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| On Apr 3, 2022 2:32 PM IST

IPL 2022, CSK vs PBKS: Massive Boost for Punjab Kings as THIS Star Player Returns to PBKS Playing 11


CSK vs PBKS: The Punjab Kings (PBKS) have witnessed quite mixed fortunes in the ongoing 15th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) so far. Things kickstarted in a brilliant fashion for the Punjab Kings as they went on to register a smashing 5-wicket victory against Royal Challengers Bangalore but then they conceded a disappointing 6-wicket loss against Kolkata Knight Riders in their second match of this IPL 2022 season. The Punjab Kings will take on the Chennai Super Kings at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on 3 April.

IPL 2022, CSK vs PBKS: Massive Boost for Punjab Kings as THIS Star Player Returns

The good news for the Punjab Kings is that their premier wicket-keeper batsman Jonny Bairstow has already completed his mandatory isolation period and will be available to play against Chennai Super Kings in the Sunday blockbuster encounter. Even after two fine performances so far in the ongoing IPL 2022 season, Bhanuka Rajapaksa is expected to make way for Jonny Bairstow in the PBKS playing 11. However, Nathan Ellis is still not available for the Punjab Kings due to his participation in the limited-overs series against Pakistan.

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Jonny Bairstow Stats in IPL

The Punjab Kings bought Jonny Bairstow in the IPL 2022 Mega auction for a whopping amount of INR 6.75 Crore due to his impressive T20 record. Jonny Bairstow has smashed a total of 1038 runs at a phenomenal strike-rate of 142.19.

Matches Runs Strike-Rate IPL 2021 Performance Recent Form
28 1038 142.19 248 runs (7 games) 0, 22, 20, 29, 140, 15*, 106*


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Chennai Super Kings vs Punjab Kings: Probable PBKS Playing 11

PBKS Playing 11
1. Shikhar Dhawan
2. Mayank Agarwal (C)
3. Jonny Bairstow (wk)
4. Liam Livingstone
5. Shahrukh Khan
6. Odean Smith
7. Raj Bawa/Rishi Dhawan

8. Harpreet Brar
9. Kagiso Rabada
10. Rahul Chahar
11. Arshdeep Singh

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PBKS 2022 squad: Mayank Agarwal, Arshdeep Singh, Shikhar Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada, Jonny Bairstow, Rahul Chahar, Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Prabsimran Singh, Ishan Porel, Jitesh Sharma, Liam Livingstone, Odean Smith, Sandeep Sharma, Raj Angad Bawa, Rishi Dhawan, Prerak Mankad, Vaibhav Arora, Writtick Chatterjee, Baltej Dhanda, Ansh Patel, Nathan Ellis, Atharva Taide, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Benny Howell.

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Kuljyot Singh

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