Harpreet Brar.
Picture Supply : BCCI/IPL Harpreet Brar.

Punjab Kings (PBKS) have historically not been a franchise that appears to put money into gamers for longer intervals of time.  They’re identified to splurge loads of money in the case of the IPL public sale to rope in thrilling expertise however don’t again the identical expertise for lengthy as soon as the efficiency nosedives.

The franchise as soon as had the likes of KL Rahul, David Miller, Piyush Chawla and Glenn Maxwell amongst others however Punjab launched them after their dip in kind.

Nevertheless, evidently the custom is starting to alter and the presence of Harpreet Brar of their dressing room is a sworn statement to the identical.

Punjab acquired the providers of Harpreet Brar after paying Rs 20 lakh on the IPL 2019 public sale. They then retained him forward of IPL 2022 by paying INR 3.80 crore – a transfer that mirrored their religion and belief within the left-arm orthodox bowler.

Brar, 28, performed simply two video games in his debut season (IPL 2019) and a solitary sport in 2020. He could not bag a wicket in each seasons and was determined for extra alternatives to showcase his expertise.

The opportune time arrived lastly and Punjab gave him seven video games within the 2021 season. Brar impressed straightaway and bagged 5 wickets whereas conceding runs at a miserly price of 6.04.

Content material along with his efficiency, Punjab retained him and made him an essential a part of their spin assault. Nevertheless, issues went a bit downhill for Brar as he may solely declare 4 wickets in 5 video games within the 2022 season whereas leaking runs at an alarming price of 9.13.

Unfazed by a mediocre season, Brar got here again strongly in 2023 and picked up 9 wickets in 13 video games at an economic system price of 8.02 runs per over.

Even in IPL 2024, Brar has been fairly spectacular in containing the batters. In a season the place the bat has dominated the ball like by no means earlier than, Brar is without doubt one of the only a few bowlers who’ve conceded lower than eight runs per over.

He has bagged six wickets in 11 video games for Punjab within the ongoing IPL season at an exquisite economic system price of seven.56.

Whereas Punjab are out of the playoff race already, Harpreet’s stand-out efficiency will certainly be excessive up on the pecking order, in the event that they replicate on the season and seek for positives.


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