Johnny Bairstow of Punjab Kings failed to gamble

MI vs PBKS Live: Johnny Bairstow gamble of Punjab Kings failed. The decision to play Johnny Bairstow before Vanuka Rajapaksa, who is in the form of Mayank Agarwal-led Punjab Kings, has failed again. The English wicket-batsman recorded the lowest score for the third time in a row as SL Power Batter sat on the bench at Rajapaksa. Follow all IPL 2022 live updates on InsideSport.IN

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Johnny Bairstow in the last 2 matches:

Vs GT – 8 (8)

Vs. MI-12 (13)

Johnny Bairstow is a normal opening batsman in T20 cricket. It was difficult for him to go through his last two matches after replacing Vanuka Rajapaksa.

In the last 2 matches Vanuka Rajapaksa:

PBKS played Vanuka Rajapaksa in the first three competitions and he played in push-up fashion. He has played a strike rate of around 200 in all three matches.

  • Vs RCB-43 (22)
  • Vs KKR-31 (9)
  • Vs. CSK-9 (5)

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MI vs PBKS Live: Punjab Kings’ Johnny Bairstow failed to gamble, England keepers fighting for run after substituting in-form Rajapaksa

PBKS will likely include Vanuka Rajapaksa in their next match against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on 13 April.

Bairstow is known for his attacking brand of cricket but it seems he will not be able to play his normal game at No. 3 in the last few appearances.

Rajapaksa, meanwhile, had a great option at No. 3 for PBKS but would have to score big to retain his place in the playing XI.

More to follow.

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