Kings XI Punjab UAE Schedule & Team Analysis: Reaching to a knock out stage only twice in 12 outings, Punjab has made pretty below-par performances throughout the league. They always had their team filled with star performers, but as a team, they under performed. Even the frequent leadership changes have also not worked out in their favor. However this year they spent some big bucks on quality international players to their squad, they will be keenly looking to repeat their 2014 outing but with the maiden title. Go through this article by The Mid Wicket, have and have a detailed analysis of KXIP Team.
IPL 2020 Kings XI Punjab UAE Schedule, Team Analysis & Squad
Kings XI Punjab UAE Match Schedule IPL 2020
As per the latest announcement by BBCI, Dream11 IPL Schedule 2020 is releasing on 4th September 2020. Stay tuned this space for all the info related to Delhi capitals team
Chris Gayle,Karun Nair, Mayank Agarwal,Sarfaraz Khan, Deepak Hooda,Glenn Maxwell,James Neesham, Krishnappa Gowtham, Mandeep Singh, Tajinder Singh,KL Rahul, Nicholas Pooran, Simran Singh, Arshdeep Singh,Chris Jordan, Darshan Nalkande, Hardus Viljoen, Harpreet Brar, Ishan Porel, Jagadeesha Suchith, Mohammed Shami, Mujeeb Ur Rahman,Murugan Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Sheldon Cottrell
Look out for these lads:
KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Sheldon Cotrell, Mohammed Shami, Mujib Ur Rehman
With World boss Chris Gayle in the team, Punjab should be less worried, but things didn’t go that way in the last season. Gayle was taking his time to settle sucking up deliveries making his peer mates feel the pressure. However, this time, Gayle will be coming with all his guns blazed to mark his return to the world’s biggest league.
KL Rahul, on the other side of the pitch, will be looking to continue his from where he left off in his international form. This year he is given additional responsibilities to lead the pack, and he would be looking to grab this opportunity to mark his presence as a good leader. Karun Nair can open the batting too if things don’t work out well
Mighty Middle Order:
With Glenn Maxwell, Mayank Agarwal, Pooran middle order looks perfectly fine with a good balance of strong lads who can anchor the innings in the middle overs. If there is a break down at the top simultaneously, they are equally destructive at the end.
Sarfaraz Khan, Mandeep Singh, and Deepak Hooda are bankable players at the bench, while Deepak Hooda can chip in some overs with the ball. Overall Middle order looks mighty, which is the utmost required for the team.
Krishnappa Gowtham is under-exploited. He can smash the ball quite long while runs through his over impressively fast with his spin bowling.
Lightning pace Attack:
Adding Sheldon Cottrell and Chris Jordan to Mohammed Shami Punjab has done some impressive trading. This trio will be fearful at the death, while Cottrell is playing his maiden IPL, he has bigger shoes to fill. On the other hand, Jordan is impressive with his variations, but he did not have good outings in the league. Shami will this inexperience pace attack with a bunch full of skilled lads.
James Neesham can also fire in some quick deliveries with the ability to hit some out of the park. He can be a perfect spot for the 6th bowler option.
Ishan Porel has done impressive work for the Bengal team in the domestic circuit. He can come in handy.
Mujeeb Ur Rahman has to be go-to spin bowling option for his variety of spin attack, Krishnappa Gowtham, and Murugan Ashwin has a more prominent role to play to support Mujeeb Ur Rahman cause. Glenn Maxwell can chip in with some overs. Punjab has to find some good 7-8 overs between them with a variety of spin they offer. This shouldn’t be a big thing for the team.
J Suchith and Ravi Bishnoi can be given a chance given that they provide some excellent quality spin
Provided that team has variant spin, but it misses out on one player on whom they can entirely rely on if someone comes hazy at them.
With entirely of exciting lads in the team pretty much covered with all bases, Kings XI Punjab will be eying to claim the Maiden IPL title, depending on how much they can succeed as a team.
Chris Gayle, KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Glenn Maxwell, Deepak Hooda, Krishnappa Gowtham, Sheldon Cottrell, Mohammed Shami, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Ishan Porel, Murugan Ashwin
Pull out Chris Gayle & Deepak Hooda and add Karun Nair & Jimmy Neesham according to pitch and playing conditions
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