Punjab Kings Signs Adil Rashid for the Second Phase of IPL 2021:- The second phase of IPL 2021 is set to start from 19th of September, 2021 and the outbreak of Covid-19 and the international series which were planned to be carried out left some of the IPL teams under pressure. All of the players of the squad may not be available for the remaining matches of the IPL.
Hence, teams are looking for the perfect replacement of the players who may miss the remainder of the IPL. With same point, Punjab Kings have signed the the world Number 4 bowler in T20s, Adil Rashid to play for Punjab Kings in the second phase of IPL 2021.
The Englishmen would now join Punjab Kings and would be the third leg spinner in the team for Punjab Kings. He would be one of the three Englishmen in the PBKS’ squad for the remaining matches joining Dawid Malan and Chris Jordan.
This would be Rashid’s debut IPL session and Punjab Kings are hoping that he gives his best to help them qualify for the playoffs.
Though, this is Rashid’s first IPL, he has been in great form this year and was the joint highest wicket taker in The Hundred Tournament. Punjab Kings are hoping that he continues playing the same way with full confidence as he was in The Hundred.
Adil Rashid is ranked 4th in the ICC Men’s Bowler Ranking in T20s and has taken 232 wickets from 201 T20 matches at an economy rate of 7.43 runs per over.
Punjab Kings are placed sixth in the IPL 2021 points table and would be aiming the top 4 position this time around.