Jos Buttler covers good ground to take a sharp diving catch

Rajasthan Royals were dealt a huge blow as lynchpin Jos Buttler got stitches on the little finger of his left hand after injuring himself while playing against Punjab Kings in the IPL 2023 clash on Wednesday. Buttler charged in from the deep and took an excellent diving catch off the bowling of Jason Holder to dismiss Punjab Kings’ Shahrukh Khan, injuring his little finger in the process.

The injury can potentially rule him out of the next encounter as Rajasthan will be locking horns against Delhi Capitals on Saturday. As a consequence, Rajasthan Royals’ think-tank promoted Ravichandran Ashwin to the top of the order. Buttler came to bat at one drop but could only manage 19 as the Royals lost the thriller by five runs.

Meanwhile, Gujarat Titans have lost Kane Williamson as a result of a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament on his right knee, which will require a surgical procedure to repair.