The next edition of the Indian Premier League is around the corner. Before that, a mega auction will take place. However, each and every team are allowed to retain four players as well. Meanwhile, as per the news, Punjab Kings are unlikely to retain any of their players as well.
However, the last edition saw a lot of issues as the IPL was cancelled in the middle of India due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The remaining games had taken place in the UAE prior to the T20 World Cup in September. And, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) won the IPL 2021.
Meanwhile, Punjab Kings have had a fairly tough time since the inception of IPL. Moreover, they haven’t won a single IPL trophy in their history as well. Even, they didn’t have a good show during the fourteenth edition of the IPL as well.
Amidst the situation, certain reports have suggested that Punjab Kings will not retain anyone before the mega auction. This report came as a shock as the Punjab team has brilliant players like Nicholas Poora, KL Rahul, Chris Jordan and Arshdeep Singh as well.
On the other hand, Team India have been playing against New Zealand in the first Test of the two-match Test series in Kanpur. Axar Patel claimed a fifer and the host restricted them within 296 runs as well.
After their innings, Axar Patel said: “It’s a dream start, in fact, this is a dream within a dream start for me. No, it (Test cricket) isn’t that easy. Was a hard grind today. They didn’t lose any wickets yesterday and the talk was to keep it tight, don’t try for wickets every ball, just look to be patient. I was sticking to the basics and using the crease a bit. My round-arm deliveries were getting something out of the track and I was optimising that a lot. That’s what worked for me. The track is getting slower and there has been more turn now. Variable bounce is also increasing but still think that runs can be made if the batters apply themselves.”