Arshdeep Singh was the star of the Punjab bowlers against RR with figures of 2/29 from his four overs and would once again be hoping to provide some vital breakthroughs going forward.
Sandeep Sharma, who has been off colour in the ongoing season, yet again had a forgettable last game. Not only did he go wicketless but also ended up conceding 41 runs from his four overs.
Rahul Chahar also went wicketless in the last game and he would be expected to showcase a better performance in the next match.
Kagiso Rabada would be desperate to rediscover his rhythm with the ball in hand after being Punjab’s most expensive bowler finishing with figures of 1/50 at an economy rate of 12.5.
Rishi Dhawan, on the other hand, had a forgettable day in the last encounter with figures of 1/25 from three overs.
Jonny Bairstow, who had a disappointing 2022 season, roared back to form in the last game against Rajasthan Royals scoring 56 runs from 40 deliveries.
Jitesh Sharma’s unbeaten knock of 38 runs off 18 balls towards the backend propelled Punjab Kings to a competitive total of 189.
Bhanuka Rajapaksa has succeeded in providing a lot of stability to Punjab’s middle-order. The only problem with the Sri Lankan stumper is that while he does get promising starts, he is unable to convert them to impactful scores.
Liam Livingstone is one of Punjab Kings’ go-to players this season. Apart from playing crucial knocks in the middle and death overs, Livingstone can also turn the tables on the opposition with his spin bowling and he is one of the team’s pillars of strengths.
Shikhar Dhawan might have flopped in the last game but, the senior batter has so far amassed 381 runs from 11 matches and has been really good with the bat.
Mayank Agarwal demoted himself down the batting order in order to regain his lost touch but, that did not turn out to be fruitful against Rajasthan where he scored a 13-ball 15.