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Punjab Kings release KL Rahul before the start of the 2022 IPL season

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Punjab Kings is an IPL affiliated cricket club based in Mohali, Punjab. The Kings XI Punjab organisation was founded in 2008; by Mohit Burman, Ness Wadia, Preity Zinta with Karan Paul. The group’s home fixtures are contested at the PCA Stadium in Mohali. Later from 2010, they have additionally played a few of their home matches at Dharamsala and Indore. Despite having an exceptional squad in nearly every season of the league; Punjab struggles to perform exceedingly well in the cup. The closest they came to win winning the cup was in 2014; where they finished second. Leaving this season they always finish in the last few positions in the league. This can be seen through; because they have only been able to win 91 matches out of 204 matches. They must win more after procuring a much better team in the upcoming season of the IPL.

Later Kings XI Punjab was rebranded as Punjab Kings on February 17, 2021; ahead of the 2021 Indian Premier League. Ness Wadia stated the reason for changing the franchise identity; was to “relook at things” and revamp after 13 seasons of IPL. Furthermore, he expressed his frustration; over the franchise for “not being able to win a title” and expected them to “start afresh” after a designation. Moreover, he went on to say that the proposal had been planned for two years and that COVID-19 had simply postponed the disclosure.

Who have the Punjab Kings retained in the IPL?

They have released many exceptional domestic players such as; KL Rahul, Shahrukh Khan, Ravi Bishnoi and Mohammed Shami. Along with many exceptional international players such as Chris Gayle, Aiden Markram, Dawid Malan and Nicholas Pooran.

Punjab has only retained two players for the 2022 season of the IPL; firstly they have chosen to retain Mayank Agarwal for 14 crores and rumours suggest they might give him the captaincy for their side. Additionaly, they have retained Arshdeep Singh for a price point of 4 crores as they feel he can become one of the best bowlers in India. Who else do you think they will sign in the 2022 season of the IPL?

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