Punjab Kings is one franchise that has observed the least success in the Indian Premier League. The team, which was known as Kings XI Punjab before IPL 2021, has never won an IPL title. Moreover, in the 13 seasons they played, they reached the playoffs only on two occasions- IPL 2008 and IPL 2014.
In IPL 2008, Punjab Kings finished on the 3rd spot. In IPL 2014, they ended up as runners-up after losing the final to Kolkata Knight Riders.
In IPL 2021, Punjab Kings finished on the 6th spot in the points table before the tournament got suspended. The KL Rahul-led side won 3 matches out of 8. Punjab Kings is a franchise that has been associated with popular international cricketers in the past like Yuvraj Singh, Kumar Sangakkara, Mehala Jayawardena, Adam Gilchrist, Virender Sehwag, Glenn Maxwell among others.
In the current squad too, Punjab Kings has some powerful players like KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, and Jhye Richardson. However, the franchise has also signed few worst deals in the previous seasons. Here we take a look at the 5 worst singings by Punjab Kings in IPL history.
5 Worst Signings By Punjab Kings (PBKS) In IPL History
Glenn Maxwell (IPL 2020)
Punjab Kings bought Australian cricketer Glenn Maxwell for Rs. 10.75 crores during IPL 2020 auction. Maxwell is a hard-hitting batsman but he came up with a poor show for the franchise in the season.
He scored just 108 runs in 11 innings with a poor strike rate of 101+ and a batting average of 15.42. He also did not manage to hit a single six during the tournament. Hence, the massive deal by PKBS for Maxwell went in vain. Ahead of IPL 2021, the franchise also released Maxwell from the squad.