Jonny Bairstow Replacement: It’s official! Jonny Bairstow will miss IPL 16 as he is yet to fully recover from his broken leg. While it is a massive blow that Punjab Kings won’t be able to fill, they have roped in Australian dasher Matthew Short for IPL 2023. The Adelaide Striker batter has over 1400 runs at a strike rate of 136.00 including a century and 7 fifties in 67 games. Apart from being an explosive batter, he can also bowl off-break, making him a handy replacement. Follow Indian Premier League 2023 LIVE Updates on InsideSport.IN.
🚨 IMPORTANT UPDATE 🚨
We regret to inform you that Jonny Bairstow will not be a part of the IPL this season because of his injury. We wish him the best and look forward to seeing him next season.
We are pleased to welcome Matthew Short as his replacement.
— Punjab Kings (@PunjabKingsIPL) March 25, 2023
“We regret to inform you that Jonny Bairstow will not be a part of the IPL this season because of his injury. We wish him the best and look forward to seeing him next season. We are pleased to welcome Matthew Short as his replacement,” PBKS said in a statement.
Jonny Bairstow Replacement: Bairstow officially RULED OUT, Punjab Kings sign BBL MVP Matthew Short for IPL 2023, Check OUT
Matthew Short had an excellent season with Adelaide Strikers. He scored 458 runs in 14 games at an average of 35.23 including a century and two fifties. He also struck the ball at 144.47 strike rate. With the ball, he was effective as well, scalping 11 wickets in 14 games.
PBKS Full Squad: Matthew Short (AUS), Prabhsimran Singh, Jitesh Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Bhanuka Rajapaksa (SL), M. Shahrukh Khan, Atharva Taide, Harpreet Bhatia, Raj Bawa, Rishi Dhawan, Liam Livingstone (ENG), Sam Curran (ENG), Sikandar Raza (ZIM), Shivam Singh, Mohit Rathee, Arshdeep Singh, Baltej Singh, Rahul Chahar, Nathan Ellis (AUS), Harpreet Brar, Kagiso Rabada (SA), Vidwath Kaverappa.
PBKS Full Fixture:
|1||Apr-01||PK vs KKR||Mohali|
|2||Apr-05||RR vs PK||Guwahati|
|3||Apr-09||SRH vs PK||Hyderabad|
|4||Apr-13||PK vs GT||Mohali|
|5||Apr-15||LSG vs PK||Lucknow|
|6||Apr-20||PK vs RCB||Mohali|
|7||Apr-22||MI vs PK||Mumbai|
|8||Apr-28||PK vs LSG||Mohali|
|9||Apr-30||CSK vs PK||Chennai|
|10||May-03||PK vs MI||Mohali|
|11||May-08||KKR vs PK||Kolkata|
|12||May-13||DC vs PK||Delhi|
|13||May-17||PK vs DC||Dharamshala|
|14||May-19||PK vs RR||Dharamshala|
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