as ipl 2021 gets set to hit restart in the uae punjab kings would hope for a change in fortunes because the start to their season in 2021 was in typical punjab king’s fashion they won the first game then lost three then won some and then lost some again these inconsistencies mean that they find themselves in the bottom half of that points table for them scoring the runs was that usual suspect captain kl rahul again with the bat he missed out on a century twice once against the rajasthan royals another time against the rcb but both those knocks meant that those contributed to a winning cause on the leading run scorer stalli he is second with 331 runs including 450s and if punjab kings have to make a mark in the latter half of this tournament they will desperately need cair rahul to do it again bowling is an area where the punjab kings fall thin although they have the experience of mohammad chummy and the spark of young ashdeep singh both of whom picked eight and seven wickets respectively they still need some backup from the other bowlers something that they will have to keep an eye out on another area of concern for the punjab kings is that caribbean powerhouse in their batting lineup nicholas putin only scored 28 runs from the seven games that he played at a strike rate of just 77. the universe boss chris gayle is yet to warm up and fire like the world knows he can so those two also need to come good but the one player to watch out for for the punjab kings will be shahrukh khan he did show glimpses of what he’s able to do but if he can come into his own that middle order will suddenly start looking a lot more dangerous and that is exactly what punjab king’s fans would hope for having played eight games already in the season pbk has played six in the uae scattered across all venues ending with their encounter against the csk pbk squad also has changes with pacers jai richardson riley meredith and the number one t20i batsman david milan withdrawing from the tournament they’ve roped in nathan ellis adil rasheed and aiden makram as replacements adil rasheed especially will be one player to watch out for because those tracks in the uae might help us spin a lot might help punjab kings a lot the last time punjab kings played one half of the tournament in the uae was way back in 2014 and that helped them massively this time they’re playing the other half of the tournament in the uae can they turn things around in their favor only time will tell

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