will have to wait for his opportunity to make an impact on the field.

PBKS Playing 11

1. Shikhar Dhawan (C)
2. Prabhsimran Singh
3. Bhanuka Rajapaksa
4. Sikandar Raza
5. Shahrukh Khan
6. Jitesh Sharma (wk)
7. Sam Curran
8. Harpreet Brar
9. Nathan Ellis
10. Rahul Chahar
11. Arshdeep Singh

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Kagiso Rabada IPL 2023 Price

During the IPL 2022 mega auction, the Punjab Kings secured the services of South Africa’s Kagiso Rabada for a massive price of INR 9.25 Crore. Rabada played 13 matches in the tournament, taking 23 wickets with an economy rate of less than 9. He also achieved two four-wicket hauls in the season, leading the Punjab Kings to retain him for IPL 2023.

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