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IPL 2022 Mega Auction: 3 Players Punjab Kings (PBKS) Can Retain. For the second time in a row, Punjab Kings finished at sixth position on the points table. Despite KL Rahul scoring the third-most number of runs, Punjab Kings yet again failed to reach the playoffs.

Lack of contributions from the middle-order yet again led to their downfall in IPL 2021. Big names such as Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Jhye Richardson were the biggest disappointments for them. Nicholas Pooran scored only 85 runs in 12 matches in IPL 2021, while Chris Gayle aggregated 193 runs in 10 matches at 21.44.

Punjab Kings were guilty of making too many changes in their playing XI this season. They were, in fact, the side who made the most number of changes to their playing XI in the competition. It is safe to say that, Punjab needs a major overhaul and they would be happy to participate in the mega-auction next year.

However, prior to the start of the auction, Punjab would be keen on deciding the three players they need to retain for IPL 2022. In this article, we predict three players that Punjab Kings would look to retain in the IPL 2022 mega auction.

IPL 2022 Mega Auction: 3 Players Punjab Kings (PBKS) Can Retain

KL Rahul

KL Rahul
KL Rahul (Image: IPL/Twitter)

For three successive seasons, KL Rahul has led the run-charts for Punjab Kings in the Indian Premier League. He has been one of the most consistent batsmen in the league for the past three seasons. In 13 matches, he scored 626 runs at an average of 62.60.

The Punjab Kings skipper has been in sensational form, of late. Many pundits have even labelled him as India’s current best T20 batsman. KL Rahul, for sure, will be the number one candidate in Punjab Kings’ retention list ahead of the mega auction.

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