IPL Auction 2022: 3 Pacers Punjab Kings (PBKS) Will Target In The Mega Auction

Published - 09 Feb 2022, 01:48 PM

Punjab Kings vs MI, IPL 2021
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The perennial underachievers of IPL, Punjab Kings will hope to turn their fortunes around as they look to rebuild their squad from scratch ahead of the mega auctions. KL Rahul is no longer a part of the team and the franchise has decided to retain only two players for the next edition, namely Mayank Agarwal and Arshdeep Singh.

One is an opening batsman and the other is the opening fast bowler. Surprisingly, they have opted to release Mohammad Shami as well. It will be interesting to see the number of fast bowlers that they are going to add to their team this year. In this article, we have predicted three pacers that Punjab Kings can target in IPL 2022 Mega Auctions.

IPL Auction 2022: 3 Pacers Punjab Kings (PBKS) Will Target In The Mega Auction

  1. Pat Cummins

Pat Cummins, IPL
Pat Cummins (Image Credit: Twitter)

Pat Cummins could be the one who might lead the Punjab Kings’ pace attack in the next edition of the tournament. Cummins can add the much-needed experience in the fast bowling attack. He could also take over the captaincy duties if need be. Cummins fared admirably for the last two seasons for KKR in IPL. Kolkata Knight Riders, however, opted not to retain him for the next edition, which means that he will find himself at the mega-auctions.

Pat Cummins could bring a variety in the pace-attack for Punjab Kings and they might break their bank to acquire his services for the next edition of the tournament. In his IPL career so far, Pat Cummins has managed to pick 38 wickets in 37 wickets at an average of 30.13.

  1. Harshal Patel

Harshal Patel
Harshal Patel (Image Credits: Twitter)

Harshal Patel wreaked havoc with the ball last year while playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL. Perhaps, no one had expected Harshal Patel to finish the season as the highest wicker-taker. He was the standout performer for Royal Challengers Bangalore last season. Every time the team was in trouble, Harshal Patel managed to pick wickets and break partnerships.

He was the one who didn’t let the opposition score runs freely in the middle overs. Patel finished with a record of 32 wickets in 15 matches at an average of 14.34. However, despite his heroic performances, Royal Challengers Bangalore opted to release him. He is likely to be on the radar for a number of franchises and Punjab Kings could be one of them.

  1. Dwayne Bravo

Dwayne Bravo
Dwayne Bravo. Credits: IPL

Dwayne Bravo is one of the prominent names who will be up for grabs in the mega-auctions. Dwayne Bravo’s records in T20 cricket speak for themselves. He has played an instrumental role in CSK’s success in IPL. The franchise, however, has decided to let him go for the next edition of IPL.

Dwayne Bravo adds a lot more variety in the pace attack and also adds depth in the batting line-up. Bravo has a vast experience of bowling in the middle overs as well as at the death. Punjab Kings could help a lot for themselves if they manage to buy his services at the auctions.

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