IPL 2023 Punjab Kings Team Performance and Players List: Check PBKS team updates and full team squad, captain, coach, best batsman, best bowler, schedule
Punjab Kings, formerly known as Kings XI Punjab, were semifinalist in the inaugural IPL tournament in 2008, and reached finals in 2014, eventually losing to KKR. The Preity Zinta-owned team is yet to win their first title
IPL 2023: Punjab Kings Team profile
Punjab Kings, formerly known as Kings XI Punjab, showed immense promise when they reached the semi-finals of the inaugural IPL in 2008, winning 10 of their 15 league matches, courtesy Orange cap holder Shaun Marsh.
But the team, despite featuring many class players like Virender Sehwag, Chris Gayle, Glenn Maxwell, David Miller, and Mitchell Johnson in different seasons, could never emerge as a force to be reckoned with in the majority of IPLs.
It was only in 2014, when the team looked invincible, as Maxwell and Miller took the opposition bowlers by storm.
Sehwag and Manan Vohra ably supported them in the middle order as the team won 12 of its 17 matches and lost five.
They seemed on the verge of winning the IPL title when Wriddhiman Saha’s 115 in the title clash against Kolkata Knight Riders helped KXIP impose 198 runs in 20 overs.
But Manish Pandey’s 94 off 50 balls innings spoilt KXIP’s party as KKR clinched the title by three wickets.
However, the performance helped the Punjab team earn a spot in the Champions League T20, where it finished as a semifinalist.
Punjab Kings have won 98 of their 2016 matches and lost 116 of them in the IPL. They have won three matches in a tiebreaker while losing one.
In IPL 2023, PBKS will be led by its new skipper and formidable batsman, Shikhar Dhawan.
However, the team suffered a blow even before the start of the tournament when English explosive batsman Jonny Bairstow was ruled out of IPL 2023 due to a leg injury.
Australian Matthew Short, who was the player of the tournament in the Big Bash League, has been brought in to take Bairstow’s place. PBKS have some very good overseas players with South African Kagiso Rabada, Sri Lankan Bhanuka Rajapaksa, England’s Liam Livingstone and Sam Curren, and Zimbabwe’s Sikandar Raza.
The team spent a whopping Rs 18.50 crore to purchase all-rounder Curren for this season. It will be interesting to see how PBKS use their overseas combination to get the maximum benefit.
PBKS performance in IPL 2022:
PBKS won seven and lost seven of their IPL matches in 2022 to finish sixth in the league stage.
Team captain: Shikhar Dhawan
Team coach: Trevor Bayliss
Team owner: Mohit Burman, Ness Wadia, Preity Zinta, Karan Paul
Home ground: Inderjit Singh Bindra Stadium (Mohali)
IPL 2023 PBKS Team:
IPL 2023 PBKS (Full Players List):
Captain: Shikhar Dhawan
Wicketkeeper: Jitesh Sharma
Batsmen: Shikhar Dhawan, Jitesh Sharma, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Jonny Bairstow, Prabhsimran Singh, Liam Livingstone, Shahrukh Khan, Matthew William Short
All-rounders: Atharva Taide, Raj Angad Bawa, Rishi Dhawan, Sam Curran, Sikandar Raza, Mohit Rathee, Shivam Singh
Bowlers: Harpreet Brar, Arshdeep Singh, Baltej Dhanda, Kagiso Rabada, Nathan Ellis, Rahul Chahar, Vidwath Kaverappa
Most successful batsman: KL Rahul (2,548 runs in 55 matches)
Most successful bowler: Piyush Chawla (84 wickets in 87 matches)
PBKS' first match in IPL 2023:
Punjab Kings started their campaign against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Inderjit Singh Bindra Stadium in Mohali on April 1 in the 3:30 PM match. Punjab won the match by 7 runs (DLS method)
