scrutinizes Punjab Kings

“Very poor, extremely poor with their spin management,” says Tom Moody, analysing the woeful batting effort of the Punjab Kings versus GT.

“It was the way the players got out against spin that would be frustrating me the most,” Moody stated.

Tom Moody, a former cricketer for Australia, recently spoke out and criticised Punjab Kings’ batting performance in their most recent IPL (Indian Premier League) match against Gujarat Titans. On Sunday, April 21, both teams squared off in the 37th match of the competition at the Maharaja Yadavindra Singh International Cricket Stadium in Mullanpur.

Punjab Kings batted first in the match, but they were unable to have any influence in the opening half. Same Curran and Prabhsimran Singh scored 20 and 35 runs, respectively, to start the team. Punjab scored 142 runs in the first innings led by 13 runs from Jitesh Sharma, 14 from Harpreet Singh, and 29 from Harpreet Brar in just 12 deliveries.

Tom Moody gave PBKS batsmen a hard time during the game, saying they couldn’t keep up with the Gujarat Titans’ spin assault, which included Noor Ahmed, Rashid Khan, and Sai Kishore.

“They have terrible, terrible spin management. The 7/68 off-spin was a complete bust. What would irritate me the most was how the players were able to go out against the spin. It appeared careless. I understand that you must be proactive and occupied,” Moody said to ESPNcricinfo.

“Yes, GT has a strong spin assault, but they would have known going into the competition that this would be difficult. He continued, “It appeared to be a total meltdown.

Punjab is to blame for its own actions: Wasim Jaffer

Wasim Jaffer, a former Indian cricket player, too came forth with the opinion that Punjab Kings are solely to blame. The former cricket player thought back on Prabhsimran Singh’s opening performance and how he may have extended his innings.

Punjab bears some of the blame. They had a respectable start from Prabhsimran, but he had the opportunity to score much more. Days like this happen when you have so many players who are not doing well and scoring runs, so I felt he had to have assumed more responsibility,” Jaffer remarked.