Punjab Kings are in a mood of a major overhaul ahead of the 16th edition of the Indian Premier League as apart from a new captain, a new coach, and support staff, the Preity Zinta and Ness Wadia co-owned franchise staff are likely to release some big names to expand their purse ahead of the mini-auction, set to take place in December.
They recently appointed the senior Indian batter Shikhar Dhawan as the captain of Punjab Kings (PBKS), which also implies that the 2014 finalists are in no mood of retaining their former captain Mayank Agarwal, who was retained by Punjab Kings for a whopping amount of INR 12 Crore ahead of IPL 2022 mega-auction.
Agarwal failed to deliver both as a batter and as a leader in the 2022 edition of the cash-rich league, having managed to score just 196 runs in 13 matches at a poor average of 16.33 and a strike rate of 122.50.
Apart from the Karnataka batter, Punjab Kings are also likely to release the Tamil Nadu all-rounder Shahrukh Khan, who despite being given a longer rope failed to live up to the expectations.
Punjab Kings (PBKS) Retained Players List for IPL 2023
Punjab Kings (PBKS) Retained Batters
- Shikhar Dhawan
- Jonny Bairstow (✈️)
- Prabhsimran Singh
- Jitesh Sharma
- Bhanuka Rajapaksa (✈️)
Punjab Kings (PBKS) Retained All-rounders
- Shahrukh Khan
- Harpreet Brar
- Liam Livingstone (✈️)
- Rishi Dhawan
- Atharva Taide
- Raj Bawa
Punjab Kings (PBKS) Retained Bowlers
- Arshadeep Singh
- Kagiso Rabada (✈️)
- Nathan Ellis (✈️)
- Baltej Singh
Punjab Kings (PBKS) Released Players List for IPL 2023
- Mayank Agarwal
- Odean Smith (✈️)
- Vaibhav Arora
- Benny Howell
- Ishan Porel
- Ansh Patel
- Prerak Mankad
- Sandeep Sharma
- Writtick Chatterjee
Punjab Kings (PBKS) Slots Remaining For IPL Auction 2023
- Total Slots Available: 9 Players
- Overseas Slots Available: 3 Players
Punjab Kings (PBKS) Purse Remaining For IPL Auction 2023
INR 32.2 Crore
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had asked all ten teams to submit the list of their retained and released players by November 15 while the mini-auction for IPL 2023 will take place on December 23 at Kochi.