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IPL 2023: Punjab Kings Retained Players, Released Players, & Purse Remaining ahead of Mini Auction

Shikhar Dhawan to lead the side for the forthcoming season.

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IPL 2023: Punjab Kings retained Players, released players, & Purse Remaining ahead of Mini Auction. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)
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The trading window of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 officially concluded on November 15 at 5 PM. Franchises were made to submit their final list of retained players ahead of the IPL Auction 2023 scheduled to take place on December 23 in Kochi.

It was all over for Mayank Agarwal with the side as the Kings decided to move ahead without him for the upcoming season. Shikhar Dhawan is set to lead the side as he takes over the captaincy role from Mayank, who led the sidein the last edition. The association between the two came to a conclusion after the right hander's poor outings with the franchise in the previous edition. Under Mayank's captaincy, the Punjab Kings finished sixth in IPL 2022, despite possessing a strong team.

Moreover, West Indies all-rounder Odean Smith, Prerak Mankad, Writtick Chatterjee and Ishan Porel are in the list of players released by the side ahead of the auction. With the removal of big names such as that of Smith and Agarwal from the squad, PBKS will have INR 20 crore freed up.

Star players Jonny Bairstow and Shahrukh Khan were retained by the side, both of whom were expected to remain for the next season. The side now has three overseas slots remaining, which essentially translates to them making full use of the forthcoming auction scheduled to be held in a month's time. 

The Kings now have a lot to look forward to when they get into the auction as they still have INR 32.2 crore in their purse. The side would look to make the best use of it and have an edge over the rival sides ahead of the new season.

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IPL 2023: PBKS Retained Players

Player Role
Arshdeep Singh Bowler
Shikhar Dhawan Batsman
Kagiso Rabada Bowler
Jonny Bairstow Batsman/Wicket-keeper
Shahrukh Khan All-Rounder
Harpreet Brar Batsman
Prabhsimran Singh Batsman/Wicket-keeper
Jitesh Sharma Batsman/Wicket-keeper
Rahul Chahar Bowler
Liam Livingstone All-Rounder
Raj Bawa Batsman
Rishi Dhawan All-Rounder
Baltej Dhanda All-Rounder
Nathan Ellis Bowler
Atharva Taide All-Rounder
Bhanuka Rajapaksa Batsman

IPL 2023: PBKS Released Players

Player Role
Mayank Agarwal Batsman
Odean Smith Bowler
Vaibhav Arora Bowler
Benny Howell All-Rounder
Ishan Porel Bowler
Ansh Patel Bowler
Prerak Mankad All-Rounder
Sandeep Sharma Bowler
Writtick Chatterjee All-Rounder

IPL 2023 Auction: Punjab Kings (PBKS) Purse Remaining

INR 32.2 Crore

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