CricketPunjab Kings squad strength and weakness IPL 2022
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Punjab Kings has strengthened their all rounder department with addition of Sam Curran. Clearly, they have new plans for the IPL 2023 as they have left their full time captain Mayank Agrawal who has been drafted by Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Focusing more on the firepower, Punjab Kings has gone ahead with the hope to elevate themselves from last year’s performance. They have got two of best all rounders now: Liam Livingstone and Sam Curran.

They broke their bank records to draft in the World Cup winning all rounder which worth every penny invested. If Sam Curran can win Punjab Kings two or three matches, his job will be done better.IMG_20221224_131550_087300x275

Sikandar Raza is a spinning all-rounder and a back-up for Liam Livingstone, who is currently recovering from an injury, so getting him at his basic price is a deal.

Punjab lost because it let go of Mayank Agarwal and was unable to acquire a dependable top-order batter from India. They also skipped hiring a famous expert to bolster their spin attack. Punjab ended up with 12.2 crore INR in leftover funds.

Punjab Kings full squad:

Openers: Shikhar Dhawan, Harpreet Bhatia

Middle-order: Shahrukh Khan, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Atharva Taide

Wicketkeepers: Jonny Bairstow, Prabhsimran Singh, Jitesh Sharma

Allrounders: Sam Curran, Sikandar Raza, Raj Bawa, Rishi Dhawan, Liam Livingstone, Shivam Singh

Spinners: Rahul Chahar, Harpreet Brar, Mohit Rathee

Fast bowlers: Arshdeep Singh, Baltej Singh, Nathan Ellis, Kagiso Rabada, Vidwath Kaverappa

There isn’t much difference in change of roles. However, the captaincy has been transferred to more experienced Shikhar Dhawan who will open with destructive Jonny Bairstow. Former will play the anchor role while the latter will accelerate at his own pace.