‘Acha players lenge phir bhi trophy nahi jeetenge’ – Punjab’s Reported Decision For Indian T20 League’s Auction Leaves Fans Wondering

By Daniel S

November 5, 2022

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: