It’s about time that the 14th edition of the prestigious Indian Premier League gets underway. The teams haven’t changed much from last year but the auction before this season has changed the dynamics slightly. But more or less, the core of all the eight teams remains the same.
While the teams that underperformed last season would look to make Anjun amends, the top teams would look to continue their dominance. The strategies for all the franchises must already be in place.
Let’s Take a Look at the Chances of Each IPL Team of Winning the Title.
#8 Punjab Kings
Rating – 4/10
The franchise has changed its name from Kings XI Punjab to Punjab Kings. This is probably the team that has brought in the most number of changes before every season, be it in the squad or the coaching staff. They have hoped for a change in the fortune each year but somehow, the team hasn’t been able to put through competitive efforts throughout the league stages.
It was way back in 2014 that the Kings had qualified for the playoffs. Since then, the team has been languishing in the second half of the points table. Just like the last edition, the batting line-up depends heavily on the captain KL Rahul. The likes of Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle and Nicholas Pooran would need to contribute big time to lift the batting unit.
Even the bowling department is lacking an experienced spinner. The pacers seem good on paper but they would need to deliver on the ground. Unless they perform as a unit and not rely on individual performances, the chances of the Punjab Kings winning the IPL title this year look grim.