At the IPL 2023 mini-auction, Punjab Kings paid Rs 18.50 crore for all-rounder Sam Curran, making him the most expensive player in IPL history.
IPL 2023 Punjab Kings
Punjab Kings are the Indian Premier League’s serial losers. (IPL). The Mohali-based club has never played in the IPL, with the exception of a final participation in 2014 and a semifinal defeat in the first season.
Shikhar Dhawan will be their 14th captain in the tournament’s fifteenth year. The volatility extends beyond captaincy; they often change their coaching staffs and, in practically every auction, attempt to rebuild the squad from the ground up. They do manage to accomplish it, but only on paper.
Chris Gayle recently launched a stinging attack on the franchise. “They chop and change a lot, and even if you win, they never have a set playing XI,” he explained.
In the present, the Punjab Kings appear to be a team to beat. They’ve covered all the basics, and despite Jonny Bairstow’s injury, they’re looking for an exciting team.
One reason is because they are packed with all-rounders. They have the most expensive player in IPL history, Sam Curran. The all-rounder was a standout in England’s victorious T20 World Cup campaign this year, winning the tournament’s player of the tournament award after taking 13 wickets, including three for 12 against Pakistan in the final.
After making his IPL debut for the Kings against the Rajasthan Royals at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in 2019, Curran is now in his second season with the team. In nine games that season, he scored 95 runs and claimed 10 wickets.
One may consider Curran’s 80 mph bowling pace to be cannon fodder. But to do so would be to underestimate the all-rounder’s street smarts and aggressive game strategy.
Curran has been remarkably consistent throughout the World Cup, taking two wickets in six powerplay overs (overs 1–6) at a cost of $6.42 per over, nine in 10.4 overs at the death (overs 16–20) at a cost of $6.56 per over, and two in five overs in between at a cost of $6.60 per over. The one significant blemish on his record is the solitary over against India in the semifinal, from which Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya pilfer 22 runs.
He was required to play a variety of roles with both the bat and the ball throughout his two seasons with CSK, and he did it flawlessly.Exact effect like this is what Punjab Kings would want from Curran.He is a force to be reckoned with in 2023, and it is obvious that there is no ceiling for him.
Playing XI predicted for the Punjab Kings
Sam Curran, Rahul Chahar, Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh, Vidwath Kaverappa, Prabhsimran Singh, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma, Rishi Dhawan.
Punjab Kings pbks squads and auction
|Arshdeep Singh||Bowler||4 Crore|
|Shikhar Dhawan (c)||Batter||8.25 crore|
|Kagiso Rabada||Bowler||9.25 crore|
|Matthew Short||All-Rounder||20 lakhs|
|Shahrukh Khan||All-Rounder||9 crore|
|Harpreet Brar||Batter||3.8 crore|
|Prabhsimran Singh||Batter/Wicket-keeper||60 lakh|
|Jitesh Sharma||Batter/Wicket-keeper||20 lakh|
|Rahul Chahar||Bowler||5.25 crore|
|Liam Livingstone||All-Rounder||11.5 crore|
|Raj Bawa||Batter||2 crore|
|Rishi Dhawan||All-Rounder||55 lakh|
|Baltej Dhanda||All-Rounder||20 lakh|
|Nathan Ellis||Bowler||75 lakh|
|Atharva Taide||All-Rounder||20 lakh|
|Bhanuka Rajapaksa||Batter||50 lakh|
Who is the keeper of Punjab Kings?
Who is the owner of Punjab 2023?
Mohit Burman, Preity Zinta, Ness Wadia, and Karan Paul all have a combined ownership interest in the team franchise. The squad changed its name to Punjab Kings in February 2021.
pbks full form?
The Indian Premier League’s franchise cricket team, the Punjab Kings (PBKS), is situated in Mohali, Punjab. (IPL). Mohit Burman, Ness Wadia, Preity Zinta, and Karan Paul are the franchise’s co-owners. It was founded in 2008 under the name Kings XI Punjab (KXIP). The PCA Stadium in Mohali is where the squad plays its home games.
Liam Livingstone, an England batsman, is expected to miss the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023’s opening game for Punjab Kings.