The countdown for the Indian Premier League 2023 has begun. The first match of IPL 2023 will be played on 31st March. But before this, Punjab Kings suffered a major setback. Their stalwart Bairstow is completely out of IPL 2023. In such a situation, the team was in search of his replacement. Meanwhile, PBKs have found a replacement for Jonny Bairstow.
Australian top-order batter Matt Short has been declared as the replacement player for Jonny Bairstow for the upcoming edition of IPL. England’s explosive batter Jonny Bairstow will not be able to play in the entire season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) this year due to non-approval of the No Objection Certificate (NOC) from his country’scountry’s cricket board.
Punjab Kings provided this information from Twitter handle “We regret to inform you that Jonny Bairstow will not be a part of the IPL this season because of his injury. We wish him the best and look forward to seeing him next season. We are pleased to welcome Matthew Short as his replacement.” Written on Punjab Kings official Twitter handle.
Short has not made his debut at the level of international cricket. He has played 67 T20 so far, in which he has scored 1409 runs at an average of 23.88 and an impressive average of 136. He has an impressive bowling figure, and he has taken 22 wickets in 67 matches.