KKR vs PBKS: With a new captain in Mayank Agarwal, the Punjab Kings (PBKS) kicked off their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 campaign in a fabulous manner. Punjab Kings managed to chase down a mammoth score of 206 runs with an over to spare to beat Royal Challengers Bangalore and register their opening victory in the IPL 2022 season. The Mayank Agarwal-led team will now be facing Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on 1 April at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
The big update and a huge boost for the Punjab Kings side is that their premier speedster Kagiso Rabada has completed his mandatory isolation period and will be available for today IPL match against KKR on Friday. Rabada was bought by the Punjab Kings for a whopping amount worth INR 9.25 Crore in the IPL 2022 mega auction and is now expected to straightaway walk into the playing 11. Unfortunately, after managing a golden duck on his IPL debut, Raj Bawa is likely to make way in the Punjab Kings playing 11 for the South African fast bowler whose addition will strengthen their bowling attack.
Kagiso Rabada was the Purple Cap winner during the IPL 2020 season where he finished with a remarkable tally of 30 wickets from 17 games at an economy of less than 9. He ended up taking 15 wickets in the last edition of the tournament.
PBKS Playing 11
1. Shikhar Dhawan
2. Mayank Agarwal (C)
3. Bhanuka Rajapaksa (wk)
4. Liam Livingstone
5. Shahrukh Khan
6. Odean Smith
7. Harpreet Brar
8. Kagiso Rabada
9. Rahul Chahar
10. Arshdeep Singh
11. Sandeep Sharma
Related: Possible KKR Playing XI
For the Punjab Kings, the duo of Jonny Bairstow and Nathan Ellis are still not available. Bairstow has joined the PBKS camp while Ellis is currently playing a limited-overs series in Pakistan.
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