Punjab Kings will be hoping for a change in their fortunes after their new name as they haven’t won an IPL title yet and their bowling has been a major issue for them. They have roped in two quick fast bowlers from Australia (Jhye Richardson and Riley Meredith) for a hefty amount of 22 crores combined to strengthen their bowling department.
With a lot of young Indian bowlers on the team, Punjab Kings need their overseas bowlers to step up and lead the way alongside seasoned campaigner Mohammad Shami. They have released the likes of K Gowtham, Sheldon Cottrell, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, James Neesham from the squad ahead of the auction.
IPL 2021: 5 Bowlers From Punjab Kings (PKBS) Who Can Take Highest Number Of Wickets:
5. Chris Jordan
Chris Jordan is a clever bowler in the T20 format and has played around the globe for various franchises. With the amount of experience, he has, he should be able to pick up wickets at regular intervals even if he is expensive. He was one of the three overseas players retained by the Punjab franchise ahead of the auction.
Jordan can bat at 7 which will be handy for the Punjab Kings and it could be a toss-up between him and Riley Meredith for a spot in the playing XI. He has taken 21 wickets in the 20 games he has played so far in his IPL career.