5 Players who can replace Jonny Bairstow in ITL 2023

Bairstow has been ruled out due to an injury.

Jason Roy replacement ITL
Jason Roy replacement ITL (Image source: Twitter)

The Punjab Franchise were dealt a major blow when Jonny Bairstow was ruled out of Indian T20 League due to a freak injury. The Englishman was an important player for the franchise as he was their primary wicketkeeper and a top-order batsman. However, the team management is now on the lookout for a replacement for Bairstow, and they have several options to choose from.

Here’s a look at the five players who could replace Jonny Bairstow in the Punjab team for Indian T20 League 2023.

1. Jason Roy

5 Players who can replace Jonny Bairstow in ITL 2023
Jason Roy (Image source: Twitter)

Jason Roy has been in sensational form in recent times, and as per reports, Punjab have already approached him for the upcoming season. Roy is a powerful top-order batsman who can score runs quickly and provide the team with a solid start. His game against spin has improved in recent years, which would be beneficial for the franchise on slow and turning pitches.

In the recently concluded PSL 2023, Roy scored 245 runs in just seven matches with a strike rate of 166.67. He could be a like-to-like replacement for Bairstow and provide the team with the much-needed firepower at the top of the order.

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