Last Update on: March 30th, 2023 at 06:11 pm
Punjab Kings or PBKS is one of the oldest teams in Indian Premier League, who are part of the tournament since its debut season. However, PBKS has never won any IPL title so far. They reached the final in the 2014 season but ended as runners-up.
Last season, PBKS failed to reach the playoffs. During the league stage, they played 14 games winning 7 and losing 7. With 14 points, they finished in the 6th spot in the points table.
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During IPL 2023 auction, Punjab Kings bought 6 players in their squad. Their most expensive player was Sam Curran, who was picked for Rs. 18.50 crores. In IPL 2023, Shikhar Dhawan will lead the team.
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Some powerful batsmen for Punjab Kings in IPL 2023 are Shikhar Dhawan, Jonny Bairstow, and Liam Livingstone. Some key bowlers for the team are Arshdeep Singh, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, and Sam Curran.
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Shikhar Dhawan (C), Shahrukh Khan, Jonny Bairstow, Prabhsimran Singh, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Jitesh Sharma, Raj Bawa, Rishi Dhawan, Liam Livingstone, Atharva Taide, Arshdeep Singh, Baltej Singh, Nathan Ellis, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Harpreet Brar, Sam Curran, Sikandar Raza, Harpreet Bhatia, Vidwath Kaverappa, Mohit Rathee, Shivam Singh
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PBKS Retained Players List
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 Rajapakse
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PBKS Released Players List
Mayank Agarwal, Odean Smith, Vaibhav Arora, Benny Howell, Ishan Porel, Ansh Patel, Prerak Mankad, Sandeep Sharma, Writtick Chatterjee
PBKS Remaining Purse Value
Punjab Kings has Rs. 12.20 crores left in their salary purse after IPL 2023 auction. They have 22 players in their squad, 3 less than the maximum limit of 25 players.
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