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Punjab Kings (PBKS) Retained Players List, Auction, Squad, Schedule, Venue IPL 2023

Get all information about PBKS in IPL 2022 including complete squad, players list, matches schedule, latest news and predictions.

Punjab KingsAbout Punjab Kings Team(PBKS)

Punjab Kings has been part of IPL since its start in 2008. It was earlier named Kings XI Punjab but after a revamp in 2021, the name was changed to Punjab Kings.

Punjab Kings is still trying to fetch their first ever IPL trophy and in pursuit of that they have become the IPL team which has used the most number of captains.

The most successful season for Punjab Kings came in 2014 when they finished as the runner-up team of the season. PBKS lost to KKR in the final match.

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

In the 2022 season, Punjab Kings was led by Mayank Agarwal as the former skipper KL Rahul was bought by Lucknow Super Giants. Agarwal was a decent skipper and the team finished on the 6th spot on the table.

Agarwal was released by PBKS before the IPL auction and within a few weeks the team announced that batsman Shikhar Dhawan will lead the side in the 2023 season.

Australian cricket coach Trevor Bayliss is the head coach of Punjab Kings. Bayliss was the coach of the England team when they won the ICC World Cup in 2019.

Squad changes

PBKS Squad changes

Punjab Kings picked some of the best T20 players in the IPL mega auction before 2022. They looked strong on the stats but couldn’t keep consistency in winning the matches.

In the IPL 2023 auction, Punjab Kings got the headlines for winning the most expensive bid in the IPL auctions. PBKS roped in the England all-rounder Sam Curran for INR 18.50 crore, making him the most expensive player ever in the history of IPL. Zimbabwean all-rounder Sikandar Raza is also added to the PBKS squad for INR 50 lakhs. Raza has been impressing us all from last year with his all-rounder abilities. With his match-winning gameplay, Zimbabwe was able to beat the dangerous Pakistan side in the 2022 T20 World Cup.

PBKS team key players

  • Liam Livingstone: Livingstone smashed 437 runs in 14 matches in the last season and he had an aggressive strike rate of 182.08. Livingstone smashed 34 sixes in one season. Along with these batting skills, Livingstone is also a handy bowler as well. He picked 6 wickets in the 2022 season.

  • Sikandar Raza: Sikandar Raza can be seen in almost all the T20 leagues taking place around the world. He gained attention, in the 2022 T20 World Cup, because of his bowling. While taking the run-up, he hides his bowling arm behind his body which does not allow the batters to see which variation he will throw at them. Raza will play his first ever IPL season this year.

  • Sam Curran: With the staggering price he is picked at, all eyes will be on him in the upcoming season. As an all-rounder, Curran provides a perfect balance to the Kings side. In 32 IPL matches, Curran has scored 337 runs and picked 32 wickets.

  • Kagiso Rabada: Rabada switches the teams but his wicket-taking ability remains the same. Rabada was picked by PBKS before the 2022 edition and he played 13 matches in the last season in which he picked 23 wickets. Rabada is just 1 wicket away from reaching the 100-wicket mark.

  • Arshdeep Singh: Arshdeep Singh has made it to the international side and he impressed everyone with his yorker balls and perfect death overs in the T20 format. Arshdeep has picked 40 wickets in 37 matches.

Ipl 2023 Punjab Kings Team Squad

Batsmen Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Shahrukh Khan, Shikhar Dhawan, Matthew Short, Harpreet Bhatia
All Rounders Raj Bawa, Baltej Singh, Liam Livingstone, Rishi Dhawan, Atharva Taide, Sam Curran, Sikandar Raza, Mohit Rathee, Shivam Singh
Bowlers Arshdeep Singh, Nathan Ellis, Harpreet Brar, Rahul Chahar, Kagiso Rabada, Vidwath Kaverappa
Wicket-keepers Prabhsimran Singh, Jitesh Sharma

Punjab Kings Retained Players IPL 2023

Punjab Kings did a huge revamp of the team for the IPL 2022 season and we saw some big names being brought up in the mega auction by the team. However, the team still lacked something due to which they couldn’t proceed to the playoffs with such a strong squad.

Kings have released their captain from the last season, Mayank Agarwal who didn’t perform well. Shikhar Dhawan has been appointed as the new captain of the team as a transition.

The team will step into the next season with a new approach now and will hope for the things to change in their favour now.

PBKS Retained Players Final List IPL 2023

Shikhar Dhawan, Shahrukh Khan, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh, Harpreet Brar, Raj Angad Bawa, Prabhsimran Singh, Rishi Dhawan, Jitesh Sharma, Baltej Singh Dhanda, Atharva Taide, Liam Livingstone, Kagiso Rabada, Jonny Bairstow, Nathan Ellis, Bhanuka Rajapakse

Punjab Kings Released Players IPL 2023

Mayank Agarwal, Odean Smith, Vaibhav Arora, Benny Howell, Ishan Porel, Ansh Patel, Prerak Mankad, Sandeep Sharma, Writtick Chatterjee

Expert Prediction

Expert Prediction for PBKS

Punjab Kings certainly have one of the strongest squads in the upcoming season. If Dhawan leads this team well then it won’t be surprising to see PBKS lift their first ever trophy this season.

Can PBKS Win IPL 2023?

PBKS can certainly win this year’s IPL if they go with a perfect game plan. Head coach and captain have to lay out the plans to use their squad to their full potential.

Betway is offering 9.00 and Bet365 is giving 10.00 for Punjab Kings to win this year.

PBKS Match Schedule IPL 2023

Date Match Venue Time
Apr 01, 2023 Sat Punjab Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders, 2nd Match Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali 10:00 AM GMT / 03:30 PM LOCAL
Apr 05, 2023 Wed Rajasthan Royals vs Punjab Kings, 8th Match Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati 02:00 PM GMT / 07:30 PM LOCAL
Apr 09, 2023 Sun Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Punjab Kings, 14th Match Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad 02:00 PM GMT / 07:30 PM LOCAL
Apr 13, 2023 Thu Punjab Kings vs Gujarat Titans, 18th Match Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali 02:00 PM GMT / 07:30 PM LOCAL
Apr 15, 2023 Sat Lucknow Super Giants vs Punjab Kings, 21st Match Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow 02:00 PM GMT / 07:30 PM LOCAL
Apr 20, 2023 Thu Punjab Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, 27th Match Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali 10:00 AM GMT / 03:30 PM LOCAL
Apr 22, 2023 Sat Mumbai Indians vs Punjab Kings, 31st Match Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai 02:00 PM GMT / 07:30 PM LOCAL
Apr 28, 2023 Fri Punjab Kings vs Lucknow Super Giants, 38th Match Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali 02:00 PM GMT / 07:30 PM LOCAL
Apr 30, 2023 Sun Chennai Super Kings vs Punjab Kings, 41st Match MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai 10:00 AM GMT / 03:30 PM LOCAL
May 03, 2023 Wed Punjab Kings vs Mumbai Indians, 45th Match Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali 02:00 PM GMT / 07:30 PM LOCAL
May 08, 2023 Mon Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings, 53rd Match Eden Gardens, Kolkata 02:00 PM GMT / 07:30 PM LOCAL
May 13, 2023 Sat Delhi Capitals vs Punjab Kings, 59th Match Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi 02:00 PM GMT / 07:30 PM LOCAL
May 17, 2023 Wed Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals, 64th Match Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala 02:00 PM GMT / 07:30 PM LOCAL
May 19, 2023 Fri Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals, 66th Match Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala 02:00 PM GMT / 07:30 PM LOCAL
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