Even babies don’t change their diapers as frequently as PBKS change their playing combination: Virender Sehwag
Virender Sehwag also stated that Chris Jordan is an overseas player who can score runs with the willow as well as bowl in the death overs for the Punjab Kings.
Updated - Sep 21, 2021 7:16 pm
Former Indian cricket legend Virender Sehwag feels that predicting the playing XI of the Punjab Kings (PBKS) side is a challenge because the KL Rahul-led outfit changes their lineup very often.
Adding that the likes of Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Mayank Agarwal, and KL Rahul can win matches for the Punjab side with the willow, Sehwag feels that it is the bowling department of the Punjab side that needs to be strengthened.
The ‘Nawab of Najafgarh’ further stated that Chris Jordan is an overseas player who can score runs with the willow as well as bowl in the death overs for the Punjab Kings.
“It’s tough to predict their XI because they have changed their bowling so many times in the first seven games that there is no count. What they play and whom they play is going to remain a challenge for Punjab Kings. But still, I would want them to keep their bowling strong.
Because if their batting clicks – with Gayle, Pooran, Agarwal, and Rahul, if they score, they can help the team win solely on their performance. So, it is important to keep their bowling strong. If they want an overseas fast bowler, then Chris Jordan is one such player who can bowl in the death and can score as well,” said Virender Sehwag in a chat on Cricbuzz.
Rajasthan Royals are more settled: Virender Sehwag
Virender Sehwag also said that the Rajasthan Royals side is more settled as compared to the Punjab Kings. Sehwag added that the Sanju Samson-led Rajasthan outfit does not have many of their top players for the Second Phase of the tournament, and so will have to change their playing XI frequently in IPL Phase 2.
Sehwag concluded by stating that even babies would not change their diapers as frequently as the Punjab side tinkers with their playing combination.
“I would still say that Rajasthan Royals are a bit more settled. Punjab Kings change their XI a lot more. For RR, since they do not have too many top players this time around, they have no other option than to change. They had this system where they would give a player 2-3 matches before changing but Punjab Kings kept changing after every 1-2 games. Even babies do not change diapers as frequently as Punjab Kings change their Playing XI,” concluded Sehwag.