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Kings XI Punjab Team Squad For IPL 2024: Know Details Here!

The IPL 2024 Auction concluded in Dubai at the Coca-Cola Arena on December 19, 2023. With all the franchises putting their best foot forward (and substantial money as well), the perennial duds, Punjab Kings are looking for a comeback – dashing and stronger!! For 2024, the Kings XI Punjab Team Squad for IPL (now referred to as Punjab Kings) has done its homework and acquired the best mates! The squad they have assembled – a unique combo of international and national-level talents- is brimming with experience and potential. This year’s IPL will be nothing short of on-field fireworks from their end. 

Before you get panicky with the fear of missing out on all the pre-action backstage moments, here’s bringing it all to you. From the current set of players to the retained ones, and finally the newbies – this article has got you covered! Stay tuned to find out more – 

Who is part of the Kings XI Punjab Team Squad for IPL? 

Talking of the current season (2024), this Godrej giant – Ness Wadia, Bollywood superstar – Preity Zinta, Dabur-head Mohit Burman, and Appejay-Head Karan Paul led team, boasts of – 

Shikhar Dhawan (Captain), Jitesh Sharma and Prabhsimran Singh (Wicketkeeper). They are followed by teammates – Matthew Short/Rishi Dhawan/Sikandar Raza/Atharva Taide/Liam Livingstone/Arshdeep Singh/Sam Curran/Nathan Ellis/Harpreet Brar/Kagiso Rabada/Harpreet Bhatia/Rahul Chahar/Shivam Singh/Vidwath Kaverappa/Ashutosh Sharma/Chris Woakes/Prince Chaudhury/Jonny Bairstow/Harshal Patel/Tanay Thayagarajan/Vishwanath Singh/Shashank Singh/Rilee Rossouw. 

To break the tentative Kings XI Punjab Team Squad for IPL lineup, here it is – 

  • Captain – Shikhar Dhawan 
  • Wicketkeeper – Prabhsimran Singh, Jitesh Sharma, Jonny Bairstow (England) 
  • Batsman – Shikhar Dhawan, Shashank Singh, Harpreet Bhatia, Rilee Rossouw (South Africa) 
  • Bowler – Arshdeep Singh, Nathan Ellis (Australia), Harpreet Brar, Kagiso Rabada (South Africa), Prince Chaudhury, Rahul Chahar, and Vidhwath Kaverappa. 
  • All Rounder – Harshal Patel, Liam Livingstone (England), Sam Curran (England), Atharva Taide, Chris Woakes (England), Rishi Dhawan, Ashutosh Sharma, Tanay Thyagarajan, Sikandar Raza (Zimbabwe), Vishwanath Singh, Shivam Singh. 

As of now, this is the stated team. If there are any changes, we will update you on the same. 

Who are the new players in the team?

While you were reading up the Kings XI Punjab Team Squad for IPL list, you did find a couple of new names. Let us give you the names of those who have been brought recently into the team – 

  • Harshal Patel (INR 11.75 cr) 

The most expensive buy for the team, Patel holds the record of getting 32 wickets in IPL 2021, thereby getting the Purple Cap. The Haryana allrounder has both domestic and international exposure, thereby making him a prized player. 

  • Rilee Rossouw (INR 8 cr) 

A batsman of high caliber, his match-winning capabilities are worth a mention and more! As one of the key members of Kings XI Punjab Team Squad for IPL 2024, he is touted to be the masterstriker of the team! 

  • Chris Woakes (INR 4.8 cr) 

The lad from England has played both ODI and T20 World Cup from that side. Punjab Kings looks forward to using his talent in the upcoming seasons. 

  • Ashutosh Sharma (INR 20L) 

You know him as the only Indian to hit the fastest fifty (originally set by Yuvraj Singh 16 years ago). Playing for Railways, he achieved this feat against Arunachal Pradesh in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy in just 11 balls. 

