IPL 2022: Punjab Kings (PBKS) Complete Squad With All New Signings From Mega Auction; Full Team and Player List
Punjab Kings (PBKS) have been the perennial underachievers in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Since the inception of the tournament back in 2008, a number of renowned figures played for them, but the team is yet to get its hands on the coveted trophy.
Back in 2014, they played the final where they went down to the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). The appointment of Ravi Ashwin as skipper for the 2018 and 2019 editions didn’t help their cause. After Ashwin went for the Delhi Capitals (DC), Punjab made KL Rahul the skipper.
But even Rahul couldn’t turn their fortunes around. Needless to say that it’s ages since the Punjab-based team made it past the opening round. Despite showing a lot of promise, they haven’t been able to live up to their potential.
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Punjab Kings (PBKS) Retained Players before IPL 2022 Auction
|Mayank Agarwal||Batter||₹12 Crores|
|Arshdeep Singh||Bowler||₹4 Crores|
PBKS Purse for IPL 2022 Auction
Having retained only two players, Punjab are expected to be on their toes in the mega auction with a purse of INR 72 crores. They are expected to be one of the most active teams on Saturday and Sunday. Having not won the title even once, PBKS will look to rope in some utility players.
Players Released by Punjab Kings (PBKS) ahead of IPL 2022 Auction
KL Rahul (C), Nicholas Pooran, Chris Gayle, Deepak Hooda, Mandeep Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Prabhsimran Singh, Sarfaraz Khan, M Ashwin, Ishan Porel, Chris Jordan, Jhye Richardson, Riley Meredith, Moises Henriques, Dawid Malan, Fabian Allen, Jalaj Saxena, Saurabh Kumar, Utkarsh Singh
Players bought by Punjab Kings (PBKS) in IPL 2022 Auction
Shikhar Dhawan – INR 8.25 crores
Prabhsimran Singh – INR 60 lakhs
Jonny Bairstow – INR 6.75 crores
Jitesh Sharma – INR 20 lakhs
Shahrukh Khan – INR 9 crores
Harpreet Brar – INR 3.80 crores
Rahul Chahar- INR 5.25 crores
Kagiso Rabada – INR 9.25 crores
Punjab Kings (PBKS) Squad for IPL 2022
Shikhar Dhawan, Prabhsimran Singh, Jonny Bairstow, Jitesh Sharma, Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Rahul Chahar, Kagiso Rabada, Mayank Agarwal, Arshdeep Singh
Who will be the Captain of Punjab Kings (PBKS) in IPL 2022?
With KL Rahul now set to lead the Lucknow Super Giants, one of the two new teams for the upcoming edition, PBKS need to find a new skipper. As per a number of reports, Mayank Agarwal can be the next captain for the Punjab franchise.
Agarwal previously captained Punjab in Rahul’s absence. Moreover, along with Rahul, the right-handed Agarwal has shouldered Punjab’s batting with a lot of efficiency.
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Agarwal has played for PBKS for four seasons and he needs to bring forth all his experience. After Rahul’s departure, it remains to be seen who opens with Mayank in the IPL.