Indian Premier League 2023: Indian Premier League There is not much time left for the (IPL) 2023 season to start. Meanwhile, the Punjab Kings team has suffered a major setback in the form of Johnny Bairstow, who is yet to fully recover from his leg injury. Bairstow is not going to be seen playing in the upcoming IPL season due to his focus on recovery from injury.

Johnny Bairstow, 33, suffered an injury while playing golf with friends in September last year, in which his left leg was fractured and his ankle was also twisted. After this injury, he had to undergo surgery in London.

Now according to a report in the Guardian, Johnny Bairstow, who has a metal plate inserted in his leg after surgery, is going to stay away from the field for some more time, so that he can concentrate fully on his recovery. However, so far no statement has been issued by the England Cricket Board and Punjab Kings regarding Bairstow.

Punjab Kings have to play their first match on 1st April

In the upcoming IPL season, the team of Punjab Kings will play under the captaincy of Shikhar Dhawan. In this season, the team will start their campaign with a match against Kolkata Knight Riders on 1 April. If we look at the Punjab team as explosive players, then Liam Livingston’s name comes first in it.

Apart from this, the team will also have Sam Karan, who was included in the team for Rs 18.50 crore during the auction for this season. Apart from these 2 match winning players, Punjab Kings also have 2 excellent fast bowlers in the form of Kagiso Rabada and Nathan Ellis.

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