Chennai, 18th Feb 2021: With an exhilarating end to the IPL 2021 Auction, Punjab Kings today brought onboard 9 new players for the upcoming season of the IPL. With a heavy mix of talent up for grabs at the auction , Punjab Kings fought hard, taking calculated risks to get the players of their choice .

Having already retained 16 players, Punjab Kings looked to forge new partnerships and went in with a clear vision in mind. Bagging key players like Australian pace sensation, Jhye Richardson and Australian all-rounder Riley Meredith Punjab Kings went on to further strengthen the team with 25 year old Shahrukh Khan, Moises Henriques and ICC No 1 T20 batsman Dawid Malan.

Also joining the team is Fabian Allen, Jalaj Saxena, Saurabh Kumar, and Utkarsh Singh.

Anil Kumble, Head Coach, Punjab Kings said, “We were looking forward to some smart buys which can balance the core of Punjab Kings squad and strengthen our team structure. We have the perfect balance of youth and experience in the squad. We are confident that we have struck the right chords to come out stronger and better.”

Satish Menon, CEO, Punjab Kings added, We went into this auction knowing exactly who we wanted and just went for it. We’ve got some interesting picks this season and have put together a great team.  We’re excited, we’re motivated and we look forward to the new season.”

List of players acquired by Punjab Kings at the IPL 2021 Auction:


Auction Price

Jhye Richardson

14 Cr

Shahrukh Khan

5.25 Cr

Riley Meredith

8 Cr

Dawid Malan

1.50 Cr

Moises Henriques

4.20 Cr

Fabian Allen

75 L

Jalaj Saxena

30 L

Saurabh Kumar

20 L

Utkarsh Singh

20 L

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 has 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.