Punjab Kings will kick-off their IPL 2021 journey with the first match against Rajasthan Royals on April 12, 2021. The match will be played at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Last year, Punjab Kings played 14 matches and won 6 games. They finished on the 6th spot on the points table. In IPL 2021, KL Rahul will lead Punjab Kings.
Due to the poor performance of the team in IPL 2021, Punjab Kings released 9 players out of the squad. Glenn Maxwell, Sheldon Cottrell, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Hardus Viljoen, James Neesham, Krishnappa Gowtham, Karun Nair, Jagadeesha Suchith, and Tejinder Singh Dhillon were released from the team. During IPL 2021 auction, Punjab Kings spent a huge amount to buy several players.
During the auction, Punjab Kings bought 5 overseas players and 3 domestic players. Australian pacers Jhye Richardson and Riley Meredith were bought for Rs. 14 crore and Rs. 8 crore respectively, and they will be expected to lead the bowling attack for Punjab Kings. The team have some amazing overseas players in the squad. Here we look at 4 overseas players who will play for Punjab Kings in the first match of IPL 2021.
IPL 2021: 4 Overseas Players Who Will Play For Punjab Kings (PBKS) In Their First Game Of The Season
Chris Gayle is a very important player for Punjab Kings. Chris Gayle is one of the most outstanding T20 batsmen people have ever seen. The West Indies cricketer has the ability to hit big shots and thus has numerous batting records in the Indian Premier League. In IPL 2020, he played 7 matches for Punjab Kings and scored 288 runs along with 3 fifties. He is expected to open the innings with KL Rahul or bat the at no.3 position in IPL 2021.