IPL 2022 | Punjab Kings can chase over 200 points this year, says Virender Sehwag

Punjab Kings emerged victorious in their first match against Royal Challengers Bangalore at DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai on Sunday. The Punjab side managed by Mayank Agarwal managed to chase a mammoth 205 which was set by the RCB to bat first as skipper Faf Du Plessis scored 88.

The Punjab Kings performed brilliantly in their first game of IPL 2022 against the Bangalore Royal Challengers. the Mayank AgarwalThe Punjab-led side managed to chase a mammoth total of 205 points in the cash-rich league’s third game. Odean Smith and Shahrukh Khan were the stars of Punjab as they managed to deliver the final punch to defeat RCB.

Former Indian hitter Virender Sehwag is of the view that Punjab Kings have the ability to chase scores over 200 this season. While chatting with Cricbuzz, Virender Sehwag said, “The thing about Punjab is they concede a lot but very rarely make 200. But today they conceded and made 200. So can Maybe the departure of these players who shoot themselves in the foot helped them.”

He added: “If there’s a team that can chase 200 this year, it seems to be Punjab. The way Smith and Shahrukh Khan played, (Liam) Livingstone before them and Mayank, Shikhar and Rajapaksha before that “I didn’t think Rajapaksha would play like that. Yes, you play in Sri Lanka but it’s different here with the pressure.”

“They all scored around 40 in around 20-24 balls. Contributions came from everyone. So if a batting order looks like it could chase 200, it’s that batting order.”

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