RR vs PBKS: Why is Liam Livingstone Playing Today’s IPL 2023 Match? Check PBKS Playing XI

Published on: Apr 5, 2023 6:00 pm IST|Updated on: Apr 5, 2023 7:11 pm IST

Liam Livingstone Not Playing RR vs PBKS IPL 2023

The important news development coming from the Punjab Kings (PBKS) camp is that their premier overseas player Liam Livingstone is still not available for selection in their second encounter of Indian Premier League (IPL 2023) against the Rajasthan Royals (RR) being hosted at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati. The Punjab Kings kickstarted their IPL 2023 campaign in a perfect manner as they registered an incredible 7-run victory over Kolkata Knight Riders in their first encounter this season. It will now be really important for the Punjab IPL team to build on this winning momentum.

RR vs PBKS: Why is Liam Livingstone Playing Today’s IPL 2023 Match?

It is a big setback for the Punjab Kings that Liam Livingstone is still not available to participate in the ongoing 16th edition of the Indian Premier League and he will not be playing today’s RR vs PBKS IPL 2023 match in Guwahati. The England cricketer has been struggling with a knee injury during the recent few months and is yet to receive a fitness clearance from the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB). Also, reports suggest that Livingstone is yet to arrive in India and join the Punjab Kings camp for the IPL 2023 season. During the first game against Kolkata Knight Riders, the Punjab Kings played the likes of Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Sam Curran, Sikandar Raza and Nathan Ellis as their four overseas players.

PBKS Playing XI

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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Liam Livingstone IPL 2023 Price

During the IPL 2022 mega auction, the Punjab Kings procured England’s hard-hitting cricketer Liam Livingstone at a massive price of INR 11.5 Crore. He notched up a brilliant total of more than 400 runs from 14 games at an incredible strike-rate of over 180 that included four fifties. Thus, the Punjab Kings retained Livingstone ahead of the IPL 2023 auction.

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