Why is Jonny Bairstow not playing in IPL 2023?

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Why is Jonny Bairstow not playing in IPL 2023?
Why is Jonny Bairstow not playing in IPL 2023?

Jonny Bairstow IPL 2023 : The latest edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) commenced on March 31 with the star studded game between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Gujarat Titans. The fans are eager to watch their favorite players back in the T20 format. But they have to deal with a huge blow as some of the big names will not feature in IPL 2023.

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Why Jonny Bairstow is not playing in IPL 2023?

England wicketkeeper batsman Jonny Bairstow is not playing in IPL 2023 because he has been ruled out of the tournament as he continues to recover from the freak injury he picked up last September. Bairstow slipped while playing golf  and therefore he had surgery on a broken left leg and dislocated ankle. He has not played since.

The 33-year-old right-hander is a crucial player for Punjab Kings in the IPL and the team will surely miss him.

Jonny Bairstow IPL 2023 replacement

Bairstow has been a regular in England team and is feared by bowlers for his hitting ability. Jonny Bairstow is also a regular starter in the Punjab Kings line-up.

Jonny Bairstow IPL 2023 replacement - Matthew Short
Jonny Bairstow IPL 2023 replacement – Matthew Short

Punjab Kings has picked uncapped Australian batter Matthew Short as Bairstow’s replacement for the IPL 2023 season. Short was the Player of the Tournament at the recent BBL, scoring over 400 runs and picking up 11 wickets.