Shahrukh Khan was recently released by Punjab Kings. The team did need an Indian batter in the finishing department but yet, they released the cricketer. Hence, it was a surprise. While they could still go back for him, it will be interesting to see whom they would target to replace the outgoing power-hitter. Here, we take a look at three players Punjab Kings could sign to replace Shahrukh Khan for IPL 2024.
1) Ramandeep Singh
After Hardik Pandya’s arrival, it was certain that Ramandeep Singh would not be having a role. Hence, as expected, he was released by Mumbai Indians.
Hailing from Punjab, Ramandeep Singh would be a good fit for PBKS. He can hit the ball long and also can bowl some decent medium pace. He also has the age on his side for further development. Therefore, he is on this list.
2) Sameer Rizvi
Sameer Rizvi is one of the players Punjab Kings could sign to replace Shahrukh Khan for IPL 2024. Yes, Sameer Rizvi might not be a like-to-like replacement but PBKS could still target the Indian batter. He would be an investment for the future.
Shikhar Dhawan’s returns are coming down every season. PBKS might need more Indian batters and hence, they must target some youngsters who could operate in the top-order in the future. If not as a finisher, Sameer can surely take up Shahrukh’s role in PBKS as an important domestic batter.
3) Shubham Dubey
One of the issues that PBKS had was the lack of a left-hander in the middle-order. Sometimes, Bhanuka Rajapaksa was played for this reason alone and even Sam Curran was promoted for this. This issue can be resolved if PBKS could target Shubham Dubey.
The left-handed big-hitter has been in good touch in recent months. He can definitely take up the role of a finisher. He also bowls decent off-spin, which would further help the balance of the side.