IPL 2023

IPL 2023: Sanju Samson reveals why Trent Boult isn’t included in RR’s playing XI today vs CSK

Saurabh Anand

April 27 2023
IPL 2023: Sanju Samson reveals why Trent Boult isn't included in RR's playing XI today vs CSK

Rajasthan Royals will miss the services of Trent Boult tonight against CSK.

RR pacer Trent Boult is in red-hot form with the ball and also struggling with a few niggles at the same time. Trent Boult will be missing his second game of the IPL 2023. Boult is out of the Chennai Super Kings clash due to a niggle once again. Rajasthan Royals have brought in Adam Zampa in place of Trent Boult for an important game at Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. Boult has 9 wickets in 6 games for the royals and gave early breakthroughs in the powerplay.

Rajasthan Royals captain Sanju Samson has won the toss and has decided to bat first against CSK. Sanju Samson at toss informed, “Boult misses out due to a niggle, Zampa is playing in his place”. Sanju also said that Rajasthan Royals are sticking to their strengths. He said, “We would like to bat as we like to stick to our strength, which is to defend”. The Royals have lost their last two games while chasing a target. The royals lost their homecoming game here at Sawai Mansingh stadium against Lucknow Super Giants.

Kiwi pacer Trent Boult had a habit of picking up wickets early in his spell. Out of 6 games he had played, 4 times he had given early blows to opposition teams. Twice he had bowled a double wicket maiden in the IPL 2023. Boult sent Virat Kohli back into the dugout with his crushing in-swinger in the first ball of the last game. Boult has picked up 9 wickets in 6 games for RR. The royals have added an extra spinner in place of him. Jason Holder and Sandeep Sharma will have a big role in defending the target.

On the other hand, Ben Stokes is still not available for the Chennai Super Kings. MS Dhoni at the toss said that he was looking to bowl first in this wicket as it will not change much during the game. CSK are top in the table with 10 points in 7 games. Rajasthan will look to equal CSK in the points table by fetching two points from this game. 

RR Playing XI:

Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (C,Wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Dhruv Jurel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jason Holder, Adam Zampa, Sandeep Sharma, Yuzvendra Chahal

CSK Playing XI:

Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ajinkya Rahane, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (C,Wk), Matheesha Pathirana, Tushar Deshpande, Maheesh Theekshana, Akash Singh

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