Punjab Kings Preview

Punjab Kings have modelled a complete rebuild. They have built a completely new core with a new leader at the centre. They can be play-off contenders.

Strongest XI :

Mayank Agarwal ©️

Shikhar Dhawan

Jonny Bairstow (wk)

Liam Livingstone

Shahrukh Khan

Odean Smith

Raj Bawa

Harpreet Brar

Kagiso Rabada

Rahul Chahar

Arshdeep Singh

Their top order is top-notch with 3 of the world’s best batsmen. However, Jonny Bairstow at 3 can be an issue. Liam Livingstone gives a versatile option. Punjab’s finishing continues to be their weak spot with Shahrukh Khan being the only reliable batsman. Their spin department is great with Rahul Chahar, Harpreet Brar, and Liam Livingstone, all under the expert guidance of Anil Kumble. Their pace department is excellent with Kagiso Rabada and Arshdeep Singh leading the charge. Raj Bawa and Odean Smith can be good supporting options. Overall, their team is heavily relying on a few players. They can finish very high if their players are in form or they are headed to disaster. Their leadership is also inexperienced which is a bit of a concern.

Predicted finish - 7th

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