Punjab Kings IPL 2021: Schedule, squad and more!
IPL 2020: How did Punjab fare?
Punjab Kings didn’t fare well in the IPL 2020 season, finishing sixth in the league stage. Punjab couldn’t get past the line in several games despite bossing the show in the others. The problems continued for Punjab, who didn’t find the consistency required to go through.
Squad: Players retained and bought
Retained: KL Rahul (c & wk), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, Prabsimran Singh, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Sarfaraz Khan, Deepak Hooda, Murugan Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Harpreet Brar, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Ishan Porel, Darshan Nalkande, Chris Jordan.
Players bought: Dawid Malan, Jhye Richardson, Shahrukh Khan, Riley Meredith, Moises Henriques, Jalaj Saxena, Utkarsh Singh, Fabian Allen, Saurabh Kumar.
How do we rate them?
Punjab Kings had a crucial mini-auction and the squad looks better now with the inclusion of quality pacers. Punjab have a strong batting unit and they have got in a finisher in the form of Tamil Nadu’s Shahrukh Khan. The pace department is solid with quality foreign stars.
However, there is a lack of depth in spin. Also, certain roles of batsmen need changing.
IPL 2021: Fixtures (Punjab)
|April 12||RR vs PK||Mumbai||7:30 PM|
|April 16||PK vs CSK||Mumbai||7:30 PM|
|April 18||DC vs PK||Chennai||7:30 PM|
|April 21||PK vs SRH||Chennai||7:30 PM|
|April 23||PK vs MI||Ahmedabad||7:30 PM|
|April 26||PK vs KKR||Ahmedabad||7:30 PM|
|April 30||PK vs RCB||Ahmedabad||7:30 PM|
|May 2||PK vs DC||Ahmedabad||7:30 PM|
|May 6||RCB vs PK||Ahmedabad||3:30 PM|
|May 9||CSK vs PK||Bangalore||3:30 PM|
|May 13||MI vs PK||Bangalore||3:30 PM|
|May 15||KKR vs PK||Bangalore||7:30 PM|
|May 19||SRH vs PK||Bangalore||7:30 PM|
|May 22||PK vs RR||Bangalore||3:30 PM|