  • Prince Chaudhury (INR 20L) 

The right-arm leg break bowler from NCR is a crucial pick, whose potential is yet to be recognised. Punjab Kings intends to harness his complete potential in the IPL 2024. 

  • Shashank Singh (INR 20L) 

Another of the new additions to the Kings XI Punjab Team Squad for IPL 2024 – Singh is a name to reckon with in domestic first-class cricket. He holds the unique record of being the only player to make 150 runs and take 5 wickets in the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2023. The feat was achieved against Manipur, while Singh was playing from Chattishgarh. 

  • Vishwanath Pratap (INR 20L) 

The Punjab lad has shown tremendous promise in the Sher-E-Punjab tournament at the Under-25 level. 

  • Tanay Thyagarajan (INR 20L) 

The last of the names, Thyagarajan had a record-breaking session in 2018-19 at the Ranji Trophy for Hyderabad. The left-arm off-spinner has tremendous potential and the Punjab Kings is looking forward to harnessing the same.  

Which players have been retained? 

The old players who are still part of the Kings XI Punjab Team Squad for IPL 2024 include – 

  • Shikhar Dhawan
  • Matthew Short
  • Jonny Bairstow
  • Sam Curran
  • Harpreet Bhatia
  • Prabhsimran Singh
  • Arshdeep Singh
  • Jitesh Sharma
  • Kagiso Rabada
  • Rahul Chahar
  • Nathan Ellis
  • Rishi Dhawan
  • Atharva Taide
  • Liam Livingstone
  • Sikandar Raza
  • Vidhwath Kaverappa
  • Harpreet Brar
  • Shivam Singh. 

Which players are on the Released List? 

The players who have been released from the current Kings XI Punjab Team Squad for IPL 2024 are – 

  • Mohit Rathee
  • Bhanuka Rajapaksha
  • Shahrukh Khan
  • Baltej Dhanda
  • Gurnoor Brar
  • Raj Angad Bawa. 

What do the experts have to say? 

As you have seen for yourself how credible the Kings XI Punjab Team Squad for IPL 2024 is, without a doubt – this time, unlike their previous performances, the audience will get to see some tough cricket coming out. With a change in both player and coach lineup, the experts who have been analyzing the team and its past performances have shown immense faith. 

In the words of Trevor Bayliss, the Head Coach for the Kings Punjab team – the auction results have been fruitful. The franchise has mostly managed to get its set of ‘target players’ and is looking ‘forward to working with them’ to fill in the gaps in previous seasons. 

Similar feelings were echoed by the Head Of Cricket Development, Sanjay Bangar, who stated that – the coterie of ‘young players’ would add to the good stead of the team. He too is excited to start working with a brilliantly talented young team in the upcoming season.  

Clearly, with positive outings at every front, the team is looking back at nothing short of utmost success. 

Parting words 

Whether you are a cricket fan or not, this 20-over bat-ball game is nothing short of the perfect dose of entertainment. Having said that, now that you are aware of the 2024 Kings XI Punjab Team Squad for IPL – there’s no way you would miss out on this! The matches are starting on 24th March and will continue till 26th May 2024. Supposedly, the Shikhar Dhawan-led Punjab side is to play their initial match versus either – Royal Challengers Bangalore or Kolkata Knight Riders (a detailed schedule will be released later). Keep your hopes up, because Punjab Kings holds up its motto – “We don’t buy Superstars, We make them.” 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. Who is the captain of Kings XI Punjab Team Squad for IPL 2024? 

Ans. As declared the captain of the team is Shikhar Dhawan.

Q2. Who is the highest earning player in the team? 

Ans. As of now, the declared highest earning player is – Harshal Patel (INR 11.75 crore). 

Q3. When will the first match of Kings XI Punjab take place? 

Ans. Tentatively the date is – April 3, 2024 against Royal Challengers Bangalore. 

Q4. What is the remaining amount in Kings’s purse? 

Ans. From what has been noted the purse value of PBKS in IPL 2024 Auction is – INR 29.10 crore. 

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