IPL Auction 2021: Full Squad Punjab Kings
IPL Auction 2021: Full squad list of Punjab Kings.
Punjab Kings began their IPL Auction 2021 on Thursday, 18 February, by picking up England all-rounder Dawid Malan at his base price of Rs 1.5 crore.
However, their biggest buy yet has been Australian fast bowler Jhye Richardson, whom they picked for a big price of Rs 14 crore, after a fierce bidding war with RCB and DC.
Punjab Kings also bought uncapped all-rounder Shahrukh Khan for a sum of Rs 5.25 crore. Khan, who had a base price of Rs 20 lakh, saw three teams trying to bag him at the auction.
In two other big buys, Kings grabbed Australian fast bowler Riley Meredith, who had a base price of Rs 40 lakh, for Rs 8 crore, after battling it out with DC at the auction, and Australian all-rounder Moises Henriques for Rs 4.20 crore.
Kings had only three overseas players at the start of the auction.
Here’s how their squad looks at the moment (with today’s additions in bold):
- 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
- Riley Meredith
- Moises Henriques
- Fabian Allen
- Jalaj Saxena
- Utkarsh Singh
The Punjab Kings franchise came into the auction with the biggest price purse – Rs 53.20 crore – after offloading nine players in the off season.
After he failed to put up any match-winning performance in IPL 2020, Punjab Kings let go of Glenn Maxwell. They also released Sheldon Cottrell, Mujeeb Zadran, Hardus Viljoen, James Neesham, Krishnappa Gowtham, Karun Nair, Jagadeesha Suchith, and Tejinder Singh Dhillon.
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