Where did Punjab Kings go wrong? Why did KKR get a crushing defeat? understand in three points

During the auction, Punjab Kings had added more than one strong batsmen to their squad. Cricket experts also praised the better team selection of Punjab Kings during this period. Proving these accolades right, Punjab Kings also registered a tremendous victory in their first match of IPL 2022. But in their second match, Punjab Kings got a one-sided defeat at the hands of KKR. After achieving the target of 137 runs from Punjab in the 15th over, KKR won the match by 6 wickets.

1. Losing the toss: In IPL 2022, seven matches have been played in all the three stadiums of Mumbai. In all matches, the team that lost the toss has to lose the match. So far it has been observed that the team that wins the toss chooses to bowl first as there is movement in the ball in the beginning and it creates trouble for the batsmen. Then, it becomes a bit challenging to bowl later here due to dew. In such a situation, losing the toss to Punjab Kings was a big reason for losing the match.

2. Flop Batting: Leaving the innings of 31 runs off 9 balls of Punjab’s Bhanuka Rajapaksa, the rest of the team’s batsmen were completely flop. Liam Livingstone and Shahrukh Khan, who bought expensive in the auction, disappointed. Odin Smith and Shikhar Dhawan also failed to make quick runs.

3. Stormy innings of Andre Russell: At one point in the match, four wickets had fallen for 51 runs in 7 overs of KKR. Even Punjab Kings remained in the match but after that Andre Russell snatched the match from Punjab by scoring 70 runs off just 31 balls. He shared an unbeaten 90 off 45 balls with Sam Billings.

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