IPL 2021: KL Rahul received the Orange Cap final season as he smashed 670 runs from 14 video games.© BCCI/IPL
With 5 half-centuries and 100 underneath his belt within the 2020 version of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Punjab Kings captain KL Rahul is definitely a category act. Rahul’s good-looking tally of 670 runs within the final version of IPL had additionally fetched him his maiden Orange Cap. But critics have for a while now pointed fingers at Rahul’s strike price, which they really feel might do with some enchancment. However, this time round, Rahul is anticipated to be extra aggressive, in accordance with Punjab batting coach Wasim Jaffer. “KL batted a little timidly last season. He probably batted deeper because there was not much batting after No. 5, and Glenn Maxwell was not firing,” the Punjab Kings website quoted him as telling the Times of India. “He took that responsibility on himself to try and stay at the crease and get the job done. This time around, everyone will see an aggressive KL Rahul for sure.”
Jaffer spoke about strategic selections made by the franchise almost about buying the proper expertise and inserting them in the proper positions. He stated these selections may also help gamers equivalent to Rahul discover their full potential and play extra freely and categorical themselves to the fullest.
Commenting on the contemporary expertise within the facet, Jaffer targeted on Shahrukh Khan and stated he may very well be sinister to be careful for. “He (Shahrukh) is an distinctive hitter. He performed an vital function in Tamil Nadu’s title triumph in Syed Mushtaq Ali. Fabien Allen is one other thrilling expertise as is Prabhsimran Singh,”
The Punjab Kings coach claimed that there’s way more stability to his facet than final 12 months. “We lacked bowlers who can back Mohammed Shami. In Jhye Richardson and Riley Meredith, we have got two pacers who can bowl quick,” Jaffer added.
Punjab Kings will tackle Rajasthan Royals of their season opener on Monday, April 12, on the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
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