Punjab Kings bought a total of 23 players during IPL 2022 auction. Some of the popular players that the team picked were Kagiso Rabada, Shikhar Dhawan, Jonny Bairstow, Shahrukh Khan, and Liam Livingstone. At Rs. 9.25 crores, Rabada was the team’s top deal in IPL auction 2022.
During the auction, Punjab Kings had a salary purse of Rs. 72 crores. The franchise had the highest salary cap available among all the teams. They retained only 2 players for IPL 2022 and used just Rs. 18 crores. The franchise retained Mayank Agarwal for Rs. 12 cores and Arshdeep Singh for Rs. 4 crores.
Punjab Kings is among the least successful teams in Indian Premier League. The team has never won the title and reached the final only once. In IPL 2014, PBKS lost the final to Kolkata Knight Riders and finished as runners-up. The team has reached the playoffs only twice out of 14 seasons.
Ahead of IPL 2021, the franchise changed its name to Punjab Kings. Earlier, they were known as Kings XI Punjab. However, the new name did not bring any good luck to the team in the season. They finished on the 6th spot in the points table after winning 6 games and losing 8 out of 14.
In the last three seasons, the team has finished on the 6th spot every time. Below we take a glance at the complete list of players bought by Punjab Kings in IPL auction 2022.
Complete List Of Players Bought By Punjab Kings (PBKS) In IPL Auction 2022
|Name||Base Price||Sold For|
|1||Kagiso Rabada||2 crore||9.25 crore|
|2||Shikhar Dhawan||2 crore||8.5 Crore|
|3||Jonny Bairstow||1.50 crore||6.75 crore|
|4||Rahul Chahar||2 crore||5.25 crore|
|5||Shahrukh Khan||40 lakh||9 crore|
|6||Harprit Brar||20 lakh||3.8 crore|
|7||Prabhsimran Singh||20 lakh||60 lakh|
|8||Jitesh Sharma||20 lakh||20 lakh|
|9||Ishan Porel||20 lakh||25 lakh|
|10||Liam Livingstone||20 lakh||11.50 crore|
|11||Odean Smith||1 Crore||6 crore|
|12||Sandeep Sharma||20 lakh||50 lakh|
|13||Raj Ankad Bawa||20 lakh||2 crore|
|14||Rishi Dhawan||20 lakh||55 lakh|
|15||Prerak Mankad||20 lakh||20 lakh|
|16||Vaibhav Arora||20 lakh||2 crore|
|17||Writtick Chatterjee||20 lakh||20 lakh|
|18||Ansh Patel||20 lakh||20 lakh|
|19||Baltej Dhanda||20 lakh||20 lakh|
|20||Nathan Ellis||75 lakh||75 lakh|
|21||Atharva Taide||20 lakh||20 lakh|
|22||Bhanuka Rajapaksa||50 lakh||50 lakh|
|23||Benny Howell||40 lakh||40 lakh|
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