Coach Wasim Jaffer reveals Punjab Kings batting order ahead of IPL 2021

While Universe Boss Chris Gayle had been drafted into the batting order midway in IPL 2020, Jaffer has suggested that the West Indian six-hitting machine would straightaway walk into their XI this season. But where will he bat?

Saurabh Ganguly Author

Updated - 5 April 2021 7:30 pm

Ahead of the forthcoming season of the Indian Premier League, Punjab Kings batting coach Wasim Jaffer has revealed what their batting order is going to be like. The former India opener believes that there is no reason why the opening pair of KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal should be altered with implying that the duo would continue at the top of the order in this year's IPL also.

Where will Chris Gayle bat?

While self-proclaimed Universe Boss Chris Gayle had been drafted into the batting order midway in IPL 2020, Jaffer has suggested that the West Indian six-hitting machine would straightaway walk into the XI and will bat at number 3 right from Punjab Kings first game.

"Our opening pair of Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul has been a phenomenon for Punjab Kings last year before Chris Gayle joined in. Gayle gave us a great impetus at no 3," Jaffer told Inside Sport.

"Gayle coming in at number 3 put pressure on the opponent team’s spinners and bowlers in the middle overs. Mayank, KL & Gayle have scored runs heavily. The opening duo was in sublime form. They were our top player," he added.

We have one of the best top-order in the tournament

Banking on the trio, the 43-year-old said that the franchise has one of the best top-order in the tournament. While Punjab had failed to reach the playoffs last season, the KL Rahul side, who have rebranded themselves prior to this season, will hope to win their maiden IPL title this year.

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