Punjab Kings is one franchise that will be looking to revamp their team in a technically sound way in the mega auction in the year 2022. The team hasn’t won the IPL since the inception of the league and will be looking to change it the next season. The team will have several players to pick from the pool but will be looking to retain the best players. With the chance of only picking, 4 players here’s a look at which players the Punjab Kings will pick: –
Punjab Kings will retain KL Rahul: –
KL Rahul will be the first pick undoubtedly for the Punjab Kings. He has been successful since the time he has been associated with the franchise. Being the captain of the team, Preity Zinta will be looking to create a team around KL. His explosive batting at the top is certainly something that the PBKS will fancy. KL takes on the pacers very well and rotates the strike in the middle overs. In his best form, he can demolish any bowling attack.
Punjab Kings will retain Mayank Agrawal: –
If you pick KL, Mayank his Karnataka teammate becomes an automatic choice. This duo has done everything possible to make sure that the team gets a good start. Mayank has been in and around the national team for quite some time and this adds to his experience. The partnership at the top gives Jaffer, their coach a dependable pair. Agrawal also has a great track record in the domestic circuit and the Indian factor too works in his favor. The duo has formed the backbone of PBKS and the entire team is going to be formed around them.
Punjab Kings will retain Mohammad Shami: –
Indian pacers with a good amount of experience are going to become a rare commodity in the auction. So, the Kings will be looking to seal the slot with Shami. Shami has been an outstanding performer for them with his toe-crushing yorkers. Mohammad Bhai can take wickets in the T20 game by bowling a Test Match line. He gives you a good 2 overs at the beginning of the game and 2 economic ones at the death.
Punjab Kings will retain Nicholas Pooran: –
The Punjab Kings do not have much to choose from when it comes to retaining the foreigners. Nicholas Pooran becomes an automatic choice. They do have an option of retaining the “Universe Boss” but the age factor minimizes his chances. With Punjab Kings looking to make their middle order a little explosive, Pooran is a good fit. He also adds a dynamic and free-spirited attitude to the team.