Punjab Kings (PBKS) succumbed to another defeat in their previous encounter against KKR and they will be up against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in their next fixture. Punjab have won two games and lost four games so far in their campaign and are lying seventh in the table with just four points in six games.
KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal did not get the start they would have liked to and their strike rates weren’t good too. The middle-order failed completely and they managed to put up only 123 against KKR which was chased down very easily.
The bowling efforts were decent, but they would like to have more impact from experienced heads like Shami. Here are 3 stars from Punjab Kings who will be game-changers against Royal Challengers Bangalore.
IPL 2021: 3 Stars From Punjab Kings Who Will Be Game Changers:
KL Rahul’s strike rate hasn’t improved by any far and he is looking to bat deep which has been a concern for the Punjab Kings at the top of the order. Despite his consistency at the top, Punjab has lost a lot of games, and one of the reasons is that he isn’t playing the hard hitter role at the top.
Punjab Kings have gone too defensive in the powerplay and losing early wickets is not helping them too. Rahul has scored 240 runs in 6 games so far in the tournament and he scored 19 off 20 balls in the previous innings against KKR. Rahul will need to stop worrying about the middle order and needs to play aggressively at the top to set up a base for the likes of Pooran and Hooda. Rahul can be a game-changer once he gets his eye in.