England’s all-rounder Benny Howell has the experience of 157 T20 matches and has made his name known in different T20 leagues. He is one of the few cricketers who has a five-wicket-haul and a half-century to his name. Since he had never played international, many fans expected that he won’t be signed in by any franchise but Punjab Kings purchased him for IPL 2022.
Howell didn’t make into the playing eleven must be because of players like Kagiso Rabada, Jonny Bairstow, Odean Smith and Liam Livingstone already present in the team. But even when Punjab Kings knocked out of IPL, the franchise didn’t give the youngster a chance to prove himself.
For two months, he had been on the benches without making his IPL debut. When Punjab Kings played their dead rubber against Sunrisers Hyderabad, Benny Howell took to twitter to share the following emoji.
Punjab Kings gave chances to Nathan Ellis and Shahrukh Khan
In the dead rubber, Punjab Kings indeed made some changes. They handed the debut cap to Prerak Mankad and gave a place to Nathan Ellis and Sharukh Khan in the playing eleven. Nathan Ellis had taken a 3-fer and PBKS ended up winning the match.
See below what Benny Howell posted on Twitter:
PBKS defeat SRH
SRH had scored 157 in their 20 overs with the help of Abhishek Sharma’s 43. PBKS bowlers Harpreet Brar and Nathan Ellis did the damages with their bagging three wickets each. However, while chasing the run, it was all Liam Livingstone show in the match.
Liam Livingstone just fell short of one run to reach his half-century. He played 22 balls to score 49 runs with 2 fours and 5 massive sixes. He has been the most important asset for the Punjab Kings and he boasts of an ability to lead Punjab to victory in most of the cases.