IPL 2024, RR vs PBKS: Reason why Jos Buttler and Kagiso Rabada are not playing today’s game

May 15, 2024

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Rajasthan Royals (RR) are facing off against Punjab Kings (PBKS) in Match 65 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 at Baraspara Stadium in Guwahati on May 15. The Sanju Samson-led Royals have already secured a spot in the IPL 2024 playoffs, whereas PBKS have been eliminated. RR aims to win this match to maintain their second-place position, while PBKS will look to spoil their plans.

Jos Buttler and Kagiso Rabada miss out

Rajasthan won the toss and chose to bat first. They made one change to their playing XI, leaving out the experienced Jos Buttler. Similarly, Punjab did not include fast bowler Kagiso Rabada.

Reason behind the absence of star players

Notably, Buttler has returned to England for national duties ahead of the upcoming T20I series against Pakistan. Tom Kohler-Cadmore replaced him in the Rajasthan lineup.

On the other hand, Rabada has gone back to South Africa for rehabilitation due to a lower limb soft tissue infection, as confirmed by Cricket South Africa (CSA). Nathan Ellis has taken his place in the PBKS squad.

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RR vs PBKS, Playing XI of both teams

Punjab Kings: Prabhsimran Singh, Jonny Bairstow, Rilee Rossouw, Shashank Singh, Jitesh Sharma(w), Sam Curran(c), Harpreet Brar, Harshal Patel, Nathan Ellis, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh

Rajasthan Royals: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Sanju Samson(w/c), Riyan Parag, Dhruv Jurel, Rovman Powell, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Sandeep Sharma, Avesh Khan, Yuzvendra Chahal

Impact Substitutes of both sides

PBKS: Tanay Thyagarajan, Rishi Dhawan, Vidhwath Kaverappa, Ashutosh Sharma, Harpreet Singh Bhatia
RR: Nandre Burger, Tanush Kotian, Keshav Maharaj, Kuldeep Sen, Donovan Ferreira

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