Matthew Short was named as the replacement for Jonny Bairstow, who has been ruled out of the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 season. The Australian cricketer will now join the Sunrisers Hyderabad squad for the tournament, which is set to begin in April 2023.
Bairstow, who is a regular in the England cricket team, has pulled out of the IPL due to personal reasons. The wicketkeeper-batsman played for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the previous seasons of the tournament and was expected to play a crucial role for the franchise in the upcoming season as well.
However, his absence has opened up an opportunity for Matthew Short, who will now look to make the most of his chance in the IPL.
Matthew Short named replacement as Bairstow ruled out
Short is a versatile middle-order batsman who can also bowl useful off-spin. He has been a consistent performer for his state team South Australia in the domestic circuit and has also played for the Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash League (BBL). Short has been a regular member of the Australia A team and was also part of the Australian squad for the T20I series against Sri Lanka in 2019.
The 26-year-old has been in good form in the domestic circuit and will be looking to carry his form into the IPL. Short has scored 1055 runs in 34 List A matches at an average of 37.67 and a strike rate of 91.57.
In T20s, he has scored 1286 runs in 64 matches at an average of 26.79 and a strike rate of 124.84. Short has also picked up 30 wickets in List A cricket and 24 wickets in T20s.
Short will now join the Sunrisers Hyderabad squad, which boasts some of the best T20 players in the world. The likes of David Warner, Kane Williamson, Rashid Khan, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar are all part of the team and Short will have the opportunity to learn from these experienced campaigners.
Sunrisers Hyderabad has been one of the most consistent teams in the IPL and has reached the playoffs in five out of the last seven seasons. Short will be hoping to contribute to the team’s success in the upcoming season.
Bairstow ruled out of IPL 2023
The IPL is one of the biggest T20 leagues in the world and attracts some of the best players from around the globe. The tournament provides a platform for young players to showcase their talent and make a name for themselves. Short will be looking to do just that and make a strong impression in his debut season.
The IPL 2023 season will be played across six venues in India, with the final scheduled to be held on 29th May. The tournament will be played in a round-robin format followed by playoffs, and the team that emerges victorious will be crowned the champions.
Jonny Bairstow, the English cricketer, has been ruled out of several cricket tournaments and tours due to injury. He missed the T20 World Cup where he was supposed to open with his captain Jos Buttler, as well as tours to Pakistan, South Africa, New Zealand, and Bangladesh.
Bairstow was also unable to play for Abu Dhabi Knight Riders in the Indian League T20 due to his injury. His absence from these events has been a setback for both his team and fans, who were looking forward to seeing him play
In conclusion, Matthew Short has been named as the replacement for Jonny Bairstow in the Sunrisers Hyderabad squad for the upcoming IPL 2023 season. Short is a talented batsman who has been in good form in the domestic circuit and will be looking to make the most of his opportunity in the IPL.
The tournament provides a platform for young players to showcase their talent, and Short will be hoping to do just that and contribute to his team’s success. The IPL is one of the biggest T20 leagues in the world. And Short will have the opportunity to learn from some of the best players in the world and make a name for himself in the cricketing world.