IPL Auction 2024 Retained & Released Players List, Remaining Purse for PBKS

Cricket News; Indian Premier League 2024: IPL Auction 2024 Retained & Released Players List, Remaining Purse for Punjab Kings (PBKS) ahead of new season.

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Players retained and released by PBKS (Source: Twitter)

The Punjab Kings (PBKS) has always been the team that has looked good on paper but they failed to live up to the expectations. They failed to qualify for the knockouts after 2014 and before that, they qualified only once in the knockouts in 2008. The team had good players in the squad but failed to perform under pressure in the toughest franchise league.  

In the previous edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) just won 6 games in 14 matches and failed again to qualify for the knockouts yet again though they had a brilliant squad with the likes of Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh and Shikhar Dhawan. The team lacked good backup options in the batting and bowling departments. The team ahead of the IPL 2024 auction has released some big names though none of them were involved in the trade. Dhawan will have to take responsibility and lead the side well in the 2024 IPL to qualify for the knockouts. 

They have not traded a single player. Sam Curran was the most expensive but was in the auction for 18.5 crore INR. His performance didn't match his hefty price tag but he was retained in a surprising move. The IPL auction is set to take place in Dubai on December 19. This is the first instance that the auction will be taking place outside India. Preity Zinta's side would love to win their maiden title and use the amount INR 29.1 crore wisely. 

Players retained by PBKS

Player Role
Shikhar Dhawan (C) Batter
Jitesh Sharma Batter

Prabhsimran Singh

Jonny Bairstow Batter/Wicket-keeper

Matthew Short

Atharva Taide Batter

Rishi Dhawan

Sam Curran All-rounder
Sikandar Raza All-rounder
Liam Livingstone Batter
Gurnoor Singh Brar Bowler
Shivam Singh Bowler
Rahul Chahar Bowler
Arshdeep Singh Bowler
Harpreet Brar Bowler
Vidwath Kaverappa Bowler
Prashant Solanki Bowler
Nathan Ellis Bowler

Players released by PBKS

Player Role
Bhanuka Rajapaksa Batter
Mohit Rathee All-rounder
Baltej Dhanda Bowler
Raj Angad Bawa All-rounder
Shahrukh Khan Batter 


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