PBKS IPL 2023 Full Squad: Punjab splash RECORD 18.5 Cr on Sam Curran, Sikandar Raza signed for 50 lakh – Check Punjab Kings Full Squad, Top Buys & PBKS Players IPL Salaries

PBKS IPL 2023 Full Squad – PBKS IPL 2023 Squad: Punjab Kings broke the IPL Auction record with their purchase of Sam…

PBKS IPL 2023 Full Squad – PBKS IPL 2023 Squad: Punjab Kings broke the IPL Auction record with their purchase of Sam Curran for a whopping Rs 18.5 crore. They followed it up with a smart purchase for Sikandar Raza for Rs 50 lakh. The 2014 finalists however opted for a frugal approach, signing a total of just 6 players. PBKS go back with more than Rs 12 crore in spare. Follow IPL 2023 Auction Live updates with InsideSport.IN.

Punjab Kings signings

  • Sam Curran – Rs 18.50 Crore
  • Sikandar Raza – Rs 50 lakh.
  • Harpreet Bhatia – Rs 40 lakh
  • Vidwath Kaverappa – Rs 20 lakh
  • Mohit Rathee – Rs 20 lakh
  • Shivam Singh – Rs 20 lakh

Most Expensive IPL Player: Punjab Kings BREAK Bank for Sam Curran, SIGNS Englishman for WHOPPING SUM of 18.5 Crores – Check Out

Punjab Kings were expected to dominate proceedings coming into the auction with the second-biggest purse. They did bid aggressively on Sam Curran, getting the English all-rounder for a record 18.50 Crore.

Following that, however, PBKS lost steam picking most of their players on base price. Sikandar Raza was a shrewd acquisition at Rs 50 lakh. Karnataka pacer Vidwath Kaverappa is also a welcome addition after a good domestic season.

PBKS Probable Playing XI in IPL 2023: 1. Shikhar Dhawan, 2. Jonny Bairstow, 3. Prabhsimran Singh, 4. Liam Livingstone, 5. Jitesh Sharma, 6. Shahrukh Khan, 7. Sam Curran, 8. Rishi Dhawan/Harpreet Brar 9. Kagiso Rabada, 10. Arshdeep Singh, 11. Rahul Chahar

PBKS IPL 2023 Full Squad: Punjab splash RECORD 18.5 Cr on Sam Curran, Sikandar Raza signed for 50 lakh - Check Punjab Kings Full Squad, Top Buys & CSK Players IPL Salaries

PBKS IPL 2023 Full Squad: Punjab splash RECORD 18.5 Cr on Sam Curran, Sikandar Raza signed for 50 lakh – Check Punjab Kings Full Squad, Top Buys & CSK Players IPL Salaries

England all-rounder Sam Curran has been sold to Punjab Kings at a record Rs 18.50 crore for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) season in 2023 on Friday. Chris Morris was sold to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 16.25 crore in 2021.

Sam Curran entered at INR 2 crore. Mumbai Indians (MI) made the first move for Curran. And the bidding war begins between MI and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). Frenetic raising of paddles at both tables as the bid zooms up to Rs 6 crore. The bid kept going back and forth between MI and Rajasthan Royals (RR). RR was back in the lead at Rs 11.5 crore. MI tapped out.

“Very happy to have him on board, he has a lot of skills with both bat and ball. We had two or three allrounders in mind, Sam might be lucky he came up first. Sikandar Raza is a bit of unknown, mystery spinner and can whack the ball. We’re looking for a few back-up players too,” says Trevor Bayliss PBKS coach

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) then jumped in with Rs 11.75 crore bid. Both MS Dhoni and Stephen Fleming back to Curran to perform any role at CSK. PBKS also bid for Sam Curran, Punjab was Curran’s first franchise in the IPL. The bid quickly zoomed past Rs 15 crore with CSK taking the lead at Rs 15.25 crore.

PBKS raised the paddle as the bidding war continued. Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) jumped in at Rs 15.75 crore. The bid touched Rs 16.5 crore. Sam Curran has fetched the highest-ever bid at an IPL auction.

Punjab Kings Full Squad

Name Nationality Role Price
Shikhar Dhawan (Captain) India Batsman 8.25 Crore
Bhanuka Rajapaksa Sri Lanka Batsman 50 Lakh
Harpreet Bhatia India Batsman 40 lakh
Atharva Taide India All Rounder 20 lakh
Liam Livingstone England All Rounder 11.5 crore
Raj Bawa India All Rounder 2 crore
Rishi Dhawan India All Rounder 55 Lakh
Shahrukh Khan India Batsman 9 crore
Harpreet Brar India All Rounder 3.8 Crore
Sam Curran England All Rounder 18.50 crore
Jonny Bairstow England Wicketkeeper 6.75 crore
Prabhsimran Singh India Wicketkeeper 60 Lakh
Jitesh Sharma India Wicketkeeper 20 lakh
Sikandar Raza Zimbabwe All Rounder 50 lakh
Arshdeep Singh India Bowler 4 crore
Baltej Singh India All Rounder 20 Lakh
Kagiso Rabada South Africa Bowler 9.25 crore
Nathan Ellis Australia Bowler 75 Lakh
Rahul Chahar India Bowler 5.25 Crore
Vidwath Kaverappa India Bowler 20 lakh
Mohit Rathee India All Rounder 20 lakh
Shivam Singh India All Rounder 20 lakh

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