IPL 2023: Punjab Kings (PBKS), Expected Retention, Release, Target Players, And Full Squad. After the IPL 2022 mega auction, the cricket legends weighted Punjab Kings among the probable teams to reach the playoff and even win the IPL trophy. The reason was that they had a very good team comprising a bunch of talented utility players who could single-handedly win matches for the franchise.
But, after the IPL league stage finished, the Mayank Agarwal-led team found themselves packing their bags with just 7 wins from 14 matches, finishing the IPL 2022 points table in the 6th position. There will be a lot of brainstorming from now leading up to the 16th edition of the IPL. Given below is the expected list of retained players, released players, and target players of the Punjab Kings, along with their full squad before IPL 2023.
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4 PLAYERS PUNJAB KINGS CAN RETAIN AHEAD OF IPL 2023 AUCTION
As mentioned above, Punjab Kings had a very good team. There were moments when a few players played exceptional cricket and gave the team some belief that they could reach the playoff stage and go beyond that in IPL 2022. These players were consistent throughout the season. We have prepared a list of 5 players who Punjab Kings will most likely retain ahead of the IPL 2023 auction:
5 PLAYERS PUNJAB KINGS CAN RELEASE AHEAD OF IPL 2023 AUCTION
Punjab Kings under the captaincy of Mayank Agarwal failed to go beyond the league stage because of the below-average performance of a few key players. The franchise had brought them in the IPL 2022 mega auction, hoping to change the team’s fortunes, but they failed to do so. The team management had spent money like water to get them on their side, but the trust and investment went in vain. Let us look at 5 players, that Punjab Kings can release ahead of IPL 2023 auction:
5 PLAYERS PUNJAB KINGS CAN TARGET AHEAD OF IPL 2023 AUCTION
After the below-average performance of the team in IPL 2022, they will need to get their squad revamped. Punjab Kings will be eager to rope in a few players who can be suitable replacements for the non-performing players. It will help the team to iron out the weakness. The 5 players Punjab Kings can target ahead of the IPL 2023 auction are:
IPL 2022, PUNJAB KINGS FULL SQUAD
Mayank Agarwal (C), Arshdeep Singh, Shikhar Dhawan, Shahrukh Khan, Kagiso Rabada, Jonny Bairstow, Rahul Chahar, Harpreet Brar, Odean Smith, Prabhsimran Singh, Jitesh Sharma, Ishan Porel, Liam Livingstone, Sandeep Sharma, Raj Angad Bawa, Ansh Patel, Prerak Mankad, Vaibhav Arora, Writtick Chatterjee, Baltej Dhanda, Rishi Dhawan, Nathan Ellis, Atharva Taide, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Benny Howell.
IPL 2023 PUNJAB KINGS EXPECTED FULL SQUAD
Arshdeep Singh, Shikhar Dhawan, Amit Ali, Kagiso Rabada, Bhanuka Rajpaksa Jonny Bairstow, Rahul Chahar, Harpreet Brar, Marnus Labuschagne, Prabhsimran Singh, Jitesh Sharma, Ishan Porel, Odean Smith, Liam Livingstone, Sarfaraz Khan, Raj Angad Bawa, Ansh Patel, Prerak Mankad, Akash Singh, Writtick Chatterjee, Baltej Dhanda, Rishi Dhawan, Nathan Ellis, Atharva Taide, Laurie Evans.