PBKS Full Squad 2023 IPL: The Kings XI Punjab, now known as Punjab Kings, is one of the eight teams that were founded in 2008 to participate in the Indian Premier League (IPL), a professional Twenty20 cricket league in India. The team is based in the city of Mohali, which is located in the Indian state of Punjab.
In the team’s first season, they finished in the middle of the table and did not qualify for the playoffs. However, in the second season, they finished as runners-up, losing to the Deccan Chargers in the final. In the following years, the team had mixed success, failing to qualify for the playoffs in some seasons, but reaching the semifinals in others.
In 2016, the team was sold to a consortium of investors led by Preity Zinta, Ness Wadia, Mohit Burman, and Karan Paul, who rebranded the team as the Punjab Kings. Since then, the team has not won an IPL title yet but has reached the finals twice.
In 2021, the team was renamed Punjab Kings and with new team management and key players, they are looking forward to making a big impact in the tournament.
Punjab Kings Full Squad 2023 IPL
Here is the complete list of players bought by Punjab Kings (PBKS) at the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 auction in Kochi on Friday, December 23.
Players bought at the 2023 auction: Sam Curran (INR 18.50 crore), Sikandar Raza (INR 50 lakh), Harpreet Bhatia (INR 40 lakh), Vidwath Kaverappa (INR 20 lakh), Shivam Singh (INR 20 lakh), Mohit Rathee (INR 20 lakh).
Purse Remaining: INR 12.2 crore
Total player slots available: 3
Overseas slots available: 1
PBKS PLAYERS RETENTION LIST – IPL 2023 AUCTION
Shikhar Dhawan (c), Shahrukh Khan, Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, Atharva Taide, Prabhsimran Singh, Baltej Singh, Rishi Dhawan, Nathan Ellis, Harpreet Brar, Raj Bawa, Arshdeep Singh, Kagiso Rabada, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Jitesh Sharma, Rahul Chahar.
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Last year, the Punjab Kings brought in their new captain Mayank following the departure of KL Rahul to the Lucknow Super Giants and have some great players under their flag including Shikhar Dhawan, Liam Livingstone, Jonny Bairstow, Kagiso Rabada and Rahul Chahar. Despite these big names, PBKS was unable to achieve the expected results in the 2022 IPL release.
PBKS looks like the perfect offensive unit from every angle, from the opening pair of Bairstow and Dhawan to the fierce mid-range roster of Livingstone, Khan and Jitesh, with a few cameos from Curran in order. The bowling alley is further decorated with tall birds like Rabada and Sam Curran, as well as talented rising stars Arshdeep and Rahul Chahar.