Punjab Kings performance during IPL 2022



An 11-run victory against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at the Wankhede Stadium on Monday ensured that Punjab Kings (PBKS) would remain in pursuit of a playoff position in the Indian Premier League (IPL). It was PBKS's fourth win of the season overall.


Following a pair of dismal performances against the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Delhi Capitals (DC), with the one-sided loss against the latter causing a significant hit to their Net Run Rate, the PBSK's performance against the Super Kings served as a refreshing change for the Mayank Agarwal-led team and its supporters.


As explosive as it gets, Punjab's batting line-up features Shikhar Dhawan and Mayank Agarwal at the top, Jonny Bairstow and Liam Livingstone in the middle, and Shahrukh Khan and Odean Smith at the end.


Their batting has the experience, power, and depth this season, however, their bowling, except for Kagiso Rabada, is devoid of professional expertise and a lacks of international depth.


After being bowled out for a pitiful 115 against Delhi, the batting unit put forth a far better performance against the defending champions in Match 38. With the help of some brilliant death bowling from Arshdeep Singh, the team managed to set a competitive total of 187/4 on the board, which they were subsequently able to effectively defend.


While the experienced Shikhar Dhawan put in another strong effort, it was his unbroken 88 off 59 deliveries that set the tone for the demanding total that the team was subsequently able to defend that stood out as particularly noteworthy.


Continue to follow us as we provide you with updates on the performance of the Punjab Kings in their IPL matches in 2022.


Punjab Kings


The Punjab Kings (PBKS) is an Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise cricket team based in Mohali, Punjab (IPL). The Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) cricket franchise was formed in 2008 by Mohit Burman, Ness Wadia, Preity Zinta, and Karan Paul, who are also the franchise's owners. The PCA Stadium in Mohali serves as the venue for the team's home games. They have lost their star batsman and skipper KL Rahul, but they have managed to keep Mayank Agarwal, whom they consider to be their second-best batsman, on their roster.


Best Performance: Runners-up 2014


2021 performance: Finished in sixth place for the second season consecutively.


Performance in IPL 2022: Punjab Kings have played nine matches thus far in IPL 2022, winning four and losing four. With 8 points, they move up to the 5th position in the points standings.



The complete Punjab Kings squad and player list for the IPL 2022 season


1. Mayank Agarwal (c),

2. Arshdeep Singh,

3. Shikhar Dhawan,

4. Kagiso Rabada,

5. Jonny Bairstow,

6. Rahul Chahar,

7. Shahrukh Khan,

8. Harpreet Brar,

9. Prabhsimran Singh,

10. Jitesh Sharma,

11. Ishan Porel,

12. Liam Livingstone,

13. Odean Smith,

14. Sandeep Sharma,

15. Raj Bawa,

16. Rishi Dhawan,

17. Prerak Mankad,

18. Vaibhav Arora,

19. Writtick Chatterjee,

20. Baltej Dhanda,

21. Ansh Patel,

22. Nathan Ellis,

23. Atharva Taide,

24. Bhanuka Rajapaksa,

25. Benny Howell


Captain: Mayank Agarwal


Coaching Staff: Anil Kumble (head coach),

Julian Wood (batting consultant),

Damien Wright (bowling coach),

Jonty Rhodes (assistant coach)



Owner: KPH Dream Cricket Private Limited


Players' availability for the Indian Premier League (IPL) matches


Because Jonny Bairstow was presently on tour with the English Test squad in the Caribbean, he was unavailable for Punjab Kings's first two games of the season. Despite the fact that England will be hosting New Zealand for Test matches commencing on June 2, if Kings makes it to the final, he may be forced to skip the game.

Kagiso Rabada was absent from the opening match of the IPL 2022 due to his involvement One-Day International (ODI) tournament against Bangladesh.



