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Expensive Players of PBKS in IPL 2022: Punjab Kings who still waits 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.
Earlier to the IPL 2022 Auction all 8 existing teams announced their retained players list and released the remaining players to the auction pool from which the 2 new IPL teams are allowed to draft a maximum of 3 players each.
According to which, Lucknow Super Giants ropes KL Rahul, Marcus Stoinis, and uncapped player Ravi Bishnoi. Where Gujarat Titans picked Hardik Pandya, Rashid Khan, and Shubman Gill as their drafted players.
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 IPL 2022 auction:
INR 11.50 Crores
|Kagiso Rabada||Bowler||INR 9.25 Crores|
|Shahrukh Khan||Batsman||INR 9 Crores|
|Shikhar Dhawan||Batsman||INR 8.25 Crores|
|Jonny Bairstow (wk)||WK-Batsman||INR 6.75 crores|
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
Liam Livingstone Bowling stats
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
Kagiso Rabada Bowling Stats
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
|Career||11||153||47 v CSK||21.85||134.21||0||0||9||10|
|2021||11||153||47 v CSK||21.85||134.21||0||0||9||10|
IPL 2022 Mega Auction – Overview
A total of INR 551.7 Crore was spent in the two days of the IPL 2022 auction over 204 players including 67 overseas cricketers. The most expensive player to emerge at the auction was Ishan Kishan who was bought for Rs 15.25 crore by Mumbai Indians.
|Category||Player||Price in IPL 2022 Auction||Team|
|Most Expensive Player||Ishan Kishan||INR 15.25 crores||MI|
|Most Expensive Batter||Shreyas Iyer||INR 12.25 crores||KKR|
|Most Expensive Bowlers||Deepak Chahar||INR 14 crores||CSK|
|Most Expensive All-rounder||Liam Livingstone||INR 11.5 crores||PBKS|
|Most Expensive Wicketkeeper||Ishan Kishan||INR 15.25 crores||MI|
|Most Expensive overseas player||Liam Livingstone||INR 11.5 crores||PBKS|
|Most Expensive Uncapped player||Avesh Khan||INR 10 crores||LSG|
|Most Expensive capped player||Ishan Kishan||INR 15.25 crores||MI|