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PBKS vs RR Playing 11 – Sam Curran to Lead PBKS, Ashwin Missed Out with Niggle

IPL 2024 PBKS vs RR Playing 11: Punjab Kings were forced to replace their captain after Shikhar Dhawan picked up a niggle ahead of the Rajasthan Royals clash in Chandigarh.

Sam Curran has been named as the captain of the team in the absence of Dhawan while Jitesh Sharma was named as the vice-captain for today’s clash.

On the other hand, IPL 2024 Points Table topper Rajasthan Royals were left without the service of Ravichandran Ashwin as the spinner sustained niggle. Centurion Jos Buttler also missed the game as he isn’t 100% fit.

IPL 2024 PBKS vs RR Playing 11

Punjab Kings

Jonny Bairstow, Atharva Taide, Prabhsimran Singh, Sam Curran(c), Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma(w), Shashank Singh, Harpreet Brar, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Kagiso Rabada

Subs: Rahul Chahar, Ashutosh Sharma, Vidhwath Kaverappa, Harpreet Singh Bhatia, Nathan Ellis

Rajasthan Royals

Sanju Samson(w/c), Riyan Parag, Dhruv Jurel, Shimron Hetmyer, Rovman Powell, Tanush Kotian, Keshav Maharaj, Trent Boult, Avesh Khan, Kuldeep Sen, Yuzvendra Chahal

Subs: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Shubham Dubey, Navdeep Saini, Abid Mushtaq

Jos Buttler
Jos Buttler(Image: BCCI)

Winning the toss, Rajasthan Royals captain Sanju Samson said “We’ll bowl first, it looks like a decent wicket to bowl first. We’ve made a target to not think about the goal, focus on the process, work on building the team and we’re doing well.

A lot of challenges outside as well, we’ve many players missing from tonight’s game. 90% of the game was good – Jos isn’t 100%, Ash bhai is having a niggle, so Rovman and Kotian come into the XI”.

Punjab Kings stand-in captain Sam Curran said “Shikhar picked up a niggle, that’s why I’m here. We would have bowled first as well, but we’ll now have to put the runs on the board.

The balance has been good, we’d have liked to win a few more games, but the middle-order looks good, especially Shashank and Ashutosh. We’ve got exciting players and plenty of quality. We’ve Atharva Taide coming in for Shikhar tonight, Livingstone is back as well”.

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