Bangalore, 12th February 2022: Heading into the Tata IPL Auction with the biggest purse, Punjab Kings brought onboard 9 players on Day 1 of the IPL Auction. With a heavy mix of talent up for grabs, Punjab Kings fought hard, taking calculated risks to get the players of their choice.
Having already retained Mayank Agarwal and Arshdeep Singh, Punjab Kings looked to forge new partnerships. Striking early, Punjab Kings successfully bid for Shikhar Dhawan and Kagiso Rabada and went on to further strengthen the team with Jonny Bairstow, Rahul Chahar and Shahrukh Khan.
Also joining the team is Harpreet Brar, Prabhsimran Singh, Ishan Porel and Jitesh Sharma.
Anil Kumble, Head Coach, Punjab Kings said: “ We had a clear vision of who we wanted to bring into our team at the auction. We were looking to build a strong core team around our retained players and were looking at players that would add balance to our squad. We got some interesting picks and are looking forward to tomorrow when our squad will be complete.”
Satish Menon, CEO, Punjab Kings said, “We went into the auction with a clear strategy in mind. We were looking to forge new partnerships and build a strong group of players that would serve as a stable foundation for years to come. We got some great players today and our team is starting to come together and we are sure to get some exceptional players tomorrow as well.”
About Punjab Kings
One of the eight inaugural franchises of the Indian Premier League, Punjab Kings (previously Kings XI Punjab) is owned by a consortium of prominent industry figures like Ness Wadia, Mohit Burman, Preity G Zinta, and Karan Paul. Based in Chandigarh, Punjab Kings thrives on their fighting spirit, coupled with the wholeheartedness and positive outlook that represents Punjab. Punjab Kings have always followed their motto - Live Punjabi, Play Punjabi and drawn attention to their never-say-die attitude, entertaining cricket, and dedication to sportsmanship. The brand's infectious personality has built a strong affinity with the fans as a team that strives to provide a global platform for the local and upcoming talent.