PBKS Team Profile 2022: The Punjab Kings beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 5 wickets in a high run-chase thriller at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai on March 28, 2022. The PBKS led by their new captain Mayank Agarwal chased down a huge target of 206 runs with the loss of 5 wickets.
Punjab Kings got a strong start with a 71-run partnership between the opening pair of Mayank Agarwal (32) and Shikhar Dhawan (43), which was supported by Bhanuka Rajapaksa’s fiery 43 runs off 22 balls. Though Punjab Kings lost the wickets of Liam Livingstone and Raj Bawa early, Shahrukh Khan with his 24 not out off 20 balls and Odean Smith with his 25 not out off 8 balls saw the team through.
PBKS co-owner, Preity Zinta took to Instagram to congratulate her team on its brilliant win, “New team, new Captain and new fans. Thank you @punjabkingsipl for such a fantastic run chase and for making Jai & Gia’s first IPL game so memorable.”
The Punjab Kings will now face KKR in their next match at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on April 1, 2022.
PBKS Team 2022 Player List with Profiles – Check Matches Played, Runs, Wickets
Punjab Kings had the largest purse to bring in new players and managed to bring in star players including Shikhar Dhawan, Jonny Bairstow, Kagiso Rabada and Liam Livingstone.
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Punjab Kings Captain
Punjab Kings is playing under a new captain this year, Mayank Agarwal, as their former skipper KL Rahul wished to be released into the auction pool. KL Rahul is now the captain of the new IPL team Lucknow Super Giants. Mayank Agarwal was one of the only two players who were retained by Punjab Kings in the IPL 2022 Player Retention along with uncapped player Arshdeep Singh.
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|IPL 2022 Squad – PBKS|
|Mayank Agarwal (c)||India||INR 12 Cr(Retained)||Batsman|
|Prerak Mankad||India||INR 20 Lakhs||Batsman|
|Bhanuka Rajapaksa||Sri Lanka||INR 50 Lakhs||Batsman|
|Shahrukh Khan||India||INR 9 Crores||Batsman|
|Shikhar Dhawan||India||INR 8.25 Crores||Batsman|
|Prabhsimran Singh (wk)||India||INR 60 Lakhs||WK-Batsman|
|Jitesh Sharma (wk)||India||INR 20 Lakhs||WK-Batsman|
|Jonny Bairstow (wk)||England||INR 6.75 crores||WK-Batsman|
|Arshdeep Singh||India||INR 4 Cr(Retained)||Bowler|
|Writtick Chatterjee||India||INR 20 Lakhs||Bowler|
|Odean Smith||West Indies||INR 6 Crores||Bowler|
|Sandeep Sharma||India||INR 50 Lakhs||Bowler|
|Raj Bawa||India||INR 2 Crores||Bowler|
|Nathan Ellis||Australia||INR 75 Lakhs||Bowler|
|Vaibhav Arora||India||INR 2 Crores||Bowler|
|Ishan Porel||India||INR 25 Lakhs||Bowler|
|Harpreet Brar||India||INR 3.80 Crores||Bowler|
|Rahul Chahar||India||INR 5.25 Crores||Bowler|
|Kagiso Rabada||South Africa||INR 9.25 Crores||Bowler|
|Benny Howell||England||INR 40 Lakhs||All-rounder|
|Baltej Singh||India||INR 20 Lakhs||All-rounder|
|Ansh Patel||India||INR 20 Lakhs||All-rounder|
|Liam Livingstone||England||INR 11.50 Crores||All-rounder|
|Rishi Dhawan||India||INR 55 Lakhs||All-rounder|
|Atharva Taide||India||INR 20 Lakhs||All-rounder|
Punjab Kings 2022 Strength and Weakness
Punjab Kings Strength
The Punjab Kings has an explosive line-up of batsmen especially with Shikhar Dhawan and 26-year-old Shahrukh Khan, who has had an excellent domestic season.
Great pace line-up
Punjab Kings has a promising pace line-up with Odean Smith, Harpreet Brar, Arshdeep Singh, Sandeep Sharma, Rishi Dhawan, Ishan Porel, Nathan Ellis, Raj Bawa.
Punjab Kings Weakness
Jonny Bairstow will miss at least a couple of matches of IPL 2022 as he is in the West Indies with the England Test side.
Kagiso Rabada is also not going to feature in the game as he has just finished an ODI series against Bangladesh. Without Rabada, Punjab Kings bowling attack looks weak.