Punjab Kings haven’t had the best of times in their last two outings and have lots to worry about as they move into their next encounter against Sunrisers Hyderabad in Chennai. Delhi Capitals‘ openers created havoc against the bowling of Punjab and eventually cruised to victory against the Punjab Kings team with 10 balls left.
Punjab should have got to a much bigger total in their first innings with the way they were placed at the halfway mark and it wasn’t the best of finishes from them.
KL Rahul’s anchor role hasn’t helped the team to any extent and has been one of the reasons behind the loss. Here are 3 stars from Punjab Kings who will be game-changers against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
3 Stars From Punjab Kings Who Will Be Game Changers:
It has again been the curious case of KL Rahul playing at a very low strike rate in the early part of his innings. Despite the inexperience in the middle order, Rahul needs to make sure that he addresses the strike rate issue as it is not getting any better. In the previous game, he played 51 deliveries for just 61 runs which are not ideal in T20 cricket.
Rahul can hit the big sixes and he has shown it in the past of his hitting prowess. However, the captaincy has made him play subtle and he must be aware of the fact that if he gets going, the opening partnership becomes really dangerous with the likes of Mayank Agarwal getting his touchback in the last game.
Rahul is going to be a key player in defining the success of the team and his strike rate is going to be under vision again.