Which overseas players Punjab Kings will target in IPL 2023 mini-auction?

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Overseas players Punjab Kings will target

Punjab Kings poor run in the league continued in the last season too, when they finished sixth for the fourth consecutive time. Let us look at details on Which Overseas players Punjab Kings will target in IPL 2023?

But, like every year, the franchise want to make a good impression in the whole new season and now they are looking to find a perfect overseas all-rounder for their side during the IPL 2023 mini auction process.

They already have a bunch of overseas player, such as Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, Nathan Ellis, and Kagiso Rabada.

But, with only Liam Livingstone among them hold the all-rounder tag. The Punjab Side now looking for another solid all-around performer.

They have 3 overseas slots left and having INR 32.2 cr. in their purse.

Which overseas players Punjab Kings will target in IPL 2023 mini-auction?

With players like Ben Stokes, Cameron Green, Harry Brook, Sikandar Raza and Sam Curran among big overseas names will go under the hammer, the Punjab franchise will likely to buy the services of Ben Stokes or Sam Curran. If not them, then they will also look to buy in-form Sikandar Raza or Cameron Green.

Sikandar Raza, has been in the form of his life, having stunned everyone with his performance in the recently concluded T20 World Cup, while Cameron Green, whose last India visit was one of his best in his young cricketing career.

Everyone knows the dominance of Ben Stokes in world cricket, and this star all-rounder needs no introduction.

While another English player, Harry Brook, he is not an all-rounder though, but holding a reputation of smashing the ball all around the park, having scored three hundreds in five test innings against Pakistan, is surely a player Punjab Kings would want in their side.

Shikhar Dhawan to lead Punjab Kings 

Sometime back, the franchise also took a decision to hand over the captaincy to veteran Shikhar Dhawan, who scored most runs for the side in 2022 season.

Punjab Kings had let go plenty of there player from the last season, including their skipper Mayank Agarwal.

Agarwal, who was appointed as the skipper of team Punjab Kings, after KL Rahul decided to leave the franchise, was failed to provide any good news in the camp with Punjab Kings again ended the competition at sixth spot.

The right-handed batter after joining Punjab Kings in the year 2018, went on to become one of the most important players for the franchise.

He struck one over 300 and two back-to-back 400 runs in 2019, 2020, 2021 season, while maintaining a strike-rate over 140, and as a result of his brilliant performance, he received reward for the same and appointed as the skipper of team Punjab Kings for the 2022 season.

But, his performance with the bat in the last season was nothing sort of forgettable for him, and his captaincy was also not upto the mark.

While the other players they not opted to retain were Odean Smith, Vaibhav Arora, Benny Howell, Ishan Porel, Ansh Patel, Prerak Mankad, Sandeep Sharma, Writtick Chatterjee.

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