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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Strengths

  • That Top 5. Wow.
  • That Top 5. Wow.
  • That Top 5. Wow.
  • That Top 5. Wow.
  • That Top 5. Wow.
  • Kagiso Rabada.

Weaknesses

  • 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.

Opportunities

  • 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.

Threats

  • 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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