Punjab Kings have the second-best remaining purse with over 32 crores in the kitty in which to buy nine players in the upcoming IPL 2023 auction. Punjab finished sixth last season with seven wins and as many losses. There are reports that Punjab are looking to buy the likes of Sam Curran, Ben Stokes, and Cameron Green all of who have put their names for the auction.
A total of 991 players are set to go under the hammer in the upcoming IPL 2023 auction in Kochi on December 23. There are 714 Indian players and 277 overseas players in total. 21 players have registered themselves for a base price of 2 crores all of whom are overseas players. There are only 87 maximum slots left to be picked during the auction.
The BCCI has introduced a new rule for the upcoming season called the ‘Impact Player’ rule. The rule allows teams to bring in a substitute player in place of any member of the starting XI. Teams taking part in a match will be required to submit the names of four substitutes at the time of toss and teams can only make a change in their playing XI by bringing in a substitute from the list of four players.
Also, the Impact Player can only replace any member of the starting XI before the end of the 14th over of either innings and the player who has been replaced will no longer be allowed to participate in the match. The Impact Player rule is not applicable when the game is reduced to less than 10 overs per side.
Reports in Cricbuzz further say that the ‘Impact Player’ rule is only limited to Indian players and not to the overseas ones as already four overseas players are part of the original playing XI. In this article, we take look at five players who can be used as impact players by Punjab Kings.
IPL 2023: 5 Players That Punjab Kings (PBKS) Can Use As Impact Players
Punjab roped in Shahrukh Khan for a massive price of 9 crores, However, the deal did not turn out the way they expected it to. He scored just 117 runs in 8 games with an average of 16.71 and a strike rate of 108.33. The management has kept their faith in him and retained them ahead of the next season. They can use him as an ‘Impact Player’ and make use of his power-hitting ability in must-win games.