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PBKS vs CSK IPL 2022: Why is Shahrukh Khan Not Playing Today?

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Shahrukh Khan IPL 2022 PBKS vs CSK: In an important news development, Punjab Kings (PBKS) explosive batsman Shahrukh Khan is not playing the today Indian Premier League (IPL 2022) match against the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. The Punjab Kings have not experienced the best of forms in the recent while as they have ended up losing three out of their last five matches this T20 season. CSK captain Ravindra Jadeja has won the toss and opted to bowl first.

PBKS vs CSK Head to Head

Matches PBKS Won CSK Won
Overall (27) 12 15
Last 5 IPL Games 2 2

 

PBKS vs CSK IPL 2022: Why is Shahrukh Khan Not Playing Today?

Punjab Kings skipper Mayank Agarwal revealed at the toss that they have made as many as three changes to their playing 11 from the last massive loss suffered at the hands of Delhi Capitals. The trio of Shahrukh Khan, Vaibhav Arora and Nathan Ellis have been replaced by Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Rishi Dhawan and Sandeep Sharma for the today IPL match against CSK. After a fantastic performance in the Indian domestic circuit, Shahrukh has not been in the best of forms for the Punjab Kings in IPL 2022.

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During the IPL 2022 mega auction, the Punjab Kings bought Shahrukh Khan at a whopping price of INR 9 Crore due to his sensational domestic form. However, the right-hander has managed to score just 98 runs from a total of 7 matches in the ongoing tournament at a strike-rate of 100. His poor form should have been the major reason as to why Punjab Kings have dropped him from the side.

Punjab Kings vs Chennai Super Kings: Confirmed PBKS Playing 11

The Punjab Kings have made some surprising selection calls for this crucial match against Chennai Super Kings. They have strengthened their batting line-up with the return of Bhanuka Rajapaksa in the PBKS playing XI while all-rounder Rishi Dhawan will be playing his first match this season. Senior pacer Sandeep Sharma also returns to the side for Vaibhav Arora.

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PBKS Playing 11
1. Shikhar Dhawan 
2. Mayank Agarwal (C)
3. Jonny Bairstow (wk)
4. Liam Livingstone
5. Bhanuka Rajapaksa
6. Jitesh Sharma
7. Rishi Dhawan

8. Kagiso Rabada
9. Sandeep Sharma
10. Rahul Chahar
11. Arshdeep Singh

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PBKS 2022 squad: Mayank Agarwal, Arshdeep Singh, Shikhar Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada, Jonny Bairstow, Rahul Chahar, Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Prabsimran Singh, Ishan Porel, Jitesh Sharma, Liam Livingstone, Odean Smith, Sandeep Sharma, Raj Angad Bawa, Rishi Dhawan, Prerak Mankad, Vaibhav Arora, Writtick Chatterjee, Baltej Dhanda, Ansh Patel, Nathan Ellis, Atharva Taide, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Benny Howell.

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