PBKS Probable XI IPL 2023: Punjab Kings squad composition, auction buys, top picks

PBKS IPL 2023: Here is the probable playing XI for Punjab Kings, which bought Sam Curran for a record sum and also secured the services of Zimbabwe all-rounder Sikandar Raza at the auction in Kochi.

Published : Dec 25, 2022 12:28 IST - 1 MIN READ

FILE PHOTO: Punjab Kings broke all IPL auction records by roping in Sam Curran for INR 18.50 crore.
FILE PHOTO: Punjab Kings broke all IPL auction records by roping in Sam Curran for INR 18.50 crore. | Photo Credit: THE HINDU
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FILE PHOTO: Punjab Kings broke all IPL auction records by roping in Sam Curran for INR 18.50 crore. | Photo Credit: THE HINDU

Punjab Kings rewrote record books during the IPL 2023 auction as it purchased English all-rounder Sam Curran, Player of the Tournament at the T20 World Cup, for a record INR 18.5 crore. After splurging on Curran, Kings reined themselves in and bought only another five players, which included Zimbabwe all-rounder Sikandar Raza and Karnataka pacer Vidwath Kaverappa, who has turned heads in the Indian domestic white-ball circuit.

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PBKS PROBABLE PLAYING XI: Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Shikhar Dhawan (c), Jitesh Sharma (wk), Atharva Taide, Liam Livingstone, M. Shahrukh Khan, Sam Curran, Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh, Rahul Chahar, Harpreet Brar.

PBKS IPL 2023 SQUAD COMPOSITION

Wicketkeepers: Prabhsimran Singh, Jitesh Sharma.

Batters: Shikhar Dhawan, Bhanuka Rajapaksa (SL), M. Shahrukh Khan, Atharva Taide, Harpreet Bhatia.

All-rounders: Raj Bawa, Rishi Dhawan, Liam Livingstone (ENG), Sam Curran (ENG), Sikandar Raza (ZIM), Shivam Singh, Mohit Rathee, Matthew Short (AUS).

Bowlers: Arshdeep Singh, Baltej Singh, Rahul Chahar, Nathan Ellis (AUS), Harpreet Brar, Kagiso Rabada (SA), Vidwath Kaverappa.

Injured: Jonny Bairstow (ENG).

(Names in bold indicate players bought at IPL 2023 Auction)

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