Is this Punjab’s best team ever?

Is this Punjab’s best team ever?

Probable Playing XI

  1. Shikhar Dhawan
  2. Jonny Bairstow*
  3. Mayank Agarwal ©
  4. Liam Livingstone*
  5. Shahrukh Khan/Prabhsimran Singh
  6. Odean Smith*
  7. Harpreet Brar/Rishi Dhawan/Raj Bawa
  8. Kagiso Rabada*/Nathan Ellis*
  9. Rahul Chahar
  10. Arshdeep Singh
  11. Sandeep Sharma/Ishan Porel/Vaibhav Arora
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  • That Top 5. Wow.
  • That Top 5. Wow.
  • That Top 5. Wow.
  • That Top 5. Wow.
  • That Top 5. Wow.
  • Kagiso Rabada.


  • No.6 and No.7 aren’t too proficient with the bat, so the Top 5 may have too much pressure on them.
  • The Indian bowling isn’t all that impressive.
  • The bowling lineup overall is quite dependent on Kagiso Rabada.


  • Mayank Agarwal has an opportunity to make this team his own – he’s going to be the captain for a long, long time and he would love to make a mark in the cricketing world.
  • Rahul Chahar has lost favor in the Indian national side again, with the comeback of stalwart Ashwin. This can be his chance to remind the selectors that he still exists.


  • Their biggest buy, Liam Livingstone, hasn’t tasted too much success in the IPL. Can he be relied upon to deliver consistently?
  • Odean Smith hasn’t played a single IPL game. Will he be able to handle the pressure of his price tag?
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Final Word

Punjab Kings have assembled a spectacular starting XI this season. It definitely looks like the best Punjab side we’ve seen in quite a while. Watching the Top 5 annihilate anything that comes their way is surely a lip-smacking prospect. In my rankings, the Top 5 carries them all the way to No.4 on the points table. But they have to be careful – the bowling has to collectively punch above their weight or it might just be another sorrowful season for the men in red.

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