The Punjab Kings, who have changed the franchise name this year will be on high expectations to do well in their first game tonight against Rajasthan Royals. Punjab did not have the best of the season in the last IPL and picked up momentum in the backend of the tournament which was too late though.
Punjab has got a pretty good top four boasting the likes of KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, and Nicholas Pooran. Punjab made the finals in 2014 and they have been waiting to enter the finals ever since that. They haven’t won an IPL trophy yet and here are 3 stars from Punjab Kings who can be the game-changers against Rajasthan Royals.
3 Stars From Punjab Kings Who Can Be Game Changers:
KL Rahul bagged the orange cap in the last IPL and he did have an excellent individual season. However, the Punjab skipper failed to get his team over the line on most of the occasions despite scoring loads of runs. Of the things that were in scrutiny against him was the strike rate progression which wasn’t great for him.
Rahul had a poor T20 series against England but he has been the best T20 player from India in the last two years. He has not been able to go hard at the front which he did very well in the 2018 IPL and his strike rate has been on the downward spiral. But Punjab has got a much better squad this year and he will have the license to go hard at the top which will be much effective. Rahul is a game-changer which Rajasthan should be wary of.