IPL 2022 – Punjab Kings Final Squad

Punjab Kings was one of the franchises to watch out for as they stepped into the auction with the biggest purse amount of INR 72 crore. They had utilized only two of their four available retention cards to get Mayank Agarwal and Arshdeep Singh back on board. However, they wasted no time whatsoever in the bidding event and picked two of the 10 marquee players.

Former Delhi Capitals duo Kagiso Rabada (INR 9.25 crore) and Shikhar Dhawan (INR 8.25 crore) were the marquee inclusions in the Punjab side and many are even viewing the latter as the captain. They even went on to acquire the services of England wicketkeeper-batter Jonny Bairstow (INR 6.75 crore). The dasher can bat anywhere in the order and will also take the gloves.

Notably, Punjab Kings were keen to build a strong Indian contingent as they went hard after some local players. They picked leg-spinner Rahul Chahar for INR 5.25 crore, which is being considered a steal. The Mohali-based franchise also tried retaining their core – reacquiring the services of Prabhsimran Singh, Arshdeep Singh, Ishan Porel, and Shahrukh Khan.

Overall, the squad looks balanced with prominent players being available in all three departments. Hence, it will be interesting to see if the Kings can lift the elusive title this time around.

 

The final squad for Punjab Kings looks like this –