PBKS Squad IPL 2023: Complete List of Players Bought by Punjab Kings in IPL 2023 Auction
PBKS Squad IPL 2023: Complete List of Players Bought by Punjab Kings in IPL 2023 Auction (IPL@PBKS)

Punjab Kings(PBKS) 2023: During the IPL 2023 auction, Punjab Kings rewrote history by bidding a record INR 18.5 crore for English all-rounder Sam Curran, who was named Player of the Tournament at the T20 World Cup. 

In an intense bidding war to get Curran, Punjab Kings competed against Mumbai Indians (MI), Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Rajasthan Royals (RR), and Lucknow Super Giants (LSG). The Kings eventually outbid CSK and MI, making Curran the most expensive player ever purchased at an IPL auction. Curran eclipsed the record set by former South Africa all-rounder Chris Morris, who was bought by RR for INR 16.25 crore at the IPL 2021 mini-auction.

After overspending on Curran, the Kings restrained themselves and only added five players, including all-rounder Sikandar Raza from Zimbabwe and Vidwath Kaverappa from Karnataka, who has drawn attention in the Indian domestic white-ball circuit.

Along with adding firepower to an already explosive batting lineup that includes compatriots Jonny Bairstow and Liam Livingstone, Curran will join the lethal speed duo of Kagiso Rabada and Arshdeep Singh.

Shikhar Dhawan led- Punjab Kings targeted the all-rounders this year. Out of their 6 buys, 4 are all-rounders and they spent 19.40 Crores for all-rounders in this Auction.

Players bought by Punjab Kings in IPL Auction 2023

Player NamePrice (INR)
Sam Curran18.50 Cr
Sikandar Raza50 Lakhs
Harpreet Bhatia40 Lakhs
Vidwath Kaverappa20 Lakhs
Mohit Rathee20 Lakhs
Shivam Singh20 Lakhs
PBKS Squad

*Squad Strength– 22 (Indian 15 Overseas 7)

*Purse Remaining- INR 12.20 Crore

Punjab Kings (PBKS) Squad for IPL 2023

PlayerRoleAuction Price (INR)Country
Bhanuka RajapaksaBatsman50 Lakhs Sri Lanka
Shahrukh KhanBatsman9 Cr India
Shikhar DhawanBatsman8.25 Cr India
Prabhsimran Singh (wk)WK-Batsman60 Lakhs India
Jitesh Sharma (wk)WK-Batsman20 Lakhs India
Jonny Bairstow (wk)WK-Batsman6.75 Cr England
Arshdeep SinghBowler4 Cr India
Raj BawaBowler2 Cr India
Nathan EllisBowler75 Lakhs Australia
Harpreet BrarBowler3.80 Cr India
Rahul ChaharBowler5.25 Cr India
Kagiso RabadaBowler9.25 Cr South Africa
Baltej SinghAll-rounder20 Lakhs India
Liam LivingstoneAll-rounder11.50 Cr England
Rishi DhawanAll-rounder55 Lakhs India
Atharva TaideAll-rounder20 Lakhs India
Sam CurranAll-rounder18.50 CrEngland
Sikandar RazaAll-rounder50 lakhZimbabwe
Harpreet BhatiaBatsman40 lakhIndia
Vidwath KaverappaBowler20 lakhIndia
Mohit RatheeAll-rounder20 lakhIndia
Shivam SinghAll-rounder20 lakhIndia
PBKS Squad

With the addition of six quality cricketers, PBKS have assembled a squad of 22 players for IPL 2023.

READ: IPL 2023: Full Squads of All the 10 Franchises for IPL 2023.

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