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Why Nandre Burger Not Included in Playing11 for Gujarat Titans Clash in Jaipur

Fans were left confused right after Rajasthan Royals announced their playing11 for the Gujarat Titans clash without their inform pacer – Nandre Burger.

Nandre Burger Not Included in Playing11 for Gujarat Titans Clash

For Rajasthan Royals Nandre Burger bagged 6 wickets at an economy of 8.85 in 4 matches he featured so far. At first, Rajasthan Royals’ fans were confused and started to search for the reason behind Burger’s unavailability.

Understanding the situation, Rajasthan Royals revealed the reason behind this massive decision via their official X handle. The South Africa pacer is unavailable for the game due to an injury. He has been replaced by Kuldeep Sen for the RR vs GT clash.

After losing the game, RR captain Sanju Samson said “We also wanted to bowl first. Journey has been special. But as everyone knows, leading a team can’t be done alone. Grateful for the support from Sanga and team. Even if we’ve won all four games, there have been different challenges. Bit confused (about the playing XI). You can see it on the sheet”. 

Speaking on the game, Gujarat Titans won the toss and opted to bowl first where Yashasvi Jaiswal and Jos Buttler opened the inning. Though Jaiswal made a steady start, he failed to withstand Umesh’s bowling attack and lost his wicket for 24 runs.

Following his dismissal, Buttler lost his wicket to Rashid Khan for just 8 runs after scoring a match-winning century in his previous game.

Skipper Sanju Samson and Riyan Parag lifted the burden on their shoulder and made a 130-run stand for the next wicket. Mohit Sharma broke the partnership by dismissing Riyan Parag for 76 runs.

During the inning, Sanju Samson registered the highest score in the 50th IPL match as captain. With 19 runs off the last over, Rajasthan Royals scored 196 runs for 3 wickets loss at the end of 20 overs.

On the other hand, Sai Sudharsan and Shubman Gill made a steady partnership by scoring 64 runs for the 1st wicket.

Kuldeep Sen made the necessary break though by dismissing Sai for 35 runs. Wade on the other hand who has the capabilities of changing the match gear fell into the trap set by Kuldeep Sen after scoring just 4 runs.

In the same over, Kuldeep Sen dismissed Abhinav Manohar for just 1 run and loaded the pressure over Gujarat’s batters.

Vijay Shankar and Shahrukh Khan failed to make an impact against RR’s bowlers and were dismissed for 16 and 14 runs respectively.

With Rahul Tewatia and Rashid Khan’s outstanding knocks in the final two overs, Gujarat Titans won by the game 3 wickets and handed Rajasthan their maiden defeat of the season.

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