Punjab Kings, PBKS, IPL 2022
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Last Update on: January 13th, 2023 at 03:53 pm

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IPL 2023: 5 PBKS Players Who Will Play All The Matches Of The Season.  Punjab Kings broke the IPL Auction record with their purchase of England all-rounder Sam Curran for a whopping INR 18.5 crore. They followed it up with a smart purchase for Zimbabwean all-rounder Sikandar Raza for INR 50 lakh.

Sikandar Raza
Sikandar Raza (Photo Credits: Twitter)

The 2014 finalists however opted for a frugal approach, signing a total of just 6 players. PBKS goes back with more than INR 12 crore in spare. Punjab Kings were expected to dominate proceedings coming into the auction with the second-biggest purse.

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IPL Auction 2023
IPL Auction 2023. Image: Twitter

PBKS Players Bought in IPL 2023 Auction: Shivam Singh (Rs 20 lakh), Mohit Rathee (Rs 20 lakh), Vidwath Kaverappa (Rs 20 lakh), Harpreet Bhatia (Rs 40 lakh), Sikandar Raza (Rs 50 lakh), Sam Curran (Rs 18.5 crore)

Retained Players In IPL 2023: Shikhar Dhawan, Shahrukh Khan, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh, Harpreet Brar, Raj Angad Bawa, Prabhsimran Singh, Rishi Dhawan, Jitesh Sharma, Baltej Singh Dhanda, Atharva Taide, Liam Livingstone, Kagiso Rabada, Jonny Bairstow, Nathan Ellis, Bhanuka Rajapaksa

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Released players Before IPL 2023: Mayank Agarwal, Odean Smith, Vaibhav Arora, Benny Howell, Ishan Porel, Ansh Patel, Prerak Mankad, Sandeep Sharma, Writtick Chatterjee

IPL 2023: 5 PBKS Players Who Will Play All The Matches Of The Season

Shikhar Dhawan

Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan. (Photo: IPL)

In the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022, which was his first season with the PBKS, Shikhar Dhawan scored 460 runs in 14 matches at an average of 38.33 and a strike rate of 122.66, including 3 half-centuries.

Shikhar Dhawan, who is the second-highest run-getter in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL), was bought by the PBKS franchise at the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 mega auction for INR 8.25 crores.

Punjab Kings (PBKS) have officially announced that the veteran opener Shikhar Dhawan will be replacing Mayank Agarwal as the captain of the franchise from the IPL 2023.

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