PBKS Playing 11: The Punjab Kings team will back in the field on September 21 against Rajasthan Royals in the Match 32 of the Indian Premier League 2021. In the IPL 2021, Punjab Kings have secured 3 wins in 8 matches and are currently positioned 7th in the points table. Their batting performances have been average, and the bowlers have not responded quite well to help the team’s cause. In their last league match against Delhi Capitals, they could post only 166 runs, with the contribution of 99 from Mayank Agarwal. While, the opposition team chased down the target under 17 overs, with Harpreet Brar being the best performer with the ball.
Many replacements have been announced for the Punjab Kings squad for the IPL 2021 Phase 2. Both Australian fast bowler who made their way into the Punjab Kings after fine performances in BBL have opted out for playing in Phase 2, while Dawid Malan has kept T20 World Cup as the priority. Three players will feature in their debut IPL, namely Nathan Ellis, Adil Rashid, and Aiden Markram.
The Punjab Kings have a fantastic batting line-up, but apart from KL Rahul, none of the batsmen have been consistent in their performances. But, Mayank will be positive after his fine knock in last league fixture against Delhi Capitals. While, Chris Gayle and Nicholas Poooran are coming into the season after playing well in the CPL 2021. The Indian batters like Deepak Hooda and Shahrukh Khan were impressive in Phase 1 and would look to maintain the same form. The England spinner Adil Rashid can make his debut for Punjab Kings, with the pitch likely to support spinners. Rest of the bowlers will be Chris Jordan, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Shami and Ravi Bishnoi.
PBKS Playing 11 (likely)
PBKS Squad: KL Rahul (c &wk), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran, Mandeep Singh, Sarfaraz Khan, Deepak Hooda, Prabhsimran Singh, Mohammed Shami, Chris Jordan, Darshan Nalkande, Ravi Bishnoi, Murugan Ashwin, Arshdeep Singh, Harpreet Brar, Ishan Porel, Aiden Markram, Adil Rashid, Shahrukh Khan, Moises Henriques, Jalaj Saxena, Utkarsh Singh, Fabian Allen, Saurabh Kumar, Nathan Ellis
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The top-order batsman and the best pick for this fixture has displayed terrific consistency in the Indian Premier League for the past 2 years. In the IPL 2021, he has scored 331 runs and will be the biggest hope for Punjab Kings to seal the top 4 spots.
The middle-order batsman was terrific in this year’s CPL and scored 263 runs in 10 matches. The West Indies wicket-keeper batsman will look to forget his horrendous form in the IPL 2021 Phase 1. He can generate enough power from his thin body and can hit long sixes, whenever the team needs him. In IPL 2021, he scored 28 runs at an average of 4.66 and would look to improve his performance.
The Universe Boss has been one of the best strikers in the T20 cricket and is still going strong at the age of 42. He is likely to bat at no.3, and can stabilize the team well apart from playing aggressive innings. He played well in the CPL 2021 and would be confident about his performances. In the IPL 2021 season, he has scored 178 runs at an average of 25.42
The youngster was quite impressive in the 2020 season and bagged crucial wickets. In the 2021 season, he has been average, but his ability to take wickets at a consistent manner and acrobatic fielding efforts will be much needed for Punjab Kings. In this season, he has scalped 4 wickets and would look to improve his performances.
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