The 15th edition of the Indian Premier League is going to be the biggest all of time. Not 8 but 10 teams are going to be a part of this season after the inclusion of Gujarat Titans and Lucknow Super Giants. Every team is busy gearing up for the tournament and getting their hands on the prestigious trophy. The cricket pundits are busy predicting the winner for the 15th season. Meanwhile, Sunil Gavaskar has picked one side that is not going to win the tournament this season.
Punjab Kings is one of the sides that has not lifted the IPL trophy in the past 14 seasons. They reached the final of the tournament back in 2014 but ended up losing the game to Kolkata Knight Riders. Ahead of the season, PBKS have picked some big names from the auction like Shikhar Dhawan, Jonny Bairstow, Kagiso Rabada, and others. They looked like a strong squad on papers after the conclusion of the IPL 2022 mega-auction. However, Sunil Gavaskar doesn’t look in favor of Punjab winning the 15th edition.
Sunil Gavaskar Names One Team Unlikely To Win IPL 2022
In a recent interaction, a former Indian cricketer said that PBKS is one of the sides that has very less or no impact players in their squad. As per him, they have very less chances of winning the tournament. However, having no impact players might go in their favor going into the tournament.
“Punjab Kings is one of those teams that have not managed to win the IPL. This time, I don’t think they have an impact player in their squad but this can benefit the team as well. When there are very low expectations, there is very less pressure and when the pressure is less, the players are freer in their approach,” Gavaskar told Sports Tak.
“In that aspect, I think Punjab Kings can surprise a few. Will they win the trophy? I doubt that. See, this is a T20 format and you have to be in that consistent cycle of winning,” he stated further.
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