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PBKS IPL 2023 Squad: Punjab Kings Full Squad, PBKS Remaining Purse for IPL Auction, Check PBKS IPL Auction Targets, Buy & PBKS Players IPL Salaries: Follow IPL 2023 Auction LIVE

PBKS IPL 2023 Squad: Punjab Kings Full Squad, PBKS Remaining Purse for IPL Auction, Check PBKS IPL Auction Targets, Buy & PBKS Players IPL Salaries: Follow IPL 2023 Auction LIVE

PBKS IPL 2023 Squad: IPL Auction 2023 LIVE: Over the years Punjab Kings have rebuilt the best possible squad to win their first IPL title. Despite buying some big-name players the franchisee is yet to make it to the playoffs. The only time Punjab made it to the final was back in 2014. Last season […]

PBKS IPL 2023 Squad: IPL Auction 2023 LIVE: Over the years Punjab Kings have rebuilt the best possible squad to win their first IPL title. Despite buying some big-name players the franchisee is yet to make it to the playoffs. The only time Punjab made it to the final was back in 2014. Last season KL Rahul left the team and headed towards Lucknow Super Giants. Following Rahul’s departure, Mayank Agarwal was handed the captaincy. For this season, Shikhar Dhawan has been named as the skipper. Follow IPL 2023 Auction Live updates with InsideSport.IN.

PBKS IPL 2023 Squad: Punjab Kings Full Squad, PBKS Remaining Purse for IPL Auction, Check PBKS IPL Auction Targets, Buy & PBKS Players IPL Salaries: Follow IPL 2023 Auction LIVE

Last year, Punjab Kings failed to qualify for the playoff finishing 6th on the points table. Mayank Agarwal was released by Punjab Kings ahead of the IPL 2023 mini-auction.

With a fat retention purse, the franchise will be putting its thinking caps on and targeting experienced players in the upcoming auction. We take a look at Punjab Kings Full Squad, the remaining purse for IPL Auction and also the auction targets. 

Finding an Overseas All-rounder

Having released Odean Smith after just one season,  Punjab Kings will look to upgrade him with an experienced campaigner. The team has retained Liam Livingstone and Rishi Dhawan for the next edition. However, they will look to further strengthen their all-rounder department for next season.

 

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Opener to replace Mayank Agarwal

After releasing Mayank Agarwal,  Punjab will be in need of an explosive opener to partner Shikhar Dhawan at the top. With uncertainty over Jonny Bairstow’s return to cricket following a freak injury, the franchisee would want to use the money to buy an established opener.

Replacement for Indian pacers

Another department that Punjab are looking to fill is the pace department. Having released Sandeep Sharma, Ishan Porel and Vaibhav Arora, the franchise is in need of a wicket-taking Indian bowler to fill the void left by these three players.

Punjab Kings auction purse

Rs 32.2 Crore

List of retained players

Players Role Retained Value
Shikhar Dhawan Captain 8.25 crore
Shahrukh Khan All Rounder 9 crore
Jonny Bairstow Batsman/Wicketkeeper 6.75 crore
Arshdeep Singh Bowler 4 crore
Kagiso Rabada Bowler 9.25 crore
Prabhsimran Singh Wicketkeeper/Batsman 60 lakhs
Bhanuka Rajapaksa Wicketkeeper/Batsman 50 lakhs
Jitesh Sharma Wicketkeeper/Batsman 20 lakhs
Raj Bawa All rounder 2 crore
Rishi Dhawan All Rounder 55 lakhs
Liam Livingstone All Rounder 11.5 crore
Atharva Taide All Rounder 20 lakhs
Baltej Singh Bowler 20 lakhs
Nathan Ellis Bowler 75 lakhs
Rahul Chahar Bowler 5.25 crore
Harpreet Brar All Rounder 3.8 crore

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List of Released players

Players Role
Mayank Agarwal Batsman
Odean Smith All Rounder
Benny Howell All-Rounder
Ishan Porel Bowler
Sandeep Sharma Bowler
Vaibhav Arora Bowler
Ansh Patel All Rounder
Prerak Mankad All Rounder
Writtick Chatterjee All Rounder

Players that Punjab Kings should target during IPL 2023 mini auction

Jason Holder 

Insidesport

Teams will be eyeing to get the likes of Cameron Green, Sam Curran and Ben Stokes during the auction. With such an intense battle for the three players, Punjab can target Jason Holder during the auction. The West Indian all-rounder has plenty of IPL experience playing for teams like Chennai Super Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders, Sunrisers Hyderabad and most recently Lucknow Super Giants. With a player of his calibre, Punjab will have assurance with bat and ball.

Shivam Mavi

The pacer will be a perfect player to fill the void left by three Indian pacers. The 24-year-old previously played for KKR. Mavi can not only bowl with a new ball but can also be used as a death bowling specialist. Besides bowling he can also contribute with the bat and core runs at the end.

N Jagadeesan

Insidesport

Though Punjab would want to go for an experienced opener during the auction the former CSK man has earned attention due to his sizzling form in the domestic circuit.  He was the highest run-scorer in the recent Vijay Hazare Trophy and has started the Ranji Trophy season with a fine century.  Jagadeesan has previously been part of the CSK set-up but was unable to get enough game time. Under Shikhar Dhawan, he has the chance to flourish as an opener. Even though this would be a huge gamble this one is worth risk-taking.

IPL Auction 2023 – Key details

  • The auction is scheduled for December 23 in Kochi.
  • The purse value of all teams has been increased by 5 crores, making a total of INR 95 crores for each team.
  • Out of their total purse value, the franchises need to spend a minimum of 75% during the auction event.
  • Earlier, from a list of 991 players, a total of 369 players from 10 teams were shortlisted. However, 36 additional players were added to the final list on request of the teams, making a total of 405 players to be presented at the IPL auction.
  • Out of 405 players, 273 are Indian cricketers, and 132 are overseas, including four from associate nations.
  • The total capped players are 119, uncapped players are 282 and 4 from associate nations.
  • A maximum of 87 slots are now available, with up to 30 being allocated for overseas players.
  • The auction will start at 14:30 IST.

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