Image Source : AP Shikhar Dhawan
In the 38th match of IPL 2023, Punjab Kings are facing Lucknow Super Giants. In this match, Punjab’s regular captain Shikhar Dhawan has returned after a break of three matches. Apart from this, Dhawan has made many changes as soon as he comes in this team. The Punjab team has played seven matches in the season so far, out of which it has won four and lost three. A fast bowler has been given a chance to debut in the Punjab Kings team. Along with this, Kagiso Rabada is also returning. That is, in this match, Punjab Kings have come with all their might.
Shikhar Dhawan captained the team in the first four matches out of which the team won 2. In batting, he scored 233 runs in four innings. His best score has been 99. Dhawan did not play three matches after this and was replaced by captaincy Sam Karan. Under the captaincy of Karan, the team won two matches and had to face defeat in one. Before this match, the Punjab team is at the sixth position in the points table. If the team wins today’s match from Lucknow, then it will reach the fourth position.
Gurnoor gets Punjab cap
In this match, Punjab captain Shikhar Dhawan won the toss and decided to bowl first. He has brought back Sikandar Raza and Kagiso Rabada in the team. Also, a young player Gurnoor Singh Brar got the Punjab cap. He was included in the team’s squad as a replacement for the injured Raj Angad Bawa. Now today he got a chance to debut in the eighth match of the team. This will be his first T20 match. Prior to this, the left-handed batsman and right-arm pacer have played five first-class matches and one List A match. He has seven wickets and 107 runs in first class cricket.
Playing 11 of Punjab Kings
Atharva Tayde, Shikhar Dhawan (c), Sikandar Raza, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Shahrukh Khan, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Gurnoor Singh Brar, Arshdeep Singh.
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