By | 15 Nov 2022 at 6:48 PM
PBKS IPL 2023 Players List: Retained and Released Players of Punjab Kings

PBKS IPL 2023 Players List: The Punjab Kings are planning a major overhaul ahead of the 16th edition of the Indian Premier League, including a new captain, coach, and support staff. The Preity Zinta and Ness Wadia co-owned franchise is also expected to release some big names in order to increase their purse before the mini-auction in December.

They recently appointed senior Indian batter Shikhar Dhawan as captain of Punjab Kings, implying that the 2014 finalists are not interested in retaining their former captain Mayank Agarwal, who was retained by Punjab Kings for a whopping INR 12 Crore ahead of the IPL 2022 mega-auction.

In the 2022 edition of the cash-rich league, Agarwal failed to deliver both as a batter and as a leader, scoring only 196 runs in 13 matches at a poor average of 16.33 and a strike rate of 122.50.

Apart from the Karnataka batter, Punjab Kings are also likely to release Tamil Nadu all-rounder Shahrukh Khan, who has failed to live up to expectations despite being given a longer rope.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has asked all ten teams to submit a list of retained and released players by November 15, while the IPL 2023 mini-auction will take place on December 23 in Kochi.

PBKS Released Players

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

PBKS Retained Players

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

Final PBKS Squad ahead of IPL 2023 Auction

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

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