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Punjab Kings (PBKS) Retained Players List, Auction, Squad, Schedule, Venue IPL 2024

Get all information about PBKS in IPL 2024 including complete squad, players list, matches schedule, latest news and predictions.

Punjab KingsAbout Punjab Kings Team(PBKS)

Punjab Kings is part of the league from its beginning in 2008 and it is among the teams who are yet to lift an IPL trophy. Over the years, they have experimented with various tactics and hence, became the team with the most captains so far.

PBKS is currently led by Shikhar Dhawan. Along with a quality blend of international players like Liam Livingstone, Jonny Bairstow, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Sikandar Raza, Kagiso Rabada, they will also try to capitalize on the last year’s performances of youngsters like Jitesh Sharma, Prabhsimran Singh.

Punjab Kings Team Information

Full Name Punjab Kings
Short Name PBKS
Founded 2008
Owners Preity Zinta, Ness Wadia, Mohit Burman, Karan Paul
Official Website
Captain Shikhar Dhawan
Head Coach Trevor Bayliss
Home Ground IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali
Best Performance In IPL Finalist (2014)
Team Information

PBKS Team Information

Punjab Kings will be led by Shikhar Dhawan who was appointed as the skipper before the 2023 edition. The team managed to win just 6 out 14 games in the league stage and finished at the 8th position on the table.

After the last season’s outing, PBKS released five players including middle-order batters Shahrukh Khan and Bhanuka Rajapaksa.

Along with some young talent from the domestic circuit, they picked Chris Woakes, Harshal Patel and Rilee Rossouw in the IPL auction in December 2023.

Ipl 2023 Punjab Kings Team Squad

Batsmen Shikhar Dhawan, Jitesh Sharma, Jonny Bairstow, Prabhsimran Singh, Liam Livingstone, Harpreet Bhatia, Rilee Rossouw, Shashank Singh
All Rounders Chris Woakes, Vishwanath Pratap Singh, Ashutosh Sharma, Tanay Thyagarajann, Atharva Taide, Rishi Dhawan, Sam Curran, Sikandar Raza, Shivam Singh
Bowlers Prince Choudhary, Harpreet Brar, Arshdeep Singh, Kagiso Rabada, Nathan Ellis, Rahul Chahar, Vidwath Kaverappa, Harshal Patel
Wicket-keepers Prabhsimran Singh, Jitesh Sharma

PBKS team key players

  • Shikhar Dhawan: Skipper Shikhar was the highest run scorer for PBKS last season. He smashed 373 runs in 11 matches at a strike rate of 142.91. The left-handed top order batter is crucial for this batting line-up.

  • Prabhsimran Singh: Prabhsimran Singh is a young talent and he was brilliant at the top-order in the last season. He scored 358 runs at a strike rate of 150.42. PBKS will have high hopes from this emerging player.

  • Arshdeep Singh: Arshdeep Singh has picked 57 wickets in 51 IPL matches and the last 3 seasons have been phenomenal for him. In the last season he took 17 wickets in 14 matches at a strike rate of 17.9. He will be the leading pacer for the team one more time.

  • Sam Curran: Sam Curran will be the top all-rounder for PBKS once again. In the last season, Curran scored 276 runs and picked 10 wickets in 13 matches. He can be a game changer for PBKS this season if they utilise him the right way.

  • Chris Woakes: Punjab Kings have roped in England all-rounder Chris Woakes in the last auction. Woakes last played IPL in 2021 when he picked 5 wickets in 3 matches. We are expecting PBKS to give him a good number of games to get into the rhythm of the league again and perform his best.

Squad changes

PBKS Squad changes

Take a look at the updated list of retained and released players along with new signings by Punjab Kings for the IPL 2024 season.

Punjab Kings Retained Players IPL 2024

Shikhar Dhawan (c), Matthew Short, Prabhsimran Singh, Jitesh Sharma, Sikandar Raza, Rishi Dhawan, Liam Livingstone, Atharva Taide, Arshdeep Singh, Nathan Ellis, Sam Curran Kagiso Rabada Harpreet Brar, Rahul Chahar , Harpreet Bhati, Vidwath Kaverappa, Shivam Singh

Punjab Kings Released Players IPL 2024

Mohit Rathee, Raj Bawa , Shahrukh Khan, Bhanuka Rajapaksa , Baltej Singh

Punjab Kings New Signings IPL 2024

Ashutosh Sharma, Chris Woakes, Harshal Patel, Prince Choudhary, Rilee Rossouw, Shashank Singh, Tanay Thyagarajan, Vishwanath Singh

Expert Prediction

Expert Prediction for PBKS

PBKS has roped in Chris Woakes to strengthen their all-rounders line up but that was not their weak point. They have one of the top squads when it comes to quality and have some of the best all-rounders like Sam Curran, Sikandar Raza, Liam Livingstone. Their weakness lies in their captain’s approach and lack of passion for winning the games.

Shikhar Dhawan does not have a good record as captain in the IPL career and even as the skipper of the Indian team. He is someone who likes to play freely and does not bother himself with the result of the game. In our opinion, such an approach is good for the players who want to focus on their skills but not for a captain.

PBKS needs a more passionate and serious captain to lead this squad of brilliant cricketers and some of the top T20 players.

Can PBKS Win IPL 2024?

PBKS surely have the top t20 players but they lack in approach and maintaining the momentum after winning a match. This along with the lack of passion for winning from the captain’s mindset are obstacles for the Punjab based franchise.

We are not expecting the Punjab Kings team to advance to the playoffs this year.

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