PBKS IPL 2023 team schedule:
⦿ Match 1: April 1 - Punjab Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Mohali (3:30PM IST), Punjab won by 7 runs
⦿ Match 2: April 5 - Rajasthan Royals vs Punjab Kings, Guwahati (7:30PM IST), Punjab won by five runs
⦿ Match 3: April 9 - Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Punjab Kings, Hyderabad (7:30PM IST)
⦿ Match 4: April 13 - Punjab Kings vs Gujarat Titans, Mohali (7:30PM IST)
⦿ Match 5: April 15 - Lucknow Super Giants vs Punjab Kings, Lucknow (7:30PM IST)
⦿ Match 6: April 20 - Punjab Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, Mohali (3:30PM IST)
⦿ Match 7: April 22 - Mumbai Indians vs Punjab Kings, Mumbai (7:30PM IST)
⦿ Match 8: April 28 - Punjab Kings vs Lucknow Super Giants, Mohali (7:30PM IST)
⦿ Match 9: April 30 - Chennai Super Kings vs Punjab Kings, Chennai (3:30PM IST)
⦿ Match 10: May 3 - Punjab Kings vs Mumbai Indians, Mohali (7:30PM IST)
⦿ Match 11: May 8 - Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings, Kolkata (7:30PM IST)
⦿ Match 12: May 13 - Delhi Capitals vs Punjab Kings, Delhi (7:30PM IST)
⦿ Match 13: May 17 - Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals, Dharamsala (7:30PM IST)
⦿ Match 14: May 19 - Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals, Dharamsala (7:30PM IST)
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PBKS' IPL 2023 Squad:
|No.||Name||Nationality||Birth date||Batting style||Bowling style||Year signed||Salary||Notes|
|42||Shikhar Dhawan||India||5 December 1985 (age 37)||Left-handed||Right-arm off break||2022||₹8.25 crore (US$1.0 million)||Captain|
|35||Shahrukh Khan||India||27 May 1995 (age 27)||Right-handed||Right-arm off break||2022||₹9 crore (US$1.1 million)|
|54||Bhanuka Rajapaksa||Sri Lanka||24 October 1991 (age 31)||Left-handed||Right-arm medium||2022||₹50 lakh (US$63,000)||Overseas|
|Matthew Short||Australia||8 November 1995 (age 27)||Right-handed||Right-arm off spin||2023||₹20 lakh (US$25,000)|
|Harpreet Singh Bhatia||India||11 August 1991 (age 31)||Left-handed||Right-arm medium||2023||₹40 lakh (US$50,000)|
|Shivam Singh||India||18 November 1996 (age 26)||Right-handed||Right-arm Off spin||2023||₹20 lakh (US$25,000)|
|51||Jonny Bairstow||England||26 September 1989 (age 33)||Right-handed||Right-arm off spin||2022||₹6.75 crore (US$850,000)||Overseas|
|99||Jitesh Sharma||India||22 October 1993 (age 29)||Right-handed||-||2022||₹20 lakh (US$25,000)|
|84||Prabhsimran Singh||India||10 August 2000 (age 22)||Right-handed||-||2022||₹60 lakh (US$75,000)|
|5||Atharva Taide||India||26 April 2000 (age 22)||Left-handed||Slow left arm orthodox||2022||₹20 lakh (US$25,000)|
|Sikandar Raza||Zimbabwe||24 April 1986 (age 36)||Right-handed||Right-arm off spin||2022||₹50 lakh (US$63,000)||Overseas|
|19||Rishi Dhawan||India||19 February 1990 (age 33)||Right-handed||Right-arm medium-fast||2022||₹55 lakh (US$69,000)|
|23||Liam Livingstone||England||4 August 1993 (age 29)||Right-handed||Right-arm leg break||2022||₹11.5 crore (US$1.4 million)||Overseas|
|Sam Curran||England||3 June 1998 (age 24)||Left-handed||Left-arm medium-fast||2023||₹18.5 crore (US$2.3 million)||Overseas|
|Mohit Rathee||India||13 January 1999 (age 24)||Right-handed||Right-arm Leg spin||2023||₹20 lakh (US$25,000)|
|12||Raj Bawa||India||12 November 2002 (age 20)||Left-handed||Right-arm fast medium||2022||₹2 crore (US$250,000)|
|72||Nathan Ellis||Australia||22 September 1994 (age 28)||Right-handed||Right-arm fast medium||2022||₹75 lakh (US$94,000)||Overseas|
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