Punjab Kings (PBKS) are scheduled to play their first match of IPL 2021 against Rajasthan Royals at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on April 12, 2021. Punjab Kings finished on the 6th spot in IPL 2020. Punjab Kings changed their name from Kings XI Punjab for IPL 2021. After IPL 2021 auction, Punjab Kings have seen a lot of changes in the squad.
After IPL 2020, the team released 9 players out of the squad. Glenn Maxwell, Sheldon Cottrell, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Hardus Viljoen, James Neesham, Krishnappa Gowtham, Karun Nair, Jagadeesha Suchith, and Tejinder Singh Dhillon were released by Punjab Kings. Later in the mini-auction, Punjab Kings bought 5 overseas players and 3 domestic players.
Punjab Kings had the highest salary cap available in IPL 2021 auction and the franchisee bought few crucial overseas players. However, only the best overseas players will play in IPL 2021 as there are only 4 overseas players allowed in each game. Here we take a glance at 4 overseas players who might be benched by Punjab Kings throughout IPL 2021.
IPL 2021: 4 Overseas Players Of Punjab Kings Who Might Be Benched Throughout The Season
Punjab Kings have bought two overseas pacers during IPL 2021 auction who are Jhye Richarson and Riley Meredith. Punjab Kings have spent a huge amount for buying both the cricketers so the team will definitely try them in the initial games. If Jhye Richardson and Riley Meredith’s pair worked for the team, they won’t go for any other overseas pacer in the tournament. In such a situation, Chris Jordan might have to sit out throughout IPL 2021. In IPL 2020, Chris Jordan played 9 matches for Punjab Kings but he was not that impressive and only took 9 wickets. This is the reason why Punjab Kings bought two crucial pacers in IPL 2021 auction.