IPL 2023: 3 Players Punjab Kings (PBKS) Can Target In Auction

IPL 2023 PBKS Players

The decision by Punjab Kings to release Mayank Agarwal, who they had signed for INR 14 crores ahead of the IPL 2023 mega-auctions and later named their captain, was a significant one. That greatly increased their remaining funds, especially because they had already selected Shikhar Dhawan as the captain.

Following the IPL 2022 mega auction, cricket legends ranked Punjab Kings as one of the most likely teams to advance to the playoffs and even take home the IPL championship.

However, once the IPL league stage was through, the Mayank Agarwal-led squad was forced to pack their bags after only 7 victories in 14 games, placing them in sixth place in the IPL 2022 points table.

Up until the 16th IPL season, there will be a lot of brainstorming. With Rs 32.2 crore in its purse, they are most likely to be in most bidding wars. Know the 3 players that PBKS might target in IPL 2023 auction.

Sam Curran

Sam Curran IPL

Prior to the upcoming season, Punjab Kings released West Indies all-rounder Odean Smith, and they also have a spot open for an international bowling all-rounder. Unquestionably, Sam Curran will be a step up from the West Indies all-rounder.

Sam Curran has also previously played for Punjab Kings, having only played for the Mohali-based team to begin his IPL career. The Kings from Punjab have the financial clout to defeat the competition and re-sign their former player with INR 32.20 crore in the bank.

Shivam Mavi

Shivam Mavi IPL

Arshdeep Singh was retained by the Kings prior to the IPL mega-auction last year, and since then, the left-arm fast has excelled while representing India. They have international quicks like Kagiso Rabada and Nathan Ellis, but they still need Indian speedsters to enhance their attack.

The young cricketer Shivam Mavi, who has played for the Kolkata Knight Riders in 32 IPL games and taken 30 wickets, maybe a great addition to the Kings. He would enjoy bowling at Mohali, the home of the Punjab Kings, as it is comparatively more conducive to seamers than other locations in the nation. Ankit Rajpoot and Basil Thampi may be the other candidates Kings considers.

Tim Seifert

Tim Seifert IPL

Tim Seifert, a wicketkeeper and powerful hitter, is one of the released members of the Delhi Capitals squad. For New Zealand, the right-hander has so far appeared in 40 T20 Internationals. However, he only played in three IPL games in 2021 and 2022 combined, totaling just 26 runs. Punjab Kings might consider including him in their starting lineup.

Delhi Capitals selected Tim Seifert during the IPL 2022 auction. The squad paid his base fee of INR 50 lakh to acquire him. Tim Seifert had reserved a base price of 50 lakh Indian rupees for himself in the IPL 2022 auction. In IPL 2021, he played for the Kolkata Knight Riders.

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