Punjab Kings who still wait to lift their maiden IPL trophy spend a massive INR 68.55 crores in the 2 days of the IPL 2022 auction.

PBKS retained only 2 of their previous players for INR 18 crores ahead of the IPL 2022 auction.

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Expensive Players of PBKS in IPL 2022

Punjab Kings wins a bidding war against Chennai Supr Kings and roped all-rounder Liam Livingstone for INR 11.50 crores. Notably, Liam Livingstone is the only 10+ crores buy for the franchise.

Next to Liam Livingstone, PBKS invested INR 9.25 crores over Kagiso Rabada. Following are the details of the Expensive Picks of PBKS in the IPL 2022 auction:

PlayerRoleAuction Price
Liam LivingstoneAll-rounderINR 11.50 Crores
Kagiso RabadaBowlerINR 9.25 Crores
Shahrukh KhanBatsmanINR 9 Crores
Shikhar DhawanBatsmanINR 8.25 Crores
Jonny Bairstow (wk)WK-BatsmanINR 6.75 crores

Liam Livingstone

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In December 2018, Livingstone was bought by the Rajasthan Royals in the player auction for the 2019 Indian Premier League. He was released by the Rajasthan Royals ahead of the 2020 IPL auction.

In February 2021, Livingstone was bought by the Rajasthan Royals in the IPL auction ahead of the 2021 Indian Premier League. In February 2022, he was bought by the Punjab Kings in the auction for the 2022 Indian Premier League tournament.

Liam Livingstone Batting Stats
MInnRunsHSAvgSR100200504s6s
ODI33723636112.500054
T20I171328510323.75158.331001420
IPL991124414125.8400096
Liam Livingstone Bowling stats
MInnWktsBBIBBMEconAvgSR5W10W
ODI3111/201/206.67201800
T20I1712122/152/157.1219.5816.500
IPL9100/130/13130000

Kagiso Rabada

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In February 2017, Rabada was bought by the Delhi Daredevils team for the 2017 Indian Premier League for INR 50 million. In January 2018, he was bought again by Delhi (Delhi Capitals) in the 2018 IPL auction but was later ruled out of the season due to a back injury.

He was retained again ahead of the 2019 Indian Premier League by Delhi Capitals. He played 12 matches in the league stage before leaving for national duty.

He picked up 25 wickets and become the highest wicket-taker for DC and overall second-highest wicket-taker of that season. DC qualified for the playoffs for the first time since the 2012 IPL season.

In the 2020 Indian Premier League, he become the highest wicket-taker of the season by picking up 30 wickets in 17 matches he played. In both seasons, Rabada played a vital role in his team’s success.

In the 2022 IPL auction, Rabada was bought by the Punjab Kings for INR 9.25Cr.

Kagiso Rabada Batting Stats
YearMatRunsHSAvgSR100504s6s
Career501384412.54102.9800114
202115139*13216.660020
2020175615*14114.280042
2019121494.6693.330001
20176554418.3385.930051
Kagiso Rabada Bowling Stats
YearMatWKTSBBMAveEconSR4W5W
Career50764/2120.528.211540
20211515330.48.1422.400
20201730418.268.3413.1320
20191225414.727.8211.2820
201766231.338.8121.3300

Shahrukh Khan

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In February 2021, Khan was bought by the Punjab Kings in the IPL auction ahead of the 2021 Indian Premier League.

He made his IPL debut on 12 April 2021 against Rajasthan Royals and scored an unbeaten 6 off 4 balls. He was handed his maiden IPL cap by Chris Gayle. In February 2022, he was bought by the Punjab Kings in the auction for the 2022 Indian Premier League tournament.

Shahrukh Khan Batting Stats
YEARMATRUNSHSAVES/R100s50s4s6s
Career1115347 v CSK21.85134.2100910
20211115347 v CSK21.85134.2100910

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