The Punjab-based IPL franchise rechristened to Punjab Kings and the workforce administration would hope for a change in fortune after the revamp. Together with the skipper KL Rahul and his opening Mayank Agarwal, Punjab Kings possess a whole lot of high quality of their batting, however the bowling division would require fixing within the mini-auction on Thursday.
Having already off-loaded the likes of Sheldon Cotterell and Glenn Maxwell, PK – who completed in sixth place on the factors desk final 12 months – will look to aggressively bid for Australian duo of Steve Smith and Jhye Richardson. Smith supplies extra solidity to the PK line-up and brings wealth of captaincy data from his time in cost with Australia as effectively as Rajasthan Royals and Pune Warriors prior to now.
The franchise are but to carry the IPL trophy and have just one third place end and one runners-up place within the 13 editions of the event that has been held thus far. The workforce beneath KL Rahul’s management completed sixth within the earlier version held in Dubai, with six wins from 14 matches.
Retained: KL Rahul (c), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran, Mandeep Singh, Sarfaraz Khan, Deepak Hooda, Prabhsimran Singh, Mohammed Shami, Chris Jordan, Darshan Nalkande, Ravi Bishnoi, Murugan Ashwin, Arshdeep Singh, Harpreet Brar, Ishan Porel
Targets: Shakib Al Hasan, Chris Morris, Ben Reducing, Daniel Christian, Jhye Richardson, Mustafizur Rahman, Steve Smith, Moeen Ali, Harbhajan Singh, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Ankit Rajpoot, Umesh Yadav, Vishnu Solanki