Punjab Kings, Formerly known as Kings XI Punjab, will feature in IPL 2023 representing Punjab Region of the country. Punjab Kings Squad is always full of thrilling and exciting players but still they are one of those sides who are yet to have their name in IPL champion list.
They are surely hoping that changing the name of their franchise will also change their fates and they will finally break the jinx of not winning an IPL trophy.
Second highest run scorer in IPL history Shikhar Dhawan is appointed as new captain of franchise and he will replace Mayank Agarwal to have Punjab first IPL title in the bag. Crop of good young local and international players also needs to step up and perform in one of the biggest T20 leagues to made their team win.
Punjab Kings Players List 2023
|Player name||Role||Batting style||Bowling style|
|Shivam Singh||All-Rounder||Right Handed||Right Arm Off Break|
|Mohit Rathee||All-Rounder||Right Handed||Leg Break|
|Vidwath Kaverappa||Bowler||Right Handed||Right Arm fast Medium|
|Harpreet Bhatia||batter||Left Handed||Right Arm Medium|
|Sikandar Raza||All-Rounder||Right Handed||Right Arm Off Break|
|Sam Curran||All-Rounder||Left Handed||Left Arm Medium fast|
|Shikhar Dhawan||batter||Left Handed||Right Arm Off Break|
|Shahrukh Khan||batter||Right Handed||Right Arm Off Break|
|Jonny Bairstow||Wicket-Keeper||Right Handed|
|Prabhsimran Singh||Wicket-Keeper||Right Handed|
|Bhanuka Rajapaksa||batter||Left Handed||Right Arm Medium|
|Jitesh ShArma||Wicket-Keeper||Right Handed|
|Raj Bawa||All-Rounder||Left Handed||Right Arm Medium fast|
|Rishi Dhawan||All-Rounder||Right Handed||Right Arm Medium fast|
|Liam Livingstone||batter||Right Handed||Leg Break|
|Atharva Taide||All-Rounder||Left Handed||Slow Left Arm orthodox|
|Arshdeep Singh||Bowler||Left Handed||Left Arm Medium fast|
|Baltej Singh||Bowler||Right Handed||Right Arm Medium|
|Nathan Ellis||Bowler||Right Handed||Right Arm fast Medium|
|Kagiso Rabada||Bowler||Left Handed||Right Arm fast|
|Rahul Chahar||Bowler||Right Handed||Leg Break googly|
|Harpreet Brar||Bowler||Left Handed||Slow Left Arm orthodox|
Punjab Kings Auction IPL 2023
Players purchased in IPL Auction by Punjab Kings
- Shivam Singh (INR 20 lakh)
- Mohit Rathee (INR 20 lakh)
- Vidwath Kaverappa (INR 20 lakh)
- Harpreet Bhatia (INR 40 lakh)
- Sikandar Raza (INR 50 lakh)
- Sam Curran (INR 18.5 crore)
Punjab Kings Released Players
Released Players of Punjab Kings
- Mayank Agarwal,
- Odean Smith*,
- Vaibhav Arora,
- Benny Howell*,
- Ishan Porel,
- Ansh Patel,
- Prerak Mankad,
- Sandeep Sharma,
- Writtick Chatterjee
Punjab Kings Retained Players IPL 2023
PKBS only retained players for IPL 2023 squad is listed below:
Punjab Kings Retained Players List:
- Shikhar Dhawan,
- hahrukh 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 Overseas Players
PKBS Overseas Players List
- Nathan Ellis is only New Zealand player in Punjab Kings IPL squad.
- Sam Curran, Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone are Engalnd players in Punjab Kings IPL squad
- Kagiso Rabada is only South African player in Punjab Kings IPL squad
- Bhanuka Rajapaksa is only Sri lankan player in Punjab Kings IPL squad
Punjab Kings Team 2023
Explosive opening batter Shikhar Dhawan named as captain of Punjab Kings for IPL 2023. He replaced Mayank Agarwal who captained the side in 14 matches last year and ended season on 6th spot.
Shikhar Dhawan, Liam Livingstone and Bhanuka Rajapaksa are some fiery batters in the lineup of Punjab Kings. Dhawan and Livingstone were the top 2 highest run getters for Punjab Kings in IPL 2022. Dhawan is the all time 2nd highest run scorer in IPL history. Rajapaksa also scored 200+ runs in IPL 2022 however his recent form in the PSL was questionable.
To further strengthen the batting Harpreet Bhatia and Shahrukh Khan are a part of this squad. Harpreet Bhatia averages 36 with the bat and has strike rate of 124.
Punjab Kings Batsmen List
- Harpreet Bhatia
- Shikhar Dhawan
- Shahrukh Khan
- Bhanuka Rajapaksa
- Liam Livingstone
Punjab Kings Bowlers list
Kagiso Rabada, Nathan Ellis and Arshdeep Singh are the frontline pacers of Punjab Kings for IPL 2023. Rabada was the highest wicket taker for PBKS in IPL 2022, while Arshdeep Singh was the 3rd highest. Ellis only got a couple of games in IPL 2022, however his T20 stats are phenomenal and he is a wicket-taker.
Rahul Chahar will lead the spin-attack. He was the 2nd highest wicket-taker of Punjab Kings last year in the IPL.
- Vidwath Kaverappa
- Arshdeep Singh
- Baltej Singh
- Nathan Ellis
- Kagiso Rabada
- Rahul Chahar
- Harpreet Brar
PBKS All Rounders
Sikandar Raza and Sam Curran are the two star all-rounders in Punjab Kings squad. Raza has had a brilliant time lately, let it be in World T20 or in PSL, he is in fine rhythm. Curran is one of the most expensive purchases of IPL history. He was MOTM in the final of World T20 2022 and also man of the tournament.
Rishi Dhawan is also an experienced all-rounder who is reliable as a batter and can pick wickets. The rest of the all-rounders are good potential talents.
Punjab Kings All Rounders List
- Shivam Singh
- Mohit Rathee
- Sikandar Raza
- Sam Curran
- Raj Bawa
- Rishi Dhawan
- Atharva Taide
PBKS Wicket Keepers
Jitesh Sharma and Prabhsimran Singh are the two options for wicket-keeping in the Punjab Kings squad. Prabhsimran averages 37 in T20 cricket with the bat and has strike rate of 137. Jitesh averages 30 with a strike rate of 147. Both players are full of potential and it would be interesting to see who gets the gloves initially.
- Jonny Bairstow
- Jitesh Sharma
- Prabhsimran Singh
Over the years there have been 12 different captains of Punjab Kings. Some of the all time greats like, Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara, Yuvraj Singh and Adam Gilchrist have led Punjab Kings, although none of them have reached the podium in the past to win the IPL trophy.