Mayank Agarwal
Mayank Agarwal (Credits: Twitter)

Punjab Kings squad: After yet another dismal campaign in IPL 2022, Punjab Kings will be desperate to start fresh and put up a better performance in IPL 2023. Punjab Kings once again failed to make it to the playoffs last season.

They finished at the 7th spot after managing 7 wins and as many losses in the league stage. And to ensure that they do well in IPL 2023, Punjab Kings have decided to make big changes to their squad.

Ahead of the IPL mini-auction, they have released as many as 9 players including their star opener Mayank Agarwal. Punjab entered the auction with a purse of Rs 32.2 crore and with 9 slots to fill including 3 overseas ones.

IPL trophy (Credits: Twitter)

As far as auction is concerned, it took place on December 23 in Kochi. Originally, 991 players had registered for the auction before the list was reduced to 405 players, out of which 273 are Indians, 132 are overseas players of which 4 players are from associate nations.

Before the auction, the ten franchises retained 163 players whereas 85 players were released from their existing squads.

Here is all you need to know about Punjab Kings squad for IPL 2023, the released players, retained players and the new additions:

Purse: INR 32.2 crore

Total slots available: 9

Overseas slots available: 3

Released players: Mayank Agarwal, Odean Smith, Vaibhav Arora, Benny Howell, Ishan Porel, Ansh Patel, Prerak Mankad, Sandeep Sharma, Writtick Chatterjee

Retained players: Jonny Bairstow (ENG), Prabhsimran Singh, Jitesh Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Bhanuka Rajapaksa (SL), M. Shahrukh Khan, Atharva Taide, Raj Bawa, Rishi Dhawan, Liam Livingstone (ENG), Arshdeep Singh, Baltej Singh, Rahul Chahar, Nathan Ellis (AUS), Harpreet Brar, Kagiso Rabada (SA).

Liam Livingstone
Liam Livingstone (Credits: Twitter)

New additions: Will be updated as soon as the auction goes on.

Full Punjab Kings squad for IPL 2023 (Will be updated as soon as the auction concludes):

Jonny Bairstow (ENG)
Prabhsimran Singh
Jitesh Sharma
Shikhar Dhawan
Bhanuka Rajapaksa (SL)
M. Shahrukh Khan
Atharva Taide
Raj Bawa
Rishi Dhawan
Liam Livingstone (ENG)
Arshdeep Singh
Baltej Singh
Rahul Chahar
Nathan Ellis (AUS)
Harpreet Brar
Kagiso Rabada (SA)