PBKS IPL 2023:
Here is the starting lineup for the Punjab Kings, who bought Sam Karan for a record amount and secured the services of Zimbabwean all-rounder Sikandar Raza at an auction in Kochi.
The Punjab Kings have broken records at the IPL 2023 auction by buying England all-rounder and T20 World Cup Player of the Year Sam Curran for a record price of Rs 18.5 million. After showing off Karan, the Kings held back and took five more of his players, including Zimbabwean all-rounder Sikandar Raza and Karnataka pacesetter Vidwanth Kaverappa, who has made waves on India’s white-ball circuit.
Karan joins Kagiso Rabada and Arshdeep Singh’s strong pace battery, adding firepower to an already explosive batting lineup that includes compatriots Jonny Bairstow and Liam Livingstone.
PBKS most likely to play XI:
Johnny Bairstow (wk), Shikar Dhawan (c), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Liam Livingstone, M. Shahrukh Khan, Sam Curran, Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh, Rahul Chahar, Harpreet Brar.
PBKS IPL 2023 Team Composition
Jonny Bairstow (ENG), Prabhsimran Singh, Jitesh Sharma.
Shikhar Dhawan, Bhanuka Rajapaksa (SL), M. Shahrukh Khan, Atharva Taide, Harpreet Bhatia.
Raj Bawa, Rishi Dhawan, Liam Livingstone (ENG), Sam Curran (ENG), Sikandar Raza (ZIM), Shivam Singh, Mohit Rathee.
Arshdeep Singh, Baltej Singh, Rahul Chahar, Nathan Ellis (AUS), Harpreet Brar, Kagiso Rabada (SA), Vidwath Kaverappa.