Punjab Kings gear up for IPL 2021 with a motive to win their first IPL trophy. The franchisee has inducted many new players in IPL 2021 auction and cricket fans will see a lot of changes in the team. Ahead of IPL 2021 auction, Punjab Kings released 9 players out of their squad and retained 16 players.
In the mini-auction, Punjab Kings bought 9 players in their squad. Jhye Richardson and Riley Meredith were Punjab Kings’ costliest buy at Rs. 14 crore and Rs. 8 crore respectively. Debutant Shahrukh Khan was picked up by Punjab Kings for Rs. 5.25 crore. Top-ranked T20I batsman David Malan was also picked by Punjab Kings at Rs. 1.5 crore. All-rounder Moises Henriques was another big buy of Punjab Kings at Rs. 4.2 crore. Fabian Allen (Rs. 75 lakh), Jalaj Saxena (Rs. 30 lakh), Saurabh Kumar (Rs. 20 lakh) and Utkarsh Singh (Rs. 20 lakh) were the other players which Punjab Kings picked up in IPL 2021 auction.
With 9 new players in the squad, Punjab Kings will arrive in IPL 2021 with new faces in the playing 11. Punjab Kings has some big hitters in the team who thrill the cricket fans with their batting style. Here we look at five players who can be the top scorer for Punjab Kings in IPL 2021.
IPL 2021: 5 Players Who Can Be The Top Scorer For Punjab Kings (PBKS)
KL Rahul is the top contender for the top run-scorer for Punjab Kings in IPL 2021. In IPL 2020, the Punjab Kings’ skipper KL Rahul was the top run-scorer of the tournament earning the orange cap. He smashed 670 runs in 14 innings at an average of 55.83. This consisted of 5 half-centuries and 1 century. In IPL 2019 and IPL 2018 too, KL Rahul was the top run-scorer for Punjab Kings. KL Rahul will be in the spotlight in IPL 2021 and he is definitely one player who can be the top scorer for Punjab Kings in IPL 2021.