If any of the already-existing franchises wanted a severe revamp, it was Punjab Kings who entered the gamers’ public sale with the utmost purse quantity. The workforce retained solely two gamers – Mayank Agarwal and Arshdeep Singh – and let others go. They made some mouth-watering buys and by the tip of the two-day occasion, they gave the impression to be all bases coated.
They started the auctions with the acquisition of Shikhar Dhawan at a value of Rs 8.25 crore, finding out their opening pair. The different hefty Indian purchases had been uncapped Shahrukh Khan (Rs 9 crore), Rahul Chahar (Rs 5.25 crore) and U-19 World Cup winner Raj Angad Bawa for Rs 2 crore.
The franchise additionally spent a great amount of cash to have a strong group of international gamers. England all-rounder Liam Livingstone turned out to be the costliest abroad cricketer this season as he bagged a deal value Rs 11.5 crore. He is now the second costliest English participant within the match historical past. The checklist additionally included Kagiso Rabada (Rs 9.25 crore), Jonny Bairstow (Rs 6.75 crore), Odean Smith (Rs 6 crore), Nathan Ellis (Rs 75 lakh), and Benny Howell (Rs 40 lakh).
The batting unit is studded with stars like Dhawan, Mayank, Bairstow and the inclusion of Shahrukh Khan (Rs 9 crore) makes it extra deadly, particularly the middle-order appears to be like sorted. The likes of Arshdeep, Livingstone, Rabada, Smith, Sandeep Sharma, Bawa, Rishi Dhawan mix collectively to kind a reliable tempo bowling unit whereas the spin division includes Rahul Chahar who has been a match-winner for MI prior to now seasons.
Let’s take a look at Punjab Kings’ predicted taking part in XI:
Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Shahrukh Khan, Jonny Bairstow (WK), Liam Livingstone, Raj Bawa, Rahul Chahar, Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh, Harpreet Brar.
Now select your robust XI for Punjab Kings however bear in mind, decide solely eleven gamers. Happy Voting!
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