PBKS Squad 2023 Player List: Punjab Kings finished at the 6th position in the IPL 2022, they won 7 matches from the total of 14 matches played by the team. Due to low NRR, they finished lower than Delhi Capitals while both teams have 14 points.
Punjab Kings (earlier Kings XI Punjab) never won any IPL season trophy yet, even after getting into the finals in IPL 2014 they failed to win their first IPL trophy. In IPL 2014 Final, KXIP was defeated by the KKR by 3 wickets at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore.
In IPL 2022, PBKS made lots of changes to the squad and also appointed a new captain, Mayank Agarwal to get the desired results but they failed to reach the even qualifier stage of the tournament.
In the mega auction, they have bought many great talents in their squad who can win the match one-handedly for the team but utilising the resources is more important than reassembling them. PBKS failed in the execution which lead them to pack their bags after winning 7 matches out of 14.
PBKS bought Shikhar Dawan, Kagiso Rabada, Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, Odean Smith and Rahul Chahar in the IPL Mega Auction 2022. Fans were expecting the team to reach the qualifiers at least but nothing went in the PBKS’s favour.
Nevertheless, the team will make some changes in the squad in IPL 2023, will release some players and retain some as well to optimize the team’s performance on the field. Let’s see how far they can reach in IPL 2023 season, this post will share the PBKS squad 2023 that will show you the strength of the franchise:
Also read: IPL 2023 Schedule
PBKS Squad 2023: PBKS IPL Team Player List
Punjab Kings made some changes to their squad hoping that change in squad may bring some change in the franchise’s luck. PBKS bring Sam Current in the squad, this yough english all-rounder player have the ability to win matches for single handedly for his team.
PBKS also changed the captain this year, Shikhar Dhawan will be leading the franchise in IPL 2023. Shikhar Dhawan was bought by the PBKS in the mega auction held in 2022.
PBKS 2023 Final Squad: Arshdeep Singh, Shikhar Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada, Jonny Bairstow, Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Prabhsimran Singh, Jitesh Sharma, Rahul Chahar, Liam Livingstone, Raj Bawa, Rishi Dhawan, Baltej Dhanda, Nathan Ellis, Atharva Taide, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Sam Curran, Sikandar Raza, Harpreet Bhatia, Vidwath Kaverappa, Mohit Rathe, Shivam Singh
PBKS released some players who were not adding value to the franchise, this includes former captain Mayank Agarwal. Shikhar Dhawan appointed as the new captain of the PBKS in IPL 2023, he will be leading the team this season.
Also read: IPL 2023 All Teams & Players List
PBKS Schedule & Match List in IPL 2023
Punjab Kings will play their first againt Kolkata Knight Riders at Mohali Cricket Groun on 1st April 2023. There will two matches on this day, PBKS vs KKR will be played at afternoon, you can watch the livetelecast on Star Sports and Live streaming Hotstar app at 3:30 PM.
Punjab is placed in the Group B of IPL 2023 along with CSK, SRH, RCB, and GT. PBKS will play a total of 14 matches in this season, they will play twice with all teams in the other group and once against all teams in th same group.
Here is the complete schedule of Punjab Kings in IPL 2023;
|2||Saturday, April 1||PBKS vs KKR||3:30 PM||Mohali|
|8||Wednesday, April 5||RR vs PBKS||7:30 PM||Guwahati|
|14||Sunday, April 9||SRH vs PBKS||7:30 PM||Hyderabad|
|18||Thursday, April 13||PBKS vs GT||7:30 PM||Mohali|
|21||Saturday, April 15||LSG vs PBKS||7:30 PM||Lucknow|
|27||Thursday, April 20||PBKS vs RCB||3:30 PM||Mohali|
|31||Saturday, April 22||MI vs PBKS||7:30 PM||Mumbai|
|38||Friday, April 28||PBKS vs LSG||7:30 PM||Mohali|
|41||Sunday, April 30||CSK vs PBKS||3:30 PM||Chennai|
|45||Wednesday, May 3||PBKS vs MI||7:30 PM||Mohali|
|53||Monday, May 8||KKR vs PBKS||7:30 PM||Kolkata|
|59||Saturday, May 13||DC vs PBKS||7:30 PM||Delhi|
|64||Wednesday, May 17||PBKS vs DC||7:30 PM||Dharamshala|
|66||Friday, May 19||PBKS vs RR||7:30 PM||Dharamshala|
Punjab Kings Predicted Playing 11 for IPL 2023
PBKS Probable Playing XI: Shikhar Dhawan (c), Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Shahrukh Khan, Sikandar Raza, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Rishi Dhawan, Arshdeep Singh, Bhanuka Rajapaksa
Also read: CSK Squad 2023: CSK IPL Team Player List
Punjab Kings Performance In IPL 2022
Previous season for Punjab Kings did not go well, Punjab Kings finished their season at the 6th position on the IPL 2022 points table. PBKS won 7 matches out of 14 total matches played by the franchise.
Punjab Kings enever won any IPL trophy so far in the 15 seasons conducted so far, they played the IPL final only once against Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2014. But they did not make it to win, lost by 3 wickets.
Let’s see what they will bring on the table in this season of Indian Premier League.
FAQs about PBKS Squad 2023
When PBKS will play their first match in IPL 2023?
Punjab Kings will play their first match against Kolkata Knight Riders on 1st April 2023 at Maholi.
Who will be the captain of PBKS in this season?
Shikhar Dhawan is appointed as the captain of Punjab Kings in IPL 2023 season.
Which is the home ground of PBKS in IPL 16th season?
Punjab Kings’ home ground is Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali. All home matches of PBKS will be played here at this venue.