With less than a week left for the start of the Indian T20 League, the teams have stepped up their preparations for the tournament. Punjab will be looking for a change in fortunes this season. Since 2015, they have been finishing outside of playoffs consistently. In 2018, they started the season with a few wins but fell off the track to finish outside of the playoffs. The team has qualified for playoffs only twice, in 2008 and 2014.
They lost the semifinal in 2008, while lost the final in 2014. This year, after going through a revamp, the team will be looking forward to turning around their fortunes and winning the ever-elusive trophy. In this listicle, we will discuss the five reasons why Punjab can win the title this year.
Reasons Why Punjab Can Finally Win the title this year
1. Explosive batting line-up
The team had retained Mayank Agarwal ahead of the auction. They made some good purchases in the mega auction. They roped in Shikhar Dhawan, Jonny Bairstow, Shahrukh Khan, Liam Livingstone, and Bhanuka Rajapaksa who can destroy bowling attacks with ease.
2. Quality all-rounders
The team was lacking a sixth bowling option last year even though they had Deepak Hooda. This year, they have bought the likes of Harpreet Brar, Odean Smith, Raj Bawa, and Rishi Dhawan. Not to forget, Liam Livingstone has also worked on his bowling and can chip in with crucial overs. Some of the names such as Brar, Smith, Bawa, and Rishi Dhawan can be effective with both bat and ball.