The Kings XI has roped in Ishant Sharma for this year tournament, who went unsold in the auction. He will be replacing injured Murali vijay who have shoulder and wrist injuries which rule him out of the whole season.
Ishant Sharma who was disappointed when he was unsold in the auction, will rearing to go and perform well for Punjab.
His inclusion was due to the fact that Virender Sehwag has strong bond with him and he is the Kings XI’s head of cricket operations, means he has the major saying int his decision.
Ishant now joins the pace battery of Punjab which consists Henry, Sandeep Sharma, Mohit Sharma, Varun Aaron, Anureet Singh and T Natarajan.
So, He will have to work hard to be selected in the playing 11 as Natarajan, Mohit and Sandeep are considered specialists as they can deliver Yorkers as well as can bowl variations. So, Ishant will need to work hard to perform and get a permanent place in the playing 11.
Although with Sehwag their, it is highly likely that he will get a chance early in the tournament, so it will be crucial for him to perform and fans will be eager to see how the pace attack of Punjab players.