SRH vs PBKS: Why is Liam Livingstone Playing Today’s IPL 2023 Match? Check PBKS Playing 11
Updated on: Apr 9, 2023 7:29 pm IST
In a crucial news update, the Punjab Kings (PBKS) will once again miss the services of their explosive overseas all-rounder Liam Livingstone in their third match of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL 2023) season against the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) being played at the Rajiv Gandhi Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad. It has been an incredible start to their IPL 2023 campaign for the Punjab Kings so far as they have managed to beat both Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals. Punjab Kings will be hoping to continue this winning run further in the competition as well.
SRH vs PBKS: Why is Liam Livingstone Playing Today’s IPL 2023 Match?
Unfortunately, England’s premier swashbuckling all-rounder Liam Livingstone will not be part of the PBKS Playing 11 for this SRH vs PBKS IPL 2023 match on Sunday. Livingstone has not yet received fitness clearance from the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) after having suffered a knee injury in December 2022. Incidentally, the right-handed batsman has not played any competitive cricket since that Test match in Pakistan. However, Liam Livingstone is very much confident of getting available for the Punjab Kings in IPL 2023 season very soon.
“It’s been a long road: three or four days a week at the gym over the last three or four months. Maybe towards the end of this week, or start of next week, I’ll fly out to India and get going again. Feeling much better. I had some injections midway last week. It’s settled it down a lot, finally been able to get outside and do some running and get back to proper cricket stuff. That’s probably been about four or five days now, so just trying to build back up to match fitness now.”
“I got over my ankle to play in the World Cup, then my knee has been a bit of a niggly one. I finally sorted that out and my ankle flared up again. Hopefully they’re both under control now and it’ll be nice to get back playing finally, It’s been a difficult couple of months, but finally now I’m like a little kid wanting to get back playing cricket again. Hopefully over the next couple of days, I’ll get the clearance to head out there. I’m really looking forward to getting back out, getting back playing, and hopefully over the next 48 hours or so I’ll finally get that,” said Liam Livingstone.
PBKS Playing 11
1. Shikhar Dhawan (C)
2. Prabhsimran Singh
3. Matthew Short
4. Shahrukh Khan
5. Jitesh Sharma (wk)
6. Sam Curran
7. Mohit Rathee
8. Harpreet Brar
9. Nathan Ellis
10. Rahul Chahar
11. Arshdeep Singh
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Liam Livingstone IPL 2023 Price
In the IPL 2022 mega auction, Punjab Kings secured England’s powerful batsman Liam Livingstone for INR 11.5 Crore. He impressively scored over 400 runs in 14 games with a striking strike-rate of 180, including four fifties. As a result, Punjab Kings retained Livingstone for the ongoing IPL 2023 season.
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