Another team that depended a little too heavily on their top order to perform was Kings XI Punjab. Too much reliance on KL Rahul and Chris Gayle to get the runs didn’t help the side, who started off on a huge note but ended up not qualifying for the playoffs.
They recently swapped Mandeep Singh from RCB in exchange of Marcus Stoinis. Shimron Hetmyer’s addition to the side can add some firepower to the lineup, which they need quite desperately. Gayle is not getting any younger as well and if they decide to not play the Caribbean legend as an opener, they might as well try him in that position.