Punjab Kings did not have the best of seasons again at the start and they will surely need to work on their strategies in the auction and come up with a much better-balanced squad. They have relied on KL Rahul too much which has affected his strike rate despite scoring runs and the other players need to step up for the franchise.
Nicholas Pooran not coming to the party affected them on a higher note and they will not be doubting if they could retain him as the overseas player for the mega auction as he has been out of form totally. There aren’t many big players in the squad and Punjab must ensure they pick Indian experienced players in the squad. Here are 3 players Punjab Kings might retain for IPL 2022.
3 Players Punjab Kings (PBKS) Might Retain:
KL Rahul has been by far the batsman the best batsman for Punjab Kings over the last three years and he has scored the bulk of the runs for the team. He has carried the responsibility for his shoulders and it has improved him a lot as a batsman who can handle pressure really well.
He has been mastering the chases playing the anchor role until the half of the innings and then starts to cut loose at the back end. This never looks good if he fails to capitalize in the last 10 overs as he needs to improve his strike rate. He has captained the franchise well despite not taking to the playoffs, and there isn’t he could do more with the squad he has. He will be the first name to be retained by the franchise.