IPL 2021: 5 key players from Punjab Kings to watch out for; full squad, players salary

With KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mohammad Shami, Mayank Agarwal and Jhye Richardson, IPL 2021 could be the breakthrough season for Punjab Kings.
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IPL 2021: 5 key from Punjab Kings to watch out for; full squad, players salary- The Punjab Kings franchise is all set or the new IPL season. The Preity Zinta co-owned franchise bought key players as they had the most amount to spent in the auctions window. The side is yet to win an IPL trophy since the inception of the tournament in 2008. With the likes of KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mohammad Shami, Mayank Agarwal and Jhye Richardson in the lineup, this could be the breakthrough season for Punjab Kings.

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Punjab Kings (PBKS) 5 key players of IPL 2021

1. KL Rahul

Punjab Kings captain KL Rahul was the leading run-getter for the Punjab based franchise in IPL 2020 where he amassed 670 runs in 14 matches. He is expected to continue lead from the front as the PBKs aim to lift their
maiden title.

IPL Salary 2021– Rs 11 crore
Total IPL Salary– Rs 48.1 crore
IPL Moneyball Rank– 30
Country– India

2. Chris Gayle
Universe Boss, Chris Gayle, has been in phenomenal form in IPL since its debut season. He has played match-winning knocks with the ability to change the course of the game on his own. In the last IPL, Gayle scored 288 runs in 7 matches. He is only 228 runs away from completing 5,000 runs in IPL, a feat which only five players have managed to achieve in the cash-rich league.

IPL Salary 2021– Rs 2 crore
IPL Total Salary– Rs 58.5 crore
IPL Moneyball Rank– 21
Country– West Indies

3. Mohammad Shami
One of the deadliest pacers in IPL, Mohammad Shami was right on the money in the Indian Premier League last year. He defended the total of 6 runs in a super over after the match entered second over against Mumbai in a thrilling contest. The exciting performance speaks volumes about the cricketer nailing 6/6 yorkers in the super over. Overall, he scalped 20 wickets in 14 IPL matches last year.

IPL Salary 2021– Rs 4.8 crore
IPL Total Salary– Rs 34.7 crore
IPL Moneyball Rank– 48
Country– India

4. Mayank Agarwal
Mayank Agarwal might be out of favour from India in Tests but he will soon be donning Red jersey. Mayank Agarwal was in a spectacular form beside KL Rahul in IPL 2020. He scored 424 runs in 11 matches last IPL. The opening batsman would like to continue his top-notch in the IPL 2021.

IPL Salary 2021– Rs 1 crore
IPL Total Salary– Rs 10.7 crore
IPL Moneyball Rank– 157
Country– India

5. Jhye Richardson

One of the biggest signing in IPL 2021, Jhye Richardson set the auctions on fire when he was paid Rs 14 crore last month. He can assist Mohammad Shami in the death overs as Chris Jordan had failed to live up to
expectation last year.

Punjab Kings 2021 full squad

KL Rahul (c&wk), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, Prabsimran Singh, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Sarfaraz Khan, Deepak Hooda, Murugan Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Harpreet Brar, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Ishan Porel, Darshan Nalkande, Chris Jordan, Dawid Malan, Jhye Richardson, Shahrukh Khan, Riley Meredith, Moises Henriques, Jalaj Saxena, Utkarsh Singh, Fabian Allen, Saurabh Kumar

Mandeep Singh– Rs 1.4 crore
Prabsimran Singh– Rs 55 lakh
Nicholas Pooran– Rs 4.2 crore
Sarfaraz Khan– Rs 25 lakh
Deepak Hooda– Rs 50 lakh
Murugan Ashwin– Rs 20 lakh
Ravi Bishnoi– Rs 20 lakh
Harpreet Brar– Rs 20 lakh
Arshdeep Singh– Rs 20 lakh
Ishan Porel– Rs 20 lakh
Darshan Nalkande– Rs 30 lakh
Chris Jordan– Rs 3 crore
Dawid Malan– Rs 1 crore
Shahrukh Khan– Rs 20 lakh
Riley Meredith– Rs 8.5 crore
Moises Henriques– Rs 4.2 crore
Jalaj Saxena– Rs 30 lakh
Utkarsh Singh– Rs 20 lakh
Fabian Allen– Rs 75 lakh