The fans were taken aback when they saw Shikhar Dhawan walking out for a toss instead of Mayank Agarwal in the 28th match of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 between Punjab Kings (PBKS) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai.

Dhawan, along with SRH skipper Kane Williamson proceeded with the toss process, where the Delhi-born revealed why regular skipper Mayank was missing. Dhawan disclosed that Mayank suffered a toe injury during net practice.

Dhawan further mentioned that Prabhsimran Singh has replaced Mayank in the PBKS playing XI before confirming that the Karnataka star will return in the next game.

“Mayank got hit on his toe, he should be fine for the next game. So, there’s just one change for us – Prabhsimran is in. We are performing well without depending on individuals – need to continue playing well as a unit, the bowling can get better, we’re working on it,” said Dhawan.

“The team is new, and we’re taking time to settle. The toss could be an advantage, it’s a bit sticky, the ball could turn, but if we put up a good total, we can put them under pressure,” he added.

Meanwhile, Sunrisers won the toss and elected to bowl first. They haven’t made any changes to the team that defeated Kolkata on Friday.

Punjab Kings (Playing XI): Shikhar Dhawan(c), Jonny Bairstow, Prabhsimran Singh, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma(wk), Shahrukh Khan, Odean Smith, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Vaibhav Arora, Arshdeep Singh

Sunrisers Hyderabad (Playing XI): Abhishek Sharma, Kane Williamson(c), Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran(wk), Shashank Singh, Jagadeesha Suchith, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Marco Jansen, Umran Malik, T Natarajan

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