Punjab Kings has picked some unbelievable players at some unbelievable amount in IPL 2023 mini-auction. Punjab has not won the title yet and they have also released their captain Mayank Agarwal before the auction. Shikhar Dhawan will lead Punjab Kings in IPL 2023. In this article, we will see Squad and best playing 11 of Punjab Kings for IPL 2023.
PBKS has 22 men’s squad for the IPL 2023 of which 7 are overseas players and 15 are Indian players.
Indian Players – Shikhar Dhawan, Shahrukh Khan, Prabhsimran Singh, Jitesh Sharma, Raj Bawa, Rishi Dhawan, Atharva Taide, Arshdeep Singh, Baltej Singh, Harpreet Brar, Rahul Chahar, Harpreet Bhatia, Vidwath Kaverappa, Mohit Rathee, Shivam Singh.
Overseas Players – Matthew Short, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Sikandar Raza, Nathan Ellis, Kagiso Rabada, Sam Curran, Sikander Raza.
Punjab Kings Best Playing 11
Here is the possible best playing 11 of PBKS for IPL 2023.
- Shikhar Dhawan (Captain)
- Matthew Short
- Prabhsimran Singh
- Bhanuka Rajapaksa
- Jitesh Sharma (Wicketkeeper)
- Shahrukh Khan
- Sam Curran
- Rishi Dhawan
- Kagiso Rabada
- Rahul Chahar
- Arshdeep Singh
In the top order of Punjab Kings, we have Shikhar Dhawan and Prabhsimran Singh as openers who are both completely different players. They will have a left and right-hand combination and it will be interesting to see how they both will complement each other. At No.3 we have the young and talented Matthew Short.
In the middle order of Punjab Kings, we have dangerous Bhanuka Rajapaksa at No.4, finishers Jitesh Sharma and Shahrukh Khan at No.5 and No.6. at No.7 we have all-rounder Sam Curran who was bought by PBKS at the all-time highest price in IPL’s history.
The bowling department of PBKS is looking solid which has Kagiso Rabada and Arshdeep as two modern-day T20 specialists. Rahul Chahar who is also a very good spinner and their last pacer is experienced, Rishi Dhawan.