Batting Performance in Punjab Kings IPL Matches


As dynamic as it gets, Punjab's batting line-up has Shikhar Dhawan and Mayank Agarwal at the top, Jonny Bairstow and Liam Livingstone in the middle, and Shahrukh Khan and Odean Smith at the finish. The Dhawan-Agarwal tandem not only has a wealth of expertise, but they also give a left-right combination that has its own advantages. Furthermore, Bairstow and Livingstone are capable of dismantling any bowling attack. Then there's Shahrukh and Smith, who are both capable of scoring from the first ball. They will be backed up by the likes of Raj Bawa, Harpreet Brar, and Kagiso Rabada, who are all excellent hitters in their own right. Punjab may choose to replace Bawa, one of India's U-19 World Cup heroes, with Rishi Dhawan, who has more experience if they so like.


However, it is important to consider the efforts of the other players in the batting lineup, who have been critical in the Kings' ability to bounce back from a confidence-shattering defeat. It was Sri Lankan batter Bhanuka Rajapaksha who provided the supporting act to Dhawan's spectacular performance on Monday against Chennai Super Kings (CSK).


With the addition of power-hitting expert Julian Wood to their batting line-up, one can only picture the mayhem that this batting line-up will cause if their players can embrace Wood's ideology and put it into action during matches.

The only thing that they are concerned about is the absence of backup solutions.



Bowling Performance In Punjab Kings IPL Matches


Despite the fact that they have a number of experienced and aggressive batsmen on their squad, their bowling is deficient in both skill and numbers. It is likely that they will be heavily reliant on Rabada, both for early wickets and for death bowling late in the innings. There is enough Indian talent that is available to be distributed among the players on the squad. For them, Arshdeep Singh, a superb left-arm pacer, will almost definitely get the nod to start in the first game against them.


Furthermore, they have Sandeep Sharma, who can make excellent use of the new ball and who, among other things, can provide assistance in the dying overs with his change of pace and yorkers, among other things. There's also Ishan Porel, who has previous experience playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL).


Rahul Chahar and Harpreet Brar will be in charge of the spinning sector, amongst other individuals. During the previous season, Brar bowled numerous economical spells, with an economy rate of 6.04, which was among the best in the league.

Chahar was a strong performer for the Mumbai Indians for multiple seasons, while Chahar was a standout performer for the Mumbai Indians for several seasons.

It is possible that they will consider Livingstone as the last option, but this is not certain. Leg-spin and off-spin are among the bowling options available to him, and he may select between them based on the batsman and the conditions.



Potential Playing XI


1. Shikhar Dhawan

2. Mayank Agarwal (capt)

3. Jonny Bairstow (wk)

4. Liam Livingstone

5. Shahrukh Khan

6. Raj Bawa/Rishi Dhawan

7. Odean Smith

8. Harpreet Brar

9. Kagiso Rabada

10. Arshdeep Singh

11. Rahul Chahar



Punjab Kings Performance Against Sunrisers Hyderabad


The Punjab Kings faced up against the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the first encounter of the fourth week of the Indian Premier League. With 60 runs off 33 balls, Liam Livingstone and Shahrukh Khan both contributed 60 runs to their 151-run total, with Liam Livingstone providing 60 and Shahrukh Khan adding 26 to the total. The team was behind by four wickets in the last over of their batting innings when the loss occurred.

When it came to the bowling unit, Rahul Chahar picked up two wickets and Kagiso Rabada picked up a sole wicket, but the rest of the team was unproductive in defending their position.



Punjab Kings Performance Against Delhi Capital


After that, they had to contend with Delhi Capital, who defeated them by nine wickets in the second match of the league. PBKS could only produce 115 runs in their first inning of batting. Jitesh Sharma, the team's wicket-keeper, scored the most runs with 32 off 23 balls, while captain Mayank Agarwal added 24 off 15 balls as the team's leading run-scorer. One wicket was taken by Chahar, and the opposition was able to chase down the target in just 10.3 overs, highlighting the poor performance of the bowling unit once again.


