Punjab Kings was yet another franchise that remained busy than most. Punjab Kings invested heftily to bolster their fast-bowling department by recruiting Jhye Richardson and Riley Meredith, dishing out INR 14 and 8 crores respectively. But the best buy from their respective was of Dawid Malan, the number one T20I batsman, going at a base price of INR 1.50 crores.
With Malan on their side, they have some happy headaches with five specialist openers in their side including the English southpaw, captain KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, and Mayank Agarwal.
IPL 2021 Auction: Punjab Kings’ Performance Rating
The Punjab-based franchise also invested in strengthening their all-rounder’s unit by roping in Shahrukh Khan and Moises Henriques – both of who are capable T20 players. On the other hand, all-rounder Jalaj Saxena’s purchase was also a smart one. Thus, their performance in IPL 2021 auction could be rated as 8.5 out of ten. And one could likely see them lifting the IPL title in 2020 and end its quest finally.