Punjab Kings (PBKS) will play their 1st match of IPL 2022 against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on 27th March 2022 at the DY Patil stadium in Navi Mumbai. It is the 2nd of the two matches that day with Delhi Capitals (DC) and Mumbai Indians (MI) playing a 3:00 PM IST Match as well.
The franchise added 23 players to their side along with the 2 players they retained ahead of the IPL 2022 Mega Auction. Punjab Kings are placed in group B alongside RCB, SRH CSK, and GT. The IPL 2022 will be a 10-team affair with 74 matches to be played across 4 venues in Maharashtra. Wankhede & DY Patil Stadium will host 20 matches each. On the other hand, Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai and MCA Stadium in Pune will play hosts to 15 matches each.
Punjab Kings (PBKS) with 72 Crores bought some of the good players in the IPL. The players they added include names like Kagiso Rabada, Jonny Bairstow, Shikhar Dhawan, amongst others. In this article, you will see 5 Punjab Kings players who can win the Man of the Tournament award in IPL 2022.
Punjab Kings 5 Players Who Can Win The Man of the Tournament Award
Punjab Kings (PBKS) is a franchise cricket team based in Mohali, Punjab. This team will play in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 15th Season. It was founded in 2008 as the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP). The franchise is jointly owned by Preity Zinta, Ness Wadia, Mohit Burman, & Karan Paul.
The team plays its home matches at the PCA Stadium, Mohali. Since 2010, they also have been playing some of their home matches at either Indore or Dharamsala. Below you will see Punjab Kings 5 Players Who Can Win The Man of the Tournament Award.
- Shikhar Dhawan
- Mayank Agarwal
- Jonny Bairstraw
- Kagiso Rabada
- Odean Smith
Shikhar Dhawan is the most consistent Indian batter in the IPL since the previous few seasons. In 2019, He joined Delhi Capitals and scored over 1200 runs for the side across 3 seasons. Punjab grabbed him in for Rs. 8.25 Crores and has secured the run-scoring charts.
Mayank is the Captain of the Punjab Kings (PBKS) in IPL 2022. He was one of the 2 players retained ahead of the IPL 2022 Mega Auction. Along with Mayank, KL Rahul scored the no. runs for Punjab in the previous 3 seasons, with captaincy on his shoulders. Hence, this adds all the more responsibility on him to score runs with the bat. Although, Agrawal is not in the greatest of form at the moment having not scored many in the 1st Test against Sri Lanka.
Jonny Bairstow scored a hundred in the 1st Test against West Indies (WI) and will carry form into IPL 2022. He is likely to open with Shikhar Dhawan at the other end. Jonny has played 3 seasons for Sunrises Hyderabad (SRH) scoring over 1000 runs for the franchise. He is a batter who plays a long inning. Hence, He is one of the Punjab Kings players who can win the Man of the Tournament Award.
Punjab grabbed South African pacer Kagiso Rabada for an Rs. 9.25 crores. However, he might miss the 1st few matches of the IPL due to his international commitments with South Africa. He won the Purple Cap in IPL 2020 for picking up 30 wickets in that season. Furthermore, Kagiso is one of the most reputed pacers going around and becoming one of the Players for the Man of the Tournament award.
Odean Smith was grabbed by Punjab Kings for Rs. 6 crores. Smith displayed his all-around abilities in the T20I series against India. He is a mighty power-hitter with the ball and a handy option with the ball as well. Moreover, With just 4 overseas slots available it will be interesting to see if he plays all 14 games for Punjab Kings.