Updated: 28 November 2022
IPL 2023: Punjab Kings Released, Retained Players List, Captain, And Coaching Staff. The Punjab kings team comprises a talented bunch of players and many analysts predicted it to do well in the IPL 2022 some even predicted it to win the coveted trophy. However, it turned out to be a disappointing putting for the franchise as it finished in the 6th position in the last season.
The team management will be weighing various options and rework on the strategies ahead of the 2023 IPL. Ahead of the IPL 16th season, the management released many of its players and surprised all by releasing even the captain Mayank Agarwal. The management announced Shikar Dhawan as its new captain.
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IPL 2023 Mini Auction Details
IPL 2023 Mini Auction will be held in Kochi, Kerala on December 23, 2022. Ahead of it, the teams are releasing a few players and retaining a few of them in order to improve their performances in the upcoming 2023. The increased purse value of the franchise for mini-auction is- 5 cr. Punjab Kings purse value ahead of the mini-auction IPL 2023 INR 32.2 crore
Punjab Kings Opt For New Captain
Following the dismal performance in the last IPL, Punjab Kings decided to release its captain Mayank Agarwal and replaced him with Shikhar Dhawan. Shikhar Dhawan played for Punjab Kings under Mayank Agarwal’s captaincy. Right after its decision, the elated team management, posted “Gabbar will be at the Shikhar for Punjab Kings!
Mayank Agarwal failed as a batsman and as a captain with captaincy taking a heavy toll. He scored just 196 runs in 13 matches. The captaincy is not new for Shikhar Dhawan as he earlier captained SRH in ten matches and Punjab Kings once and won 4 of them.
Shikhar Dhawan continue scoring runs for his team. In 2020 he scored 618 runs, in 2021 Dhawan scored 587 and in IPL 2022 he scored 460 runs.
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Punjab Kings Retained Players List
|Players||Role||IPL 2022 Money|
|Shikhar Dhawan||Captain||8.25 crore|
|Shahrukh Khan||All Rounder||9 crore|
|Jonny Bairstow||Batsman/WK||6.75 crore|
|Arshdeep Singh||Bowler||4 crore|
|Kagiso Rabada||Bowler||9.25 crore|
|Prabhsimran Singh||WK/Batsman||60 lakhs|
|Bhanuka Rajapaksa||WK/Batsman||50 lakhs|
|Jitesh Sharma||WK/Batsman||20 lakhs|
|Raj Bawa||All-rounder||2 crores|
|Rishi Dhawan||All Rounder||55 lakhs|
|Liam Livingstone||All Rounder||11.5 crore|
|Atharva Taide||All Rounder||20 lakhs|
|Baltej Singh||Bowler||20 lakhs|
|Nathan Ellis||Bowler||75 lakhs|
|Rahul Chahar||Bowler||5.25 crore|
|Harpreet Brar||All Rounder||3.8 crore|
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Punjab Kings Released players’ list
|Players||Role||IPL 2022 Money|
|Mayank Agarwal||Batsman||12 crore|
|Odean Smith||All Rounder||6 crore|
|Benny Howell||All-Rounder||40 lakhs|
|Ishan Porel||Bowler||25 lakhs|
|Sandeep Sharma||Bowler||50 lakhs|
|Vaibhav Arora||Bowler||2 crore|
|Ansh Patel||All Rounder||20 lakhs|
|Prerak Mankad||All Rounder||20 lakhs|
|Writtick Chatterjee||All Rounder||20 lakhs|
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Punjab Kings Coaching Staff
Head Coach: Trevor Bayliss
Batting Coach: Wasim Jaffer
Bowling Coach:Charl Langeveldt
Assistant Coach: Brad Haddin
Assistant Fielding Coach: Prabhakar Bairgond
Conditioning Coach: Adrian Le Roux
General Manager – Cricket Operations: Avinash Vaidya,
Team Analyst: Ashish Tuli
Physio: Andrew Leipus
Cricket Consultant: Sankar Raj Gopal
Team Doctor: Dr. Srinand Srinivas
PBKS Target Players For IPL 2023 Mini Auction
The last IPL auction did not benefit Punjab Kings and so they look to change their fortunes in this year’s auction. Punjab Kings may look to bolster their middle order to support Liam Livingstone and also look for a wrist spinner, to back up Rahul Chahar.
They are expected to target RCB players like Harshal Patel. Mitchel Starc and KKR player Ajinkya Rahane. They may also gun for DC players Tim Seifert, KS Bharat, and Mandeep Singh.