IPL: 5 Players Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) should release ahead of the next season

IPL: 5 Players Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) should release ahead of the next season

Punjab needs to make some tactical changes moving to IPL 2020 if it has to entertain any dream of winning the trophy.

2. Arshdeep Singh

Kings XI Punjab
Kings XI Punjab. (Photo: Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

Arshdeep is a left-arm pacer from Punjab. He is a member of the U19 squad that lifted the World Cup in 2018. After his impressive performances in Domestic Cricket, the 20-year-old was called for King XI Punjab’s trials where he impressed everyone with his death bowling skills. This tempted the franchise to rope him ahead of the IPL 2019 season.

In his debut against Rajasthan Royals at his home ground in Mohali, he accounted for two big guns – Ajinkya Rahane and Jos Butler. It turned out to be an eventful IPL debut for him, although he was quite expensive. In another match against Sunrisers Hyderabad, he got only a single wicket but he struggled bowling to the likes of David Warner and again was quite expensive. Although, he drew praises from the Pundits for the execution of Yorkers towards the end of the innings.

He picked up 3 wickets from 3 matches at an economy rate of close to 11 in the tournament. Although, the sample size is too small to judge him but whatever we have seen of this guy, he seems to be a talented young player who is too raw at this level. Punjab should release him next season and look for some experienced domestic bowling options.