The 2024 IPL season was a complete roller coaster ride for the Punjab Kings. They won only six games in the season and failed to qualify for the playoffs for the ninth consecutive time. Well, often the team used to make a lot of releases before entering the auction, but this time things are quite different. They only released five players from the squad.
Even after releasing only five players from the squad, the team has a purse value of 24.1 crores. This means the team will be going big for a few players in the 2024 IPL mini-auction and have them in their squad. So, let’s see the list of players that the Punjab Kings might target in the 2024 IPL mini-auction. Before that, let us take a look at their potential playing 11.
Punjab Kings Potential 11
- Johnny Bairstow*
- Shikhar Dhawan
- Atharva Taide
- Liam Livingstone*
- Jitesh Sharma
- Sam Curran*
- Harpreet Brar
- Rishi Dhawan
- Kagiso Rabada*
- Rahul Chahar
- Arshdeep Singh
They have a purse value of 24.1 crore.
Target Players of the Punjab Kings
The team has a great battling lineup but needs someone who can be a finisher and give them a spell of at least two overs. They have the likes of Sikandar Raza in their squad, but he is an overseas player. Also, they need a good pace bowler who will swing the ball.
- Gerald Coetzee (Good with the new ball as well as the old ball)
- Umesh Yadav (Swing bowler)
- Kartik Tyagi (Swing bowler with the ability to ball at death)
- Travis Head (Top-order batsman with all-round ability who can help the team play an extra batter in place of a spinner)
- Pat Cummins (Strengthen their pace attack)
- Shardul Thakur (Finisher who can give a complete spell of four overs)