On the bowling end, the club is anticipated to make some adjustments in order to achieve more consistent wickets. A dominating position for the squad will depend on the opening pair, particularly Shikhar Dhawan, performing at their highest levels. Bhanuka Rajapaksa, the Sri Lankan batter, is expected to make his return to the squad in the team's next match.


PBKS batted first in the match and had a dismal batting effort, which cost them the contest. Mayank Agarwal scored 24 runs, while Jitesh Sharma added 32 runs to the score.


For Delhi Capital, the pursuit was rather straightforward. Delhi Capital completed the goal in the 11th over itself, thanks to Prithvi Shaw's 41 and David Warner's 60, and they did so with nine wickets in their possession. Following his performance in the match, Kuldeep Yadav was named man of the match for his two wickets. Three other DC bowlers also picked up two wickets apiece.



Punjab Kings Performance Against Chennai Super Kings (CSK)


In an exciting match played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on April 25, the Punjab Kings (PBKS) defeated the reigning champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) (Monday). CSK captain Ravindra Jadeja won the toss and chose to field first in the match. PBKS got off to a sluggish but solid start thanks to the efforts of captain Mayank Agarwal (18 off 21 balls) and Shikhar Dhawan (88 off 59 balls). Before the Mayank Agarwal was summoned back to the pavilion, the opening pair had scored 37 runs together.


Before being bowled out, Sri Lankan batsman Bhanuka Rajapaksa (42 off 32 balls) put up an impressive 110-run stand. The superb batting performance of Shikhar Dhawan continued, as he was joined by England hard-hitter Liam Livingstone in the batting squad. Before being scalped by experienced all-rounder Dwayne Bravo, the right-handed batsman unleashed a flurry of thunderous strikes.


Both Dhawan and Bairstow contributed to their team's strong finish, which resulted in PBKS finishing on 187/4 in their 20 overs. Bravo (two wickets) and Mahesh Theekshana (one wicket) were the most successful bowlers for Chennai Super Kings. With the exception of Mitchell Santner of New Zealand, who conceded just eight runs in his two overs, every bowler in the CSK squad averaged at least eight runs strike rate throughout their respective innings.



Rishi Dhawan’s Performance Against Chennai Super Kings


After six long years away from the IPL, Rishi Dhawan made a triumphant return to the game. He last competed in the Indian Premier league in 2016, which was his last appearance. Having had a strong showing with Himachal Pradesh in India's domestic circuit, Dhawan was selected by Punjab Kings in the mega auction that took place prior to the start of the current season for INR 55 Lakh. He was the captain of his squad that won the Vijay Hazare Trophy for the first time last year.


During his return, the 32-year-old made an immediate impression by dismissing the in-form Shivam Dube for eight runs in his second over, while defending a total of 188 runs. When he had the challenge to defend 27 runs against Dhoni and Jadeja in the last over, he kept his cool and maintained his composure despite giving six runs on the first ball, which was followed by a wide, he was outstanding. On the third ball of the innings, he got the key wicket of Dhoni (12), putting his side in a position to win the game.



Conclusion


After defeating the Yellow Army, PBKS has moved up to sixth place in the points standings. However, the top five teams in the points standings are as follows: Gujarat Titans (first), Sunrisers Hyderabad (second), Rajasthan Royals (third), Lucknow Super Giants (fourth), and Royal Challengers Bangalore (fifth).


The Rajasthan Royals defeated the Delhi Capitals by 15 runs at the Wankhede Stadium to go to the top of the points table. Sanju Samson was the winning wicketkeeper. This season's Indian Premier League has seen Rajasthan Royals maintain their unbeaten record, and Sanju Samson played a captain's performance as he smashed 46 runs in 19 balls against Delhi Capitals on Sunday.


Be mindful of the fact that last year, Sanju Samson's superb 119 ran out of steam as the Punjab Kings overcame the Rajasthan Royals by four runs in their IPL encounter at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium. Punjab Kings scored 221 runs in six innings against Rajasthan Royals after being sent in to bat. As a result, we have high expectations for these two in the upcoming games.

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