All franchises are busy preparing for the next edition of the Indian T20 League. This league is known as one of the most famous tournaments in the Cricketing world. Among the available teams, Punjab are one of the fan favourites. Unfortunately, they have failed to win the tournament so far in their history.
Many top players have played for this franchise over the years. Punjab have also qualified for the finals. But, they have failed to cross the final lines. Even, in the last season, they had a great squad. But still, they finished in the sixth position with 14 points from 14 matches.
Punjab are looking for a big overhaul ahead of the Indian T20 League 2023
Along with other teams, Punjab are preparing for a major overhaul for the Indian T20 League 2023. They have already replaced their captain Mayank Agarwal with the veteran, Shikhar Dhawan. Now, Dhawan will lead this franchise in the upcoming next season. Now, Cricbuzz reports have suggested that this franchise might look to release Mayank Agarwal, Shahrukh Khan, and Odean Smith.
Other reports were that Ben Stokes, Sam Curran, and Cameron Green will be available for the min-auction ahead of the next season. So, Punjab are keen to take all these three players for the next Indian T20 League season. Mayank Agarwal led his team in the last edition. He scored only 196 runs in 13 matches, at an average of 16.33. They have already released former Indian spinner, Anil Kumble as their head coach.
Punjab have appointed Trevor Bayliss as their new head coach. Now, reports are also there that Jonny Bairstow might become the new captain of the franchise. However, speaking about these three reported players, all are famous for their abilities with both the ball and bat in the shortest format of the game. So, the inclusion of all three or anyone will be a massive boost for the franchise. But, fans came up with some surprises as they shared their views on this news on social media platforms.
Here is how fans have reacted to Punjab’s high ambition for the next edition of the Indian T20 League:
You should know Punjab Kings history – they're the real kings of the auction.
They might not get results, but they target everyone in the auction and soil others plan.
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) November 4, 2022
Halwa h kya?
— SAM¹⁷🇦🇷 (@Vitamin_is_back) November 4, 2022
Finished punjab spoiling every team's auction strategy 🤡
We have seen this before 🙂
— Spider Pant (@pant_spider) November 4, 2022
RR AUR PUNJAB HEMESHA ACHA PLAYERS LE LENGE LAKIN phir bhi trophy nahi jeetenge
— 𑂃𑂦𑂱𑂭𑂵𑂍 𑂣𑂗𑂵𑂪🚩 (@abhi18uu) November 4, 2022
Auction Mai Akele Nahi Hai Wo Tumlog
— Cricket With Me (CWM) (@Cricketwithme15) November 4, 2022
Lol ..are Punjab Kings for real ?
Those 3 players would cost min 40 cr..what about the rest of the squad ?
— Rony (@Believe9519) November 4, 2022
Rcb thodi hai bhai koi guarantee nahi hai pic.twitter.com/2cAml634Ea
— Ritik Crickman (@cricketrit) November 4, 2022
3 mai se kohi ek hi lenge. Replacement for Odean Smith. They already have Rabada, Livingston and Braistow in their playing XI.
— Sayan (@Sayan66557807) November 5, 2022