IPL 2024 Auction: Final List of PBKS Players Released, Retained, and Purse Available After Retention Day

Sam Curran gets retained by PBKS after rumours of being released while domestic talent Shahrukh Khan faces the axe. 
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As cricket enthusiasts in the nation recover from the aftermath of India’s heart-wrenching World Cup loss, attention now turns to the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) season. Teams have now decided which players to retain and release before the IPL 2024 auction in December. 

Punjab Kings (PBKS) who still wait to bag their maiden IPL title were expected to make an impact in the last season after the team management made changes in the coaching and captaincy department. Though PBKS made changes in their camp, they managed to register only 6 wins in their 14 matches and failed to make the playoffs. Punjab Kings have a decent core of players to work with but if they are to build a solid side, they will have to compete in the auctions first where they are efficient with their money.

IPL 2024 Players Released

The BCCI granted franchises the option to engage in player exchanges through the "TRADE" mechanism in IPL 2023. This 'IPL Trade Window' enables franchises to either swap players among themselves or acquire players through a cash transaction. Players released from the IPL 2024 roster will enter the auction, providing them with an opportunity to join another team before the commencement of the league.

In accordance with IPL regulations, each franchise is permitted a squad of 25 players, with a maximum of 8 being foreign players. Moreover, in the Playing XI, each team can include a maximum of 4 overseas players.

IPL 2024 Auction Date

IPL 2024 Auction Date: The BCCI has scheduled the IPL 2024 Auction to take place in Dubai on December 19. The final deadline for the submission of the list of released and retained players is November 26. 

IPL Auction 2024 Venue

IPL Auction 2024 Venue: The IPL 2024 Auction will be a day-long event. Interestingly, this auction marks the first instance of such an event being held overseas.

List of PBKS Players Released Ahead of IPL 2024 Auction 

PBKS Players Released: PBKS released the likes of Rajapaksa, Shahrukh Khan and three others due to underwhelming performances. Check the final PBK Players Released list below

  1. Bhanuka Rajapaksa
  2. Mohit Rathee
  3. Baltej Dhanda
  4. Shahrukh Khan
  5. Raj Angad Bawa

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List of PBKS Players Retained Ahead of IPL 2024 Auction 

PBKS Players Retained: PBKS decided to retain the experience of Shikhar Dhawan and a fairly decent crop of Indian players. The likes of Arshdeep Singh, Rahul Chahar, Prabhsimran Singh and Jitesh Sharma all made the cut. The Preity Zinta co-owned franchise also showed faith in their overseas cricketers and retained most of them. The final Retained Players list of PBKS is given below.

  1. Shikhar Dhawan(C)
  2. Prabhsimran Singh (wk)
  3. Jitesh Sharma (wk)
  4. Arshdeep Singh
  5. Gurnoor Singh Brar
  6. Nathan Ellis
  7. Harpreet Brar
  8. Rahul Chahar
  9. Kagiso Rabada
  10. Liam Livingstone
  11. Atharva Taide
  12. Sikandar Raza
  13. Harpreet Bhatia
  14. Vidwath Kaverappa
  15. Shivam Singh
  16. Matthew Short
  17. Rishi Dhawan
  18. Sam Curran
  19. Jonny Bairstow

IPL 2024 Teams Purse Value

BCCI increased the purse value of the franchises by INR 5 crores over the existing purse value of about INR 95 crores. Punjab Kings will head into the IPL 2024 auction with 24.1 crore with six slots available out of which one is overseas. 

PBKS Remaining purse: Punjab Kings have a remaining value of INR 24.1 Crore.


PBKS finds itself under scrutiny for a series of setbacks, including lacklustre performances and an unsettled squad. Despite having a substantial purse, setting the stage with strategic player buys could potentially reshape the team dynamics for the better. 

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