They ran through troubled waters in the last season especially in the first half of the league stage. However, Punjab Kings franchise managed to get back on track in the latter half of the season.
Needless to say, it was too late as they failed to qualify for the playoffs. They finished sixth in the IPL 2020 points table. Overall, they managed to win 6 games but lost 8 games in the group stage.
Punjab Kings are one of the teams who are yet to get their hands on the trophy so far. They made it into the final only once in the 2014 season but lost to Kolkata Knight Riders in the epic encounter.
Sarfaraz Khan imitates Darren Sammy; leaves Gayle in stitches
Taking time off preparations, Punjab Kings players had some fun ahead of the brand new season. Meanwhile, the Punjab Kings franchise recently took to their official Twitter handle and posted a video clip.
The video features the likes of Sarfaraz Khan, Chris Gayle. As per the video, Sarfaraz Khan can be seen imitating Darren Sammy. Meanwhile, West Indies international Chris Gayle couldn’t control his laughter.
Watch the video below:
Fans couldn’t stop talking about the short video clip that went viral all over the internet. Punjab fans will expect that their team would fire in all cylinders in a bid to compete for the title this time.
Punjab Kings take on Rajasthan Royals
Punjab Kings will kick start their campaign when they take on Rajasthan Royals on April 12 at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. KL Rahul will be looking forward to yet another good season.
The Punjab Kings captain won the Orange Cap last season. The flamboyant cricketer scored 670 runs in 14 games at a staggering average of 55.83 and a strike rate of 129.34.
Rahul scored 1 century and 5 fifties to his name. He registered his personal best score of 133* against Royal Challengers Bangalore. This is the highest individual score by any Indian cricketer.
Punjab Kings made the right choices to rope in the right players that fit their bill in the mini IPL auction that took place in Chennai. The team management tried their best to cover all their bases.
Punjab Kings boasts big guns like Chris Gayle, Dawid Malan and Mohammad Shami. They also have young guns like Sarfaraz Khan and Ravi Bishnoi in their arsenal.