The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 will begin on April 9. The first match of the 14th season of IPL will be played between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Mumbai Indians (MI). This season all teams are set for a bang. The Punjab Kings team will also play with full fervor and would like to retain the IPL title. According to the latest news, Punjab Kings batting coach Wasim Jaffer has indicated that KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal will be opening. With this, Wasim hoped that he had the best player capable of winning IPL 2021. Let us tell you that the Punjab team has so far failed to win a single IPL title.
KL Rahul and Mayank salute pair
Punjab Kings batting coach Wasim Jaffer said in an interview that the opening pair of Mayank and Rahul is fantastic. He said that Mayank and KL Rahul were our opening pair before Chris Gayle joined the team. The pair performed well for the Punjab Kings last season. Caribbean veteran Chris Gayle played well at number three. Stormy batsman Gayle fiercely washed the bowlers of the opposing team.
Chris Gayle will play at number three
Jaffer says his top batting order is superb for this season. He does not want to change this salute pair. Talking about this, he said that last year Mayank, KL and Gayle batted brilliantly and added a lot of runs for the team. The salute pair has been performing well. So there is no need to change the top order of the team. Only then have they indicated that KL and Mayank will start the innings and explosive batsman Gayle will play at number three. Punjab Kings, led by KL Rahul, will play their first match with Rajasthan Royals on 12 April.
Great performance by all three players
Rahul, Mayank and Gayle have been performing brilliantly in the IPL till now. Rahul, playing 14 matches, scored the highest 670 runs at an average of 55.83. During this, he had scored a century and five half-centuries. At the same time, his partner Mayank scored 424 runs in 11 matches at an average of 38.54. He also scored a century and two half-centuries last season. Caribbean veteran Gayle has scored 288 runs in seven matches at an average of 41. In this way, these batsmen are expected to perform well in the IPL this time too.