IPL Auction 2023 PBKS: Punjab Kings Full Squad, Players Bought in Mini Auction, Remaining Purse, And Predicted Playing XI. The Punjab Kings has been a consistent part of the IPL for all 15 seasons. But over all these years, they never seemed to impress their spectators with their performance in the tournament.
Last year, the Punjab Kings brought in their new captain, Mayank, after KL Rahul’s departure and had a great bunch of players under their belt, including Shikhar Dhawan, Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, Kagiso Rabada, and Rahul Chahar. Despite such big names, PBKS could not achieve the desired results in the 2022 edition of the IPL.
Therefore, under such circumstances, PBKS would be thinking of including some new players who can make their squad look even more star-studded.
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Players Bought By PBKS In IPL 2023 Auction
The PBKS probably showed the most awkward kind of auction anyone would have ever witnessed. Despite entering the auction with a large purse of 32.20 crores, the PBKS management appeared unconcerned during the mini-auction and only managed to cringe out with 6 players despite being left out with 12.2 crores and 3 vacant spots, including 1 overseas spot.
|Player Name||Country||Base price||Final Bid price|
|Sam Curran||England||2 crores||18.5 crores|
|Sikander Raza||Zimbabwe||50 lakhs||50 lakhs|
|Harpreet Bhatia||India||20 lakhs||40 lakhs|
|Vidwath Kaverappa||India||20 lakhs||20 lakhs|
|Mohit Rathee||India||20 lakhs||20 lakhs|
|Shivam Singh||India||20 lakhs||20 lakhs|
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PBKS Remaining purse
The Supergiants entered the mini-auction with a huge purse of 32.20 crores in their bank but managed to find only a small set of players in the auction despite a remaining purse of 12.20 crores, despite the record bid concerning the inclusion of historical signing Sam Curran.
PBKS Full Squad For IPL 2023
Along with the retained English giants like Livingstone and Bairstow, the PBKS squad now includes their countryman Sam Curran, who can be another pillar or support to the PBKS lineup. There are Indians alongside to support their overseas teammates.
Shikhar Dhawan, Shahrukh Khan, Jonny Bairstow, Prabhsimran Singh, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Jitesh Sharma, Raj Angad Bawa, Rishi Dhawan, Liam Livingstone, Atharva Taide, Arshdeep Singh, Baltej Singh, Nathan Ellis, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Harpreet Brar, Sam Curran, Sikander Raza, Harpreet Bhatia, Vidwath Kaverappa, Mohit Rathee, Shivam Singh
PBKS Predicted XI
- Jonny Bairstow
- Shikhar Dhawan (C))
- Prabhsimran Singh
- Liam Livingstone
- Shahrukh Khan
- Jitesh Sharma ( WK )
- Sam Curran
- Kagiso Rabada
- Rahul Chahar
- Vidwath Kaverappa
- Arshdeep Singh
This is the most power-packed team of the tournament, consisting of aggressive batters who have the intent of hitting the ball out of the park under all circumstances of a cricket match, from 1–7.
PBKS looks to be a perfect batting unit from all angles, from the opening pair of Bairstow and Dhawan to the fierce middle order of Livingstone, Khan, and Jitesh, with some cameos from Curran down the order. The bowling deck is even more decorated with big birds like Rabada and Sam Curran, along with talented rising stars Arshdeep and Rahul Chahar.