PBKS vs KKR IPL 2023
Image Source- IPL

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.

Also Read: IPL 2023: 3 All-Rounders Who Can Fetch More Than 10 Crore In Mini Auction

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.

Also Read: Asia Cup 2023: Venue, Team List, Format, Predicted Schedule, And Winners List

Punjab Kings Retained Players List

PlayersRoleIPL 2022 Money
Shikhar DhawanCaptain8.25 crore
Shahrukh KhanAll Rounder9 crore
Jonny BairstowBatsman/WK6.75 crore
Arshdeep SinghBowler4 crore
Kagiso RabadaBowler9.25 crore
Prabhsimran SinghWK/Batsman60 lakhs
Bhanuka RajapaksaWK/Batsman50 lakhs
Jitesh SharmaWK/Batsman20 lakhs
Raj BawaAll-rounder2 crores
Rishi DhawanAll Rounder55 lakhs
Liam LivingstoneAll Rounder11.5 crore
Atharva TaideAll Rounder20 lakhs
Baltej SinghBowler20 lakhs
Nathan EllisBowler75 lakhs
Rahul ChaharBowler5.25 crore
Harpreet BrarAll Rounder3.8 crore

Also Read: IPL 2023 Auction: 4 Players Who Can Replace Kane Williamson As Captain Of Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) In IPL 2023

Punjab Kings Released players’ list

PlayersRoleIPL 2022 Money
Mayank AgarwalBatsman12 crore
Odean SmithAll Rounder6 crore
Benny HowellAll-Rounder40 lakhs
Ishan PorelBowler25 lakhs
Sandeep SharmaBowler50 lakhs
Vaibhav AroraBowler2 crore
Ansh PatelAll Rounder20 lakhs
Prerak MankadAll Rounder20 lakhs
Writtick ChatterjeeAll Rounder20 lakhs

Also Read: IPL 2023 Retention: Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) Retained And Released Players List

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.