The TATA IPL 2022 will begin from the 26th of March. This festival of cricket will bring in the excitement of a lifetime. 10 teams will be looking to qualify for the playoffs with only 4 spots up for grabs. Becoming the first team to qualify for the playoffs is a very big advantage. Firstly, you get two chances to qualify for the playoffs. And the team playing in the final will play against a team that has been fatigued by playing 2 games (eliminator and qualifier 2). Here is a look at the team that is predicted to reach the playoffs first:
Punjab Kings will Qualify First for the Playoffs in TATA IPL:
It is predicted that the Punjab Kings will qualify first for the Playoffs in TATA IPL. The reasons for the Punjab Kings qualifying are as follows:
1)Very Good IPL Auction for Punjab Kings:
The Punjab Kings had retained only 2 players. They went in with Mayank Agarwal and Arshdeep Singh. They had a big purse left. But they also had a bigger question, how effectively do they make use of the money? They were very good at the auction table this time. They haven’t broken the bank for any player like they do every year. PBKS were steady and calculative in their approach. They have banked experienced players like Shikhar Dhawan, Jonny Bairstow, and Kagiso Rabada.
2)Presence of X-Factor Players:
The team has a good balance of reliability and firepower. They have two of the most explosive players on the planet currently in the form of Liam Livingstone and Odean Smith. We were just shown a glimpse of Odean Smith’s firepower in the recently concluded West Indies series. Shahrukh Khan is one player to watch out for. He has been the best finisher in the domestic circuit for over two years now.
3)Easier Qualification Group in TATA IPL 2022:
The other factor which works in their favor is them being in an easier group. They are placed alongside teams like Sunrisers Hyderabad, Gujarat Titans, and RCB who are relatively easier to look at on paper.
PBKS Full Squad for TATA IPL 2022:
|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|
Punjab Kings Predicted Playing XI:
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.
Punjab Kings Full Schedule:
|Game Number||Match-Day||Date||Match Between||Venue||Time|
|1||Sunday||March 27, 2022||PBKS vs RCB||DY Patil Stadium||7:30 PM|
|2||Friday||April 1, 2022||KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS vs PBKS||Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai||7:30 PM|
|3||Sunday||April 3, 2022||CHENNAI SUPER KINGS vs PBKS||Brabourne – CCI, Mumbai||7:30 PM|
|4||Friday||April 8, 2022||PBKS vs GUJARAT TITANS||Brabourne – CCI, Mumbai||7:30 PM|
|5||Wednesday||April 13, 2022||MUMBAI INDIANS vs PBKS||MCA Stadium, Pune||7:30 PM|
|6||Sunday||April 17, 2022||PBKS vs SUNRISERS HYDERABAD||Brabourne – CCI, Mumbai||3:30 PM|
|7||Wednesday||April 20, 2022||DC vs PBKS||MCA Stadium, Pune||7:30 PM|
|8||Monday||April 25, 2022||PBKS vs CHENNAI SUPER KINGS||Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai||7:30 PM|
|9||Friday||April 29, 2022||PBKS vs LUCKNOW SUPER GIANTS||MCA Stadium, Pune||7:30 PM|
|10||Tuesday||May 3, 2022||GUJARAT TITANS vs PBKS||DY Patil Stadium||7:30 PM|
|11||Saturday||May 7, 2022||PBKS vs RR||Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai||3:30 PM|
|12||Friday||May 13, 2022||ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALOREvs PBKS||Brabourne – CCI, Mumbai||7:30 PM|
|13||Monday||May 16, 2022||PBKS vs DC||DY Patil Stadium||7:30 PM|
|14||Sunday||May 22, 2022||SUNRISERS HYDERABAD vs PBKS||Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai||7:30 PM|
To know more go to the official website of PBKS.
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