KL Rahul – ‘Very unfortunate that Quinton de Kock had to be left out of LSG’s starting XI in IPL 2023’

KL Rahul Has admitted that he “feels bad” about it. quinton de kockHis continued absence from the starting XI of Lucknow Super Giants in IPL 2023 has been described as “very unfortunate”.

De Kock was unavailable for the Super Giants’ opening two matches of the season while on international duty. kyle meyersThose who made it to the top of the order made the most of their opportunities.

Before Wednesday night’s game against Rajasthan Royals, Mayers was the Super Giants’ leading run-scorer for the season with 168 runs in five innings, including two half-centuries. He has also maintained a good strike rate of 168.00.

The Super Giants have used Mayers, Nicholas Pooran, Marcus Stoinis and a fast bowler – either Mark Wood, Romario Shepherd or Naveen-ul-Haq – as their four overseas players this season, and have been looking to accommodate de Kock. Are not prepared to change that combination. For them their past success.

“It is very unfortunate that a player like Quinton had to sit out,” Super Giants captain Rahul said during the toss before the match in Jaipur. “But unfortunately, there are only four foreign players (per XI) who can play in this competition.

“He’ll just have to wait for some more time. Kyle is doing really well. It’s a bit unfortunate. You feel bad. I’ve enjoyed playing with Quinton and opening, but at the moment, he’s still not playing. Used to be.”

De Kock opened the batting with Rahul as the Super Giants reached the playoffs in the 2022 season, scoring 508 runs at an average of 36.28 and a strike rate of 148.97. He was retained on a contract worth Rs 6.75 crore earlier this year, but has found himself running down the drinks.

“It’s quite comfortable,” De Kock told Star Sports ahead of Wednesday’s game. “I’m not used to being in the team for so long but it’s all good – the team is performing really well so I think that’s the most important thing.

“It’s been cool. I’ve made some more friends sitting on the sidelines, learned a lot with the guys and had a lot of fun watching the guys.”

He said that he is working hard to keep himself fit and trying to make his place in the team. “Put it this way: I don’t think I’ve done as much gym, running and practicing in the last two years as I have in my entire career,” De Kock said.

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