IPL 2021: Punjab Kings ropes in Adil Rashid as Jhye Richardson’s Replacement!

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IPL 2021: Punjab Kings ropes in Adil Rashid as Jhye Richardson’s Replacement!

Punjab Kings have roped in Adil Rashid as a replacement for Jhye Richardson for the second phase of the IPL 2021. Australian pacers Jhye Richardson & Riley Meredith has withdrawn from the second leg of the IPL 2021 & thus the franchise decided to rope in Adil Rashid as Jhye Richardson’s replacement.

Earlier Punjab Lings confirmed the signing of Nathan Ellis as one of the replacement players & now the signing of Rashid completes their slot of eight overseas players. Singing Adil Rashid is a good move by Punjab Kings as the pitches in the UAE assist spinners & the presence of a match-winner spinner like Adil Rashid will strengthen their bowling department.

Punjab Kings shared a post on its social media handles on 26th August to share the news of Adil Rashid’s inclusion in the squad with its huge fan base. They shared the following post on Instagram and captioned it as,

“The one who will surely brighten up your feed – Adil Rashid ⭐️ We know we have chosen the right one to bowl the wrong ones #SaddaPunjab #PunjabKings #IPL2021”

Adil Rashid will accompany his teammates Dawid Malan & Chris Jordan in the Punjab Kings squad for the IPL 2021. The trio will soon join the Punjab Kings camp in the UAE. Adil Rashid will be the third spinner included in the Punjab Kings franchise as the team already has Murugan Ashwin and Ravi Bishnoi in their ranks.

Adil Rashid’s Career Highlights

Adil Rashid made his One Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 (T20I) debut way back in 2009 but then had to wait six long years before he could bowl in Test cricket. Rashid has played 19 Tests, 112 ODIs & 62 T20Is & has scored 540 runs in tests, 663 runs in ODIs & 58 runs in T20Is with the bat whereas has scalped 60 wickets in tests, 159 wickets in ODIs & 65 wickets in T20Is.

Adil Rashid has been a crucial performer for England’s limited-overs teams. He is one of the go-to bowlers for Engalnd’s captain Eoin Morgan in the middle overs of the T20I & ODI innings.  He is currently ranked fourth in the ICC T20I Rankings list for bowlers. He has scalped 232 wickets in 201 T20 fixtures at an economy rate of 7.43.

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