Kings XI Punjab or Punjab Kings had a roller coaster of a season in IPL 2020, finishing their edition in the sixth position. At one point, it did seem that Kings XI Punjab will go down to end up at the bottom before sparking a resurgence with five victories on the trot. However, towards the end, they lost two games that brought their campaign to an end.
Captain KL Rahul’s maiden stint as the captain turned out to be a highly promising one as was his batting, earning him the Orange Cap. Predictably, they have released Glenn Maxwell, whose woeful form was one of the chief reasons for their loss. The franchise would be hoping for more consistency in IPL 2021, mainly from their bowlers, who were quite expensive in the initial part of the season.
List of players bought by Punjab Kings in IPL 2021 auction:
Jhye Richardson – INR 14 crores.
Riley Meredith – INR 8 crores.
Dawid Malan – INR 1.5 crores.
Shahrukh Khan – INR 5.25 crores.
Moises Henriques – INR 4.20 crores.
Fabien Allen – INR 75 Lakhs.
Jalaj Saxena – INR 30 lakhs.
Utkarsh Singh – INR 20 lakhs.
Saurabh Kumar – INR 20 lakhs.