Punjab Kings Team 2023: Punjab kings is one of those teams that has not won a single IPL trophy so far. The team has constantly struggled to pick a balanced squad over the years. So did they finally pick a combination in 2023 that will win them the tournament this year? We shall find that out in this article. Throughout this article, we will discuss the Punjab Kings Team of the 2023 IPL. We will talk about what players they retained before the auctions, who will be their captain, and much more. So, all the fans who are interested to know about Punjab Kings Team 2023 in this IPL, kindly read the whole article from start to finish.
Punjab Kings Team 2023
Before IPL auctions in 2023, the teams were given the option to retain and release players from their squads. In this retention process, Punjab Kings retained 16 players and released 10 players. Among these 16 retained players there are 5 overseas and 11 Indian players. The team spent 62.8 crores in retaining the players and now from the remaining 32.2 crores they can buy 9 Indian and 3 overseas players. Another eye-catching thing about this retention and releasing process for Punjab Kings Team 2023 is that they released their last season’s captain Mayank Agarwal. Shikhar Dhawan will lead the Punjab Kings team in IPL 2023.
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Punjab Kings Team 2023: Overview
|Name of the Team||Punjab Kings|
|Captain of the Team||Shikhar Dhawan|
|Head Coach||Trevor Bayliss|
|Number of Retained Players||16|
|Number of Retained Overseas Players||5|
|Number of Released Players||9|
|Total Slots of Players left for Auction||12 (9 Indian and 3 Overseas)|
|Amount left for Auction||32.2 Crores|
|Punjab Kings Official Website||https://www.punjabkingsipl.in/|
Punjab Kings Players List 2023
Prior to the finalized squad of the Punjab Kings team, we shall discuss how their team appears after the retention process. From the current squad of the team, it looks bowling heavy with great Indian and overseas players in that department. Satish Menon who is the CEO of KPH Dream Cricket Pvt Ltd has said that he is confident that the team can compete for the top spot this season. Let us have a look at all the players, the team has before the auction along with their roles in the team below.
|Name of Player||Role|
|Shikhar Dhawan (C)||Batsman|
|Bhanuka Rajapaksa (Overseas)||Batsman|
|Kagiso Rabada (Overseas)||Bowler|
|Nathan Ellis (Overseas)||Bowler|
|Liam Livingstone (Overseas)||All-rounder|
|Jitesh Sharma||Batsman/ Wicket Keeper|
|Jonny Bairstow (Overseas)||Batsman/ Wicket Keeper|
|Prabhsimran Singh||Wicket Keeper|
Players Released by Punjab Kings
From last year’s squad, the team has released a total of 9 players. The names of those 9 players who will not be part of the teams this year are- Mayank Agarwal, Odean Smith, Vaibhav Arora, Benny Howell, Ishan Porel, Ansh Patel, Parek Mankad, Sandeep Sharma, and Writtick Chatterjee. It will be interesting to see what players the Punjab Kings team bid for in this auction to replace these released players.
PBKS Captain 2023
The Punjab Kings team has had a great history of changing their captains in the IPL and following this trend, the team picked a new captain for this season as well. The team which was captained by Mayank Agarwal till last year found a new leader this year. Shikhar Dhawan who has had past experiences leading IPL teams will be the team’s captain this year. The player will be the 14th Captain of the side in the total of 16 seasons they have played. We shall find out if this change of captain can also change the fortune of the team in the tournament or not.
Punjab Kings Auction Strategy 2023
For this year’s auctions, the team has a budget of 32.2 Crores. The remaining slots in the team for Indian players are 9 and there are 3 slots left for overseas players. However, there will only be a mini-auction for IPL on 23 December 2022. Mini auction only features a limited number of players, so we will have to find out what players the team will be eyeing for their available slots. The team’s management believes that they have a sizable purse for the 2023 auction through which they can strengthen their squad.
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Before the IPL 2023 auction takes place, the team has a total of 5 overseas players- Liam Livingstone, Kagiso Rabada, Jonny Bairstow, Nathan Ellis, and Bhanuka Rajapakse.
Punjab Kings can bid for 9 Indian and 3 Overseas players in this year’s IPL auction from the remaining purse of 32.2 Crores.
Based on previous years’ IPL performances, the Punjab Kings will be expecting a lot from players like Liam Livingstone, Shahrukh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, and their captain Shikhar Dhawan.
Wasim Jaffer will be the batting Coach of the Punjab Kings team in the 2023 IPL. He was the batting coach of the team before 2022 as well and will be reappointed after one year gap.