Why is Jonny Bairstow not playing in today’s T20 WC 2022 match?

Why is Jonny Bairstow not playing today’s IPL 2021 match?
Why is Jonny Bairstow not playing today’s IPL 2021 match?

Jonny Bairstow T20 World Cup 2022 : The latest edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) commenced on March 26 with the star studded game between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). 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 2022.

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Why Jonny Bairstow is not playing today?

The reason behind Jonny Bairstow’s absence from the Sunrisers Hyderabad’s squad is that the English batsman has pulled out from the second leg of the Indian Premier League (IPL) due to six-day quarantine rule. Along with Bairstow, Punjab Kings batsman Dawid Malan and Delhi Capitals all-rounder Chris Woakes have also pulled out of the upcoming leg of IPL 2021. All players arriving in Dubai would have to do a six-day quarantine and that could be the reason behind these England players pulling out.

Bairstow made his IPL debut on 24 March 2019 for SRH against Kolkata Knight Riders. He also kept wickets for the team so it is going to be difficult without him.

Jonny Bairstow IPL 2022

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 Sunrisers line-up. He opens the batting lineup of SRH. The explosive batsman had made 248 runs at strike rate of 141 plus in seven games earlier this season. Sherfane Rutherford will replace Jonny Bairstow for the second phase of IPL 2021.

jonny bairstow ipl 2022
jonny bairstow ipl 2022

England players like Ben Stokes (Rajasthan Royals) and Jos Buttler (RR) had already withdrawn, while Jofra Archer (RR) is out until 2022 with an elbow injury.

Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2022

SRH has been struggling to perform in IPL 2021. In the first leg of the tournament, they managed to win just 1 out of 7 matches. They are at the bottom of the table. Now, after the news of Jonny Bairstow pulling out of IPL 2021, it will be more difficult for the Hyderabad based franchise.

Kane Williamson replaced David Warner as captain of SRH
Kane Williamson replaced David Warner as captain of SRH

SRH also changed their captain in the first leg of IPL 2021 after the franchise lost five out of their six games played. Kane Williamson took over the captaincy for the Sunrisers Hyderabad from David Warner in the middle of the ongoing season of the Indian Premier League (IPL).