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IPL 2024 Punjab Kings(PBKS): Retained, Released, Target Players And Coaching Staff: Punjab Kings (PBKS) is one of the teams who had a good balance in all aspects but fell short of expectations in the 16th IPL season. In the IPL 2023 season, the squad won six of fourteen games and finished eighth in the points standings. The club’s fans were devastated, but they were certain that the team would win the Indian Premier League (IPL) championship this season.

Punjab’s downfall was not just due to bad performance; luck also played a factor in the competition. Back-to-back injuries to squad players are causing the team to suffer. Captain Shikhar Dhawan has admitted to making mistakes in the past and vowed not to repeat them in the current IPL season. He confessed that the bowling order has suffered as a result of the lack of an off-spinner in the middle overs. As a result, in the IPL 2024 auction, PBKS will look for a solid alternative.

The Kings haven’t finished in the top four in the points standings in almost a decade. This year, they had a solid squad on paper, but they couldn’t execute their plans well. Based on the characteristics of the wickets, the team management should have chosen better team combinations.

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Players PBKS May Retain Before IPL 2024 Auction

The Punjab Kings have always done their best to sign players who can help them win games. However, the team has been underperforming in recent years. One of the primary issues with PBKS was the lack of core members who had been with them for an extended period of time. However, PBKS may retain these players in order to build a strong team for IPL 2024.

Players PBKS may retain: Shikhar Dhawan, Liam Livingstone, Arshdeep Singh, Baltej Singh, Nathan Ellis, Rahul Chahar, Mohit Rathee, Atharva Taide, Jitesh Sharma, Prabhsimran Singh, Kagiso Rabada, Shahrukh Khan, Sikandar Raza, Raj Angad, Rishi Dhawan

Players PBKS May Release In IPL 2024

Due to the team’s performance in IPL 2023, the fans were immensely disappointed. In this context, several PBKS squad players may be discharged before the start of the next IPL season. According to rumors, the Punjab Kings may choose a new captain in lieu of Shikhar Dhawan since the team’s performance under his command was subpar, and he may even be sacked.

Players PBKS may let go: Sam Curran, Bhanuka Rajapaksha, Harpreet Bhatia, Shivam Singh, Vidwath Kaverappa

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Players PBKS May Target In IPL 2024 Auction

The IPL 2024 auction is set to take place after the ODI World Cup this year. Though there are no official specifics on the date and location of the auctions, based on the previous year’s auction, it is expected that the auction will take place around the second or third week of December. The IPL 2024 auctions will be mini-auctions, so there will be no huge changes, but we will undoubtedly see some strong players swap.

PBKS will strive to find some really good match winners who can help them win matches. According to speculations, Punjab may also release Sam Curran, whom they paid a whopping 18 crore for last year owing to his below-par performance, making him the highest-bidding player in IPL history. If Punjab achieves this, their purse limit would be increased by 18 crore, from which they may recruit extremely strong players. Another possibility is that PBKS will search for a new captain who can effectively lead them.

Players PBKS may target: Kuldeep Sen, Mujeeb Zardaan, Harry Brook, Rovman Powell, Steve Smith ( For captaincy)

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PBKS Coaching Staff For IPL 2024

The Punjab Kings’ head coach is Trevor Bayliss. Wasim Jaffar, a former Indian test opener, is the team’s current batting coach. The current bowling coach is South African player Charl Langeveldt.

Other Staff: Brad Haddin (assistant coach), Trevor Gonsalves (fielding coach), Sunil Joshi (spin bowling coach), Ashish Tuli (analyst), Durjay Bera (throwdown specialist), Prince Kumar (side arm thrower), Adrian le Roux (strength and conditioning coach)