IPL 2022: [Watch] – Jonny Bairstow recieves the Punjab Kings debut cap from Shikhar Dhawan

Jonny Bairstow
Jonny Bairstow

Punjab Kings take on Gujarat Titans in the sixteenth match of the 15th season of the Indian Premier League (PBKS vs GT). In this match at Mumbai’s Brabourne Stadium, Gujarat captain Hardik Pandya won the toss and invited Punjab Kings to bat first. For this match, both teams’ starting lineups have been changed.

The starting lineup for the Gujarat team has been changed, with Sai Sudarshan replacing Vijay Shankar as well as Darshan Nalkande replacing Varun Aaron. Simultaneously, the Punjab Kings starting XI has undergone only one change. England wicket-keeper batsman Jonny Bairstow has returned to the squad after completing his mandatory quarantine. In place of Bhanuka Rajapaksa, he has been named to the PBKS Playing XI.

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Jonny Bairstow Bought By Punjab Kings For INR 6.75 Crores In IPL 2022 Mega Auction

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IPL 2022: [Watch] - Jonny Bairstow recieves the Punjab Kings debut cap from Shikhar Dhawan 2

During the IPL 2022 auction, Punjab Kings paid Rs. 6.75 crores for Jonny Bairstow. As a result, the England wicket-keeper has a new team in the IPL. Prior to the auction, Jonny Bairstow set a base price of Rs. 1.5 crore. During the previous season, he was a member of the Sunrisers Hyderbad.

The Punjab Kings bought Jonny Bairstow in the IPL 2022 Mega auction for a whopping amount of INR 6.75 Crore due to his impressive T20 record. Jonny Bairstow has smashed a total of 1038 runs at a phenomenal strike-rate of 142.19.

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