In what had been a very fruitful week for our PBKS boys in terms of results, their performances leading to those results were even more exemplary. All but one of our men from the upcoming list were on the winning side last week from matches going on all over the globe.
Our players hardly put a foot wrong over the course of the last seven days and the stars of this week fully merit their inclusion in this list.
Arshdeep Singh - 3/38 vs West Indies
Yet another inclusion for our left-arm star boy who has been having a productive series in the Caribbean. While it was Yashasvi Jaiswal and Shubman Gill who stole the headlines for the Indian team in the 4th T20I win against West Indies, without the trickery of Arshdeep, the two-time World Champions might have easily posted a mammoth total.
The fast bowler finished the innings with figures of 3/38 in his 4 overs. While he was a bit on the expensive side in this match, Arshdeep made up for it by taking wickets at crucial intervals.
Our star bowler stole the show with the new ball, picking up wickets of both the opening batters - Kyle Mayers and Brandon Kings. To top it off, Arshdeep outwitted Shimron Hetmyer - who was cruising along at 62 of 39 balls - with one of his finest deliveries.
Sam Curran - 24(12) & 2/31 vs Northern Superchargers
It was a timely contribution with both bat and ball from Sam Curran in the Invincibles’ narrow win against the Northern Superchargers. Our star all-rounder might not have had big numbers to show on the night, but he showed exactly what he is capable of.
Curran’s Invincibles posted a mammoth total on the board, which was possible with some emphatic hitting in the death by the England all-rounder. The England international smashed 24 of 12 balls which had two 4s and one 6 in it.
Later in the 2nd innings, Curran saved the day for the Invincibles. The Superchargers were in total control of the chase thanks to Tom Banton’s 43 off 21 balls. Curran dismissed Banton with a cheeky ball, while also picking up the wicket of in-form batter Harry Brook. Curran ended the night with figures of 2/31 from his 20 balls.
Vidwath Kaverappa - 2/20 vs Mysuru Warriors
Yet another one of the performances to cherish and remember from one of our own. Vidwath Kaverappa was on fire with the ball in the win against Mysuru Warriors. The right-arm pacer struck early on with the new ball and dismissed Codanda Ajit Karthik for a golden duck.
His discipline and consistency were a treat to the eye. With just 20 runs conceded from his 4 overs, Kaverappa’s performance was one of the reasons the Hubli Tigers were able to pull off an easy win.
Matt Short - 37(18) vs Manchester Originals
While his team may have come up Short, Matt’s blistering start to the chase of 182 had them well in the hunt.
The aggressive start by Short laid the foundation for the Chargers to successfully complete the run chase. Unfortunately for our PBKS batter, after his dismissal at 37 of just 18 balls, the rest of the pack collapsed in quick succession. The Chargers eventually lost the match by 40 runs.