Punjab Kings (PBKS, formerly Kings XI Punjab)

IPL 2021 Auction | Complete Punjab Kings (PBKS) Squad and Final list of Players

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Punjab Kings (formerly known as Kings XI Punjab) finished sixth in the last IPL season. They played some exciting cricket towards the second half of the season but their run of six consecutive losses at the start of the edition made sure that it was too late before they found form. Some big budget players disappointed as well and that’s why they released them ahead of IPL 2021 Auction. 

Also Read: 5 Players Punjab Kings can target in IPL 2021 Auction

They have made some good reinforcements now for the upcoming edition of the IPL. Here we’ll take a look at them.

Punjab Kings (PBKS) IPL 2021 Squad: Retained Players

KL Rahul, Arshdeep Singh, Chris Gayle, Darshan Nalkande, Harpreet Brar, Mandeep Singh, Mayank Agarwal, Mohd. Shami, M Ashwin, Nicholas Pooran, Sarfaraz Khan, Deepak Hooda, Ishan Porel, Ravi Bishnoi, Chris Jordan, Prabhsimran Singh

 

Punjab Kings (PBKS) IPL 2021 Squad: Released Players ahead of IPL 2021 Auction

Glenn Maxwell, Sheldon Cottrell, Mujeeb Zadran, Hardus Viljoen, James Neesham, Krishnappa Gowtham, Karun Nair, Jagadeesha Suchith, Tejinder Singh Dhillon

 

Salary cap remaining: Rs 53.2 crores  

Overall slots remaining: 9

Overseas slots remaining: 5

 

Where Punjab Kings (PBKS) stood among all squads before IPL 2021 Auction

VIVO IPL 2021/ Squad Size/Salary Cap/Available Slots
Franchise No of Players No of Overseas Players Total  money spent (Rs.) Salary cap available (Rs.) Available Slots Overseas Slots
CSK 19 7 65.1 19.9 6 1
DC 17 5 71.6 13.4 8 3
KXIP 16 3 31.8 53.2 9 5
KKR 17 6 74.25 10.75 8 2
MI 18 4 69.65 15.35 7 4
RR 16 5 47.15 37.85 9 3
RCB 14 5 49.6 35.4 11 3
SRH 22 7 74.25 10.75 3 1

 

Punjab Kings (PBKS) squad before IPL 2021 auction

KL Rahul, Arshdeep Singh, Chris Gayle, Darshan Nalkande, Harpreet Brar, Mandeep Singh, Mayank Agarwal, Mohd. Shami, M Ashwin, Nicholas Pooran, Sarfaraz Khan, Deepak Hooda, Ishan Porel, Ravi Bishnoi, Chris Jordan, Prabhsimran Singh

 

Punjab Kings (PBKS) IPL 2021 Auction Purchases

Dawid Malan (INR 1.5 crores), Jhye Richardson (INR 14 Crores), Shahrukh Khan (INR 5.25 Crores), Fabian Allen (INR 75 Lakhs), Jalaj Saxena (INR 30 Lakhs), Moises Henriques (INR 4.2 Crores), Riley Meredith (INR 8 cr), Saurav Kumar (INR 20 Lakhs)

Punjab Kings (PBKS) Squad for IPL 2021

KL Rahul, Arshdeep Singh, Chris Gayle, Darshan Nalkande, Harpreet Brar, Mandeep Singh, Mayank Agarwal, Mohd. Shami, M Ashwin, Nicholas Pooran, Sarfaraz Khan, Deepak Hooda, Ishan Porel, Ravi Bishnoi, Chris Jordan, Prabhsimran Singh, Dawid Malan, Jhye Richardson, Shahrukh Khan, Fabian Allen, Jalaj Saxena, Moises Henriques, Saurav Kumar



Prasenjit Dey is a freelance cricket writer with bylines across various reputed national and international publications like Cricbuzz, The Cricketer, The Hindu, The New Daily, Firstpost, The Quint and The Citizen among others.