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Kings XI Punjab changed their name to Punjab Kings at the start of IPL 2021. However, that hardly changed their fortunes as they still did not make it to the final four. In IPL 2021, the KL Rahul-led side finished sixth on the points table as their dream to win their maiden IPL title still remains a distant one. Over the years, the franchise has invested in a lot of reputed players with minimum returns. Heading into the 15th season of the IPL, their elusive title search continues.

Ahead of the IPL 2022 mega auction, Punjab Kings retained just two players in Mayank Agarwal (14 Crores) and Arshdeep Singh (4 Crores). In the process, they parted ways with KL Rahul who had expressed his interest to go into the auction pool.

Meanwhile, in this article, we take a look at five lesser-known players who have played for the franchise in the past.

5 Lesser-Known Players You Didn’t Know Have Played For Punjab Kings

Simon Katich

RCB head coach Simon Katich (Photo- BCCI)
RCB head coach Simon Katich (Photo- BCCI)

Katich played for Punjab Kings in 2008 and played 11 matches for the side. He scored 241 runs of the Kings XI Punjab at a strike rate of 129 including two half-centuries. Katich was one of the senior members of the team and played the role of mentor as well. That remained his only IPL season as he took to coaching the IPL with KKR first and then RCB. He will join the Sunrisers Hyderabad coaching staff in IPL 2022.

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Anshuman Roy

A Cricket And Sports Enthusiast Having Previously Worked With Cricwizz, Circle of Cricket, Times Now, The Quint, Cricfit and Now With Cricket Addictor.