The Punjab kings have been one of those sides who have had a forgetful IPL in the year 2022. The side came in with lots of hopes and aspirations to finally bring an end to their drought that lasted right from the first season of the IPL back in 2008. The management made a lot of remarkable changes to the lineup and squad during the mega auctions ahead of IPL 2022. The team appointed a new captain hoping to get better and more desirable results.
However once again all their expectations ended up in the depths of despair as the side failed to even make it to the playoffs this season too. The team as a whole failed to execute its plans as the dreams of lifting the trophy this season couldn’t be achieved by the franchise once again. The big names that were included in the squad this year though displayed a certain number of quality performances, but they weren’t just enough to get the team over the line on the majority of the occasions.
The new signings of players like Shikhar Dhawan, Liam Livingstone, and Kagiso Rabada though seemed incredibly good, didn’t bring much success to the side as they all failed to play as a unit during the most important phase of the tournament letting the opposition side run away with the points crucially towards the later half of the season. Another major reason for the team’s downfall was the poor show of the newly appointed captain, Mayank Agarwal who couldn’t make any valuable contribution throughout the season with the bat.
Just when the race to Playoffs began to become a bit steeper the team totally lost its balance and lost a massively important game against the Delhi Capitals which played a vital role in their getting knocked out so early. The team failed to chase a modest total of just above 150 with such a strong batting lineup. These major hiccups midway between the tournament cost the side a place in the top 4 once again.
Punjab Kings predictions for IPL 2023
Though Punjab has failed to make things happen for themselves this season, it will be a big mistake to write them off in the next season as well. The team has got a considerable amount of quality players in it to turn things around in the upcoming season. A big task for the management will be to make the decisions regarding the selection of players more wisely thereby selecting the best possible combination of players to represent the team in the IPL.
Another major thing that the management will have to work on during the mini auction ahead of IPL 2023 is to look for a proper spinner who can choke the runs in the middle overs and pick wickets too. All the things if ho according to plan, the Punjab Kings can certainly change their fortunes in the next year’s IPL and lift their maiden trophy in 16 years of IPL history.
Punjab Kings Probable Squad 2023
|Mayank Agarwal||Batsman||12 Crore|
|Arshdeep Singh||Bowler||4 Crore|
|Shikhar Dhawan||Batsman||8.25 crore|
|Kagiso Rabada||Bowler||9.25 crore|
|Jonny Bairstow||Batsman/Wicket-keeper||6.75 crore|
|Shahrukh Khan||All-Rounder||9 crore|
|Harpreet Brar||Batsman||3.8 crore|
|Prabhsimran Singh||Batsman/Wicket-keeper||60 lakh|
|Jitesh Sharma||Batsman/Wicket-keeper||20 lakh|
|Ishan Porel||Bowler||25 lakh|
|Rahul Chahar||Bowler||5.25 crore|
|Liam Livingstone||All-Rounder||11.5 crore|
|Odean Smith||Batsman||6 crore|
|Sandeep Sharma||Bowler||50 lakh|
|Raj Bawa||Batsman||2 crore|
|Rishi Dhawan||All-Rounder||55 lakh|
|Prerak Mankad||Batsman||20 lakh|
|Vaibhav Arora||Bowler||2 crore|
|Writtick Chatterjee||Batsman||20 lakh|
|Baltej Dhanda||All-Rounder||20 lakh|
|Ansh Patel||All-Rounder||20 lakh|
|Nathan Ellis||Bowler||75 lakh|
|Atharva Taide||All-Rounder||20 lakh|
|Bhanuka Rajapaksa||Batsman||50 lakh|
|Benny Howell||All-Rounder||40 lakh|
Punjab Kings Tentative Schedule for IPL 2023
|Date||Match Details||Venue||Time (IST)|
|Mar-28, 2023||Punjab Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai||7:30 PM|
|Apr-01, 2023||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings||Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai||7:30 PM|
|Apr-03, 2023||Chennai Super Kings vs Punjab Kings||Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai||7:30 PM|
|Apr-08, 2023||Punjab Kings vs Gujarat Titans||Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai||7:30 PM|
|Apr-12, 2023||Mumbai Indians vs Punjab Kings||Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune||7:30 PM|
|Apr-16, 2023||Punjab Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad||Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai||3:30 PM|
|Apr-21, 2023||Delhi Capitals vs Punjab Kings||Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune||7:30 PM|
|Apr-26, 2023||Punjab Kings vs Chennai Super Kings||Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai||7:30 PM|
|Apr-29, 2023||Punjab Kings vs Lucknow Super Giants||Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune||7:30 PM|
|May-05, 2023||Gujarat Titans vs Punjab Kings||Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai||7:30 PM|
|May-08, 2023||Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals||Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai||3:30 PM|
|May-13, 2023||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Punjab Kings||Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai||7:30 PM|
|May-17, 2023||Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals||Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai||7:30 PM|
|May-22,2023||Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Punjab Kings||Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai||7:30 PM|
Punjab Kings Probable Playing XI for IPL 2023
Mayank Agarwal (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Odean Smith, Shahrukh Khan, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Vaibhav Arora, Arshdeep Singh.