Australian Cricket Team is known for producing generational talents. Not only they have taken their national side to great heights but they had a great impact on Indian cricket as well. The Aussies have played an instrumental role in IPL and it’s fair to say that alongside Indians they are the chief architects to take the league to great laurels.
2 Australian players who have scored a century for Punjab Kings in IPL history
Australian cricketers over the years have produced some brilliant efforts in the IPL. They have played staggering knocks and single-handedly have taken their team to victory. In this piece, we take look at the 2 Australian players who have scored a century for Punjab Kings in IPL history.
Shaun Marsh – 115
The first Australian batter to score a century for Punjab Kings in the IPL. He was one of the finest batters from Australia to have represented any franchise in the IPL. He achieved the feat in the inaugural edition of the tournament when he smashed 155 runs in just 69 balls against Rajasthan Royals in Mohali. Opening the batting, he took opposition bowlers to cleaners as he smashed 11 fours and 7 sixes and batted with a strike rate of 166.66.
Shaun Marsh in IPL 2008:
Average – 68.44
SR – 139.68
HS – 115 https://t.co/qCQlgGYh78 pic.twitter.com/XcNU027M9E
— Koksee Pinkman (@Koksal_PBKS) April 16, 2022
Adam Gilchrist – 106
One of the finest wicketkeeper batters Adam Gilchrist was mostly known for his stint with the Punjab Kings. He first led Deccan Chargers to the title win and then played for KXIP for most of his career. He was one of the main reasons being Punjab’s success in the league. He smashed a century for them in the year 2011 against Royal Challengers in Dharamshala. He scored 106 runs in 55 balls and batted with a strike rate of 192.72. Opening the batting, he smashed 8 fours and 9 sixes in his innings which helped his side win the game.