IPL 2022: Punjab Kings (PBKS) Squad 2022, Playing 11, Schedule.  

Here is a look at what the Punjab Kings have in store for us. The team from the Nothern-part of India will be keen on winning their first IPL trophy.

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Punjab Kings is one team that has failed to get its hand on the trophy. The Preity Zinta-owned franchise will want to make an impact on IPL 2022. The team that the Punjab Kings have assembled looks amazing. It is an IPL-winning team. They have all the basics covered. But rarely has there been a year where the Kings have not had a squad that couldn’t win the trophy. Anyways, how does the team shape up this season? What does it look like? Here’s an in-depth analysis: 

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Punjab Kings IPL 2022 Team: 

Player Name Position Player Name Position 
Mayank Agarwal Batter Raj Angad Bawa All-Rounder 
Shikhar Dhawan Batter Sandeep Sharma Bowler 
Kagiso Rabada Bowler Liam Livingstone All-Rounder 
Arshdeep Singh Bowler Prerak Mankad Batter 
Jonny Bairstow Batter/Keeper Odean Smith All-Rounder 
Rahul Chahar Bowler Nathan Ellis Bowler 
Prabhsimran Singh Batter Atharva Taide Batter 
Harpreet Brar All-Rounder Bhanuka Rajapaksha Batter 
Shahrukh Khan All-Rounder Benny Howell All-Rounder 
Jitesh Sharma Batter Ansh Patel Bowler 
Ishan Porel Bowler Baltej Singh Bowler 
Vaibhav Arora Bowler Writhik Chatterjee  
Rishi Dhawan All-Rounder   

Expected Playing XI for Punjab Kings: 

Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal(c), Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, Shahrukh Khan, Rishi Dhawan/Prabhsimran Singh, Odean Smith, Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh, Rahul Chahar, Sandeep Sharma/Ishan Porel. 

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Strengths of the Punjab Kings in IPL 2022: 

The strength of the team is their Indian batting core. They have names that are always a part of the Indian team. Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal, Shahrukh Khan, are all experienced players. Shahrukh has been the best finisher in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy for over 2 years. They have all their bases covered. Their bowling unit looks sorted with Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, and Arshdeep Singh. The opposition will find it difficult to score runs at the death with the duo of Arsh and KG Rabada in the mix.  

Weakness of the Punjab Kings: 

There are no evident weaknesses but we can knit pick a few. If Shahrukh bats number 6, they need someone solid at number 5. To avoid this issue, they need to solve the problem with players like Rishi Dhawan and Odean Smith. Their second Indian seamer looks like a point of concern. Ishan Porel hasn’t been the best in whichever game he has got. Sandeep Sharma on the other hand is not in the prime of form.  

Opportunities for the Punjab Kings in IPL 2022: 

The most important and big change is for the Punjab Kings to win the title. Never before have they had such a settled team. The team has the experience of Dhawan and Rabada and the youth of Arshdeep and Shahrukh. With India looking for a finisher always after the departure of MS Dhoni, Rishi Dhawan and Shahrukh Khan can make a case for themselves. Rishi Dhawan led the HP team to victory in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, with good performances, he can make a dream comeback to the national team.  

Threats for the Punjab Kings: 

The threats include the availability of players. KG Rabada has national duties with South Africa and Jonny Bairstow has them with the England team. If both these players miss out on the initial few games, it can cost the Punjab Kings. The other threat is injuries. Apart from that, the number 5,6,7 positions need to be cleared out. For these 3 positions, they have 4 options. Sharukh, Rishi Dhawan, Odean Smith, and Jitesh Sharma.  

Punjab Kings IPL 2022 Schedule: 

S.No. Day Date Match Between Venue Time 
Sunday March 27, 2022 PBKS vs RCB DY Patil Stadium 7:30 PM INDIAN STANDARD TIME 
Friday April 1, 2022 KKR vs PBKS Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai 7:30 PM INDIAN STANDARD TIME 
Sunday April 3, 2022 CSK vs PBKS Brabourne – CCI, Mumbai 7:30 PM INDIAN STANDARD TIME 
Friday April 8, 2022 PBKS vs GT Brabourne – CCI, Mumbai 7:30 PM INDIAN STANDARD TIME 
Wednesday April 13, 2022 MI vs PBKS MCA Stadium, Pune 7:30 PM INDIAN STANDARD TIME 
Sunday April 17, 2022 PBKS vs SRH Brabourne – CCI, Mumbai 3:30 PM INDIAN STANDARD TIME 
Wednesday April 20, 2022 DC vs PBKS MCA Stadium, Pune 7:30 PM INDIAN STANDARD TIME 
Monday April 25, 2022 PBKS vs CSK Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai 7:30 PM INDIAN STANDARD TIME 
Friday April 29, 2022 PBKS vs LSG MCA Stadium, Pune 7:30 PM INDIAN STANDARD TIME 
10 Tuesday May 3, 2022 GT vs PBKS DY Patil Stadium 7:30 PM INDIAN STANDARD TIME 
11 Saturday May 7, 2022 PBKS vs RR Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai 3:30 PM INDIAN STANDARD TIME 
12 Friday May 13, 2022 RCB vs PBKS Brabourne – CCI, Mumbai 7:30 PM INDIAN STANDARD TIME 
13 Monday May 16, 2022 PBKS vs DC DY Patil Stadium 7:30 PM INDIAN STANDARD TIME 
14 Sunday May 22, 2022 SRH vs PBKS Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai 7:30 PM INDIAN STANDARD TIME 

To know more go to the official website of the Punjab Kings.

To know more to the official page of the IPL.