Bairstow debuts, who’s missing?


PBKS playing XI against RCB: The gung-ho approach of the Punjab Kings has boded well for the franchise as Mayank Agarwal’s side have made a strong start to IPL 2022, with 2 wins from 3 games so far. The performance of their overseas talent backed by inspired performances from domestic players has led to Punjab being one of the teams to watch this season. The team is further bolstered by the availability of Jonny Bairstow, who will make his debut against Gujarat Titans. Follow IPL 2022, PBKS vs GT Live updates on Insidesport.in.

PBKS Playing XI vs GT: HUGE DILEMMA for Mayank Agarwal, Jonny Bairstow set to debut, who’s missing? – Follow live updates

England goalkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow is set to make his debut for the Punjab Kings as they take on the Gujarat Titans on Friday. Bairstow was unavailable for the first three games due to international commitments and the ensuing quarantine, but is expected to return to the squad. The Englishman is expected to occupy a mid-tier spot and also double as a keeper, meaning it’s Bhanuka Rajapaksa who is likely to make way for the former Sunrisers fly-half.

Rajapaksa performed well in Bairstow’s absence, scoring 43 and 31 before a run-out against CSK saw his stay cut short early. The Sri Lankan has been immense with his contributions but the arrival of Bairstow should see him fall to the bench, with the Englishman the only IPL player to average over 40 with a strike rate over 140.

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Predicted PBKS playing XI vs GT

1. Mayank Agarwal (C)
2. Shikhar Dhawan
3. Jonny Bairstow
4. Liam Livingstone
5. Jitesh Sharma (WK)
6. Shahrukh Khan
7. Odean Smith
8. Kagiso Rabada
9. Vaibhav Arora
10. Rahul Chahar
11. Arshdeep Singh

PBKS Playing XI vs GT: HUGE DILEMMA for Mayank Agarwal, Jonny Bairstow set to debut, who’s missing? – Follow live updates

Liam Livingstone, the most expensive foreign signing in the IPL 2022 auction, was at risk of being dropped but put the brakes on CSK last time out. The all-rounder scored half a century on the counterattack and contributed with two wickets, making him indispensable in the side.

Kagiso Rabada has performed quite well since joining the team and the South African speedster is the leader of the attack, meaning that spot is also filled. Odean Smith has been uneven with his form but the West Indies star is crucial to the balance of the team and should remain in the XI.

In a huge positive for PBKS, their debutants Jitesh Sharma and Vaibhav Arora both played against CSK adding much more quality to the squad. Jitesh, a wicketkeeper, played an attacking role in the closing stages of the match, while Arora confused CSK’s batters with the new ball, swinging it back and forth. The duo are expected to retain their place in the side, in what should be a largely unchanged XI.

PBKS Playing XI vs GT: HUGE DILEMMA for Mayank Agarwal, Jonny Bairstow set to debut, who’s missing? – Follow live updates

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