English cricketer Jonny Bairstow is set to make his debut for Punjab kings against Gujarat Titans on Friday, 8th April at Brabourne Stadium. It will be Bairstow’s first game of the new season of IPL and he was bought by Punjab Kings after the opening batter wasn’t retained by Sunrisers Hyderabad before the mega auction. Punjab Kings did some great business in this year’s mega auction.
This will be the first time Jonny Bairstow will be playing against star spin bowler Rashid Khan who is in Gujarat Titans as both the players used to play for SRH before this season. Jonny was included in the team and he was replaced with Sri Lankan batter Bhanuka Rajapaksa. The important question for PBKS fans is where will Jonny Bairstow play in the team as there are already two openers i.e. skipper Mayank Agarwal and Shikhar Dhawan. It will be interesting to see at which number Jonny will play against Gujarat Titans on Friday.