IPL 2022 Mega Auction: 4 Players That Punjab Kings (PBKS) Might Retain
IPL 2022 Mega Auction: 4 Players That Punjab Kings (PBKS) Might Retain.

The excitement for the remainder of IPL 2021 matches during September-October later this year is a reason for cheerfulness for Indian cricket fans. While the second leg of IPL 2021 is expected to be thrilling, the next year’s edition of IPL 2022 is going to be even more exciting as it will observe the addition of two new teams. Moreover, there will be a lot of shuffling of players in the current squads, as the IPL 2022 mega auction will also be conducted next year.

According to rules, each franchise will be able to retain 4 players in the squad, out of which there can be either 1 or 2 overseas players and the rest domestic ones. From IPL 2015, Punjab Kings has never managed to make an entry into the playoffs in the Indian Premier League. The franchise went through a lot of changes in IPL 2021, after buying many new players in IPL 2021 auction.

However, that doesn’t emerge to be quite fruitful as Punjab Kings lost 5 matches out of 8 in IPL 2021 and held the 6th spot in the points table. In IPL 2022 mega auction, Punjab Kings will have a superb opportunity to pick top players from other teams, who will be available for buying during the auction. Punjab Kings will also retain few crucial players in the squad during the next year’s auction. Here we talk about 4 players that Punjab Kings might retain in IPL 2022 mega auction.

IPL 2022 Mega Auction: 4 Players That Punjab Kings (PBKS) Might Retain

KL Rahul

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KL Rahul (Image Credit: Twitter)
IPL 2022 Mega Auction: 4 Players That Punjab Kings (PBKS) Might Retain

KL Rahul is the skipper of Punjab Kings and he might be the first player whom the franchise might retain in IPL 2022 mega auction. Despite Punjab Kings’ poor show in the last few years, the right-handed batsman KL Rahul has shown spectacular batting performance. The wicketkeeper-batsman smashed 659, 593, and 670 runs in the IPL 2018, 2019, and 2020 respectively.

He was also the highest run-scorer in the last season and won the orange cap. In IPL 2021, the Indian cricketer smashed 331 runs in 7 games, finishing as the 2nd highest run-getter in the first half. In 88 IPL matches so far, the 29-year-old has smashed 2979 runs at an average of 46.53; while also shattering 2 centuries and 25 half-centuries.

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