Updated: 30 July
Punjab Kings have always been a side with immense potential. But they have failed to have an overall impact. The players have played in bits and pieces. The franchise would be eager to rethink a possible revamp of the squad. Let us try to analyze the 3 players Punjab Kings might retain ahead of the IPL 2022 mega auction.
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3 Players Punjab Kings Might Retain Ahead Of IPL 2022 Mega Auction
Punjab Kings captain KL Rahul has been the most important member of the squad. He has played excellent cricket for the last few seasons. His batting has been instrumental at the top of the order. In the last 2 seasons, Rahul has played like an anchor batsman guiding the team forward.
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The team management would surely like to retain him ahead of IPL 2022 mega auctions. In 78 innings, KL Rahul has scored 2978 runs at an average of 46.5 and a strike rate of close to 136. This included 2 centuries and 25 half-centuries.
Mayank Agarwal like his opening partner KL Rahul has been in good form for the last 2 seasons. He has played few important knocks for the team. The team management would like to bank on him again for the IPL 2022 mega auction.
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Mayank Agarwal has scored 1950 runs in 90 innings with a strike rate of 135.1. The best thing about him is his ability to score quick runs right from the word go. This reduces the pressure from KL Rahul, and he can take his time to settle.
There has been a lot of talk about the current world no 1 T20 batsmen Dawid Malan. He was purchased by Punjab Kings in IPL 2021. The team management could not accommodate him in playing XI due to the team combination. As a result, he could play in just 1 match for the team in IPL 2021.
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With uncertainty over Chris Gayle’s participation in the future IPL season due to his age, Dawid Malan could be a potential regular member of the playing XI. The best thing about David Malan is his ability to bat at any batting order. Punjab Kings would be eager to retain him ahead of IPL 2022 mega auctions.