Jonny Bairstow
Jonny Bairstow. (Photo: Twitter)
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Punjab Kings are often hailed as the underachievers in the Indian Premier League. For the last few years, they have consistently remained at the bottom half of the points table despite the heroic performances.

Their former skipper, KL Rahul is no longer a part of the team. Punjab Kings have appointed Mayank Agarwal as their new skipper. Along with him, Arshdeep Singh was also retained by the franchise prior to the auction. Much to the surprise of a lot of cricket pundits, Punjab Kings have managed to compile an outstanding squad at the auction.

They had a stellar outing in the Mega Auction 20222 and have certainly given themselves the best chance to win the tournament. The franchise made some outstanding buys in the form of Kagiso Rabada, Odean Smith, Shikhar Dhawan, Jonny Bairstow, Rahul Chahar, etc. In this article, we take a look at three Punjab Kings players who can win the orange cap. 

IPL 2022: 3 Players From Punjab Kings (PBKS) Who Can Win The Orange Cap

  1. Shikhar Dhawan

Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan. Image Source: Twitter

For those of you who don’t know, Shikhar Dhawan is the second-highest run-getter in the Indian Premier League. He led the run-charts for Delhi Capitals for three consecutive years. However, despite that, Delhi Capitals opted to release him for the next edition. 

They tried to bring him back into the team at the IPL Mega Auction but Punjab Kings eventually bought him at a whopping amount of 8.25 crores. Shikhar Dhawan will be opening for Punjab Kings this year and the franchise would be hoping that he exhibits a solid performance with the bat. Last year, Shikhar Dhawan scored 587 runs in 16 matches at an average of 39.13 and a strike rate of 124.62. His form will be vital to the team’s fortune in the tournament. 

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