Will Jonny Bairstow available for Punjab kings for IPL 2023?

The Punjab Kings are unsure about Jonny Bairstow’s availability for IPL 2023. Bairstow was hurt while playing golf with friends.

Will Jonny Bairstow available for Punjab kings for IPL 2023?

IPL 2023: The Punjab Kings, an IPL franchise, are experiencing a major setback since they are unsure about Jonny Bairstow’s availability for their 2023 season. In roughly three weeks, the 16th season of the IPL will begin, and Kings are awaiting ECB’s approval of Bairstow’s medical report. The batter for England is making progress after sustaining an unusual leg injury in September. On the other hand, Jonny Bairstow recently posted a picture of himself running on a track on his official social media account.

Will Jonny Bairstow available for Punjab kings for IPL 2023?
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  • Regarding Jonny Bairstow’s availability for the 16th IPL season, the Punjab Kings are unsure.
  • Kings are awaiting ECB’s approval for a medical clearance.
  • Jonny Bairstow shared a video of himself on the track sprinting on social media.
  • Last year, Bairstow was hurt while playing golf.

On September 2 of last year, just days before the third and final Test of England’s home series against South Africa, Bairstow fractured his left leg and dislocated his ankle. He fell while playing golf with pals in Yorkshire, breaking his fibula many times. When he had surgery in London after the incident, a plate was put in, and he also had ligament damage.

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The ECB’s schedule had previously suggested that Bairstow would return for the IPL 2023, which starts on March 31. The Kings’ medical staff has been in close contact with Bairstow, and they are hopeful for his recuperation. The team is waiting for the ECB to provide information on Bairstow’s availability for the IPL, his workload capacity, and if he will be completely or partially available at all.

Will Jonny Bairstow available for Punjab kings for IPL 2023?
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Punjab Kings have a shortlist of a few prospective replacements as they await the ECB’s confirmation about Bairstow, but they have not yet made a choice. Bairstow, on the other hand, recently took up jogging, and on February 27, he uploaded a video to his Instagram page showing him completing a series of 30-second intervals on a running track.

For the IPL 2023 season, Bairstow will continue to play for Punjab Kings. They paid INR 6.75 crore to acquire him in the 2022 mega auction. In 11 innings last year, he scored 253 runs, average 23, with a 144.57 strikeout-to-strikeout ratio and two half-centuries.

IPL 2023: Jofra Archer is excited to play the entire season with the Mumbai Indians.

For the Mumbai Indians, Archer missed the whole previous season and hasn’t played any cricket in the past 18 months. Earlier this year, the 27-year-old made a comeback in the SA20 league. Both young Australian fast Jhye Richardson and Indian ace bowler Jasprit Bumrah have already been forced to withdraw from the forthcoming season owing to injuries.

Jofra Archer is excited to play the entire season with the Mumbai Indians.
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The Englishman claimed to have forwarded a letter from the Mumbai branch to the medical team in London. Archer’s workload will be closely watched since the five-match Ashes Test series against Australia will put his body to the test once more following a physically demanding IPL season.

He added, “I’ll be thrilled if I can play one game this summer,” while talking about it. It’s merely a bonus if I play more than one,” I have yet to lose an Ashes series, so hopefully we can maintain that,” he continued.

Archer reflected on the most recent Ashes series in 2019, saying, “But nothing but amazing memories. It was arguably the finest Test you’ll ever see, not just on television but also in person, so this summer has been among my favorites ever, I think. At 2-2, the series was over. Archer triumphed in the summer’s 50-over World Cup as well. He bowled the game’s pivotal super over to help England win the World Cup for the first time. There probably won’t be many future cricket summers that are greater than that, but maybe this one will have the chance to top it, according to Archer.

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On his concerns of suffering an injury, Archer remarked, “Well, sometimes you still have that sneaking suspicion that you’re not quite ready, you know. However, I just put that in the past and let whatever occurs happen. There is nothing you can do if you are going to get hurt once more.

He said, “To be honest, returning and playing cricket for England again means I have already accomplished what I set out to do. I promised to return 18 months ago, and now that I have, I expect to have a long career.

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