Gamers of Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Punjab Kings (PBKS) arrived in Dubai on Sunday forward of the second half of IPL 2021, which will probably be performed within the UAE from September 19.
Punjab Kings had a torrid time in the course of the India leg of IPL 2021. They misplaced 5 of their eight matches and are positioned sixth within the factors desk. The franchise will thus be looking for an enormous change in fortunes within the second half.
On Sunday, Punjab Kings’ Instagram deal with shared a video and confirmed that their gamers had reached Dubai to participate within the UAE leg of IPL 2021.
The members have been welcomed with beats of drums, and one participant was even seen performing the ‘bhangra’. Punjab Kings shared the clip with the caption:
“A grand welcome for the Kings in Dubai. #IPL2021 #SaddaPunjab #PunjabKings.”
The gamers should bear a six-day necessary resort quarantine earlier than they start coaching for IPL 2021.
In the meantime, Punjab Kings skipper KL Rahul is in England as a part of India’s squad for the Take a look at collection. He’ll be part of the franchise following the conclusion of the England collection.
Punjab Kings signed Adil Rashid as alternative for Jhye Richardson
Earlier, Punjab Kings roped in England leg-spinner Adil Rashid as a alternative for Australian pacer Jhye Richardson for the UAE leg of IPL 2021. Rashid had a base worth of INR 1.5 crore however went unsold on the IPL 2021 public sale held earlier within the 12 months.
The 33-year-old has a powerful document in T20Is. He has claimed 65 wickets in 62 matches at a mean of 24.29 and a strike fee of 19.40. Rashid’s stint with the Punjab Kings will mark his maiden look within the famed T20 occasion.
Earlier than Rashid, Punjab Kings had introduced Australian quick bowler Nathan Ellis as a alternative for Riley Meredith.
Ellis made historical past when he claimed a hat-trick on his T20I debut in opposition to Bangladesh earlier within the month. Ellis has additionally been named among the many reserve gamers in Australia’s T20I World Cup squad.
Punjab Kings will tackle Rajasthan Royals (RR) of their first match of the UAE leg on September 21 in Dubai.
The KL Rahul-led franchise failed to succeed in the playoffs final season. They completed sixth with six wins and eight losses.
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