Punjab Kings IPL Team 2024

Mohali, Punjab, India
PBKS Home Ground
Maharaja Yadavindra Singh International Cricket Stadium, Mullanpur, Mohali
PBKS Captain
Shikhar Dhawan
PBKS Coach
Trevor Bayliss

Punjab Kings IPL Team: An Overview

Punjab Kings (PBKS), formerly known as Kings XI Punjab, is a prominent franchise cricket team based in Mohali, Punjab, India. Competing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) since its inception in 2008, the team has undergone several transformations. The home ground of PBKS is the PCA Stadium in Mohali, which has a seating capacity of over 26,000 spectators. The franchise of Punjab Kings was bought jointly by Ness Wadia (23%), Preity Zinta (23%), Mohit Burman (46%), and Karan Paul (8%). View More

Punjab Kings have participated in 232 IPL IPL matches so far, winning only 104 and losing 124 matches. Throughout its IPL journey, Punjab Kings have experienced many successes and challenges. The team’s inconsistent performance over the years, with only two playoff appearances in 16 seasons, has been a major setback. This is reflected in their win percentage of just 44.82%. Despite possessing talented players, the team has yet to secure an IPL title. However, they did manage to reach the knockout stages twice. In 2014, the team reached the semi-finals of the IPL for the first time and stood as runner-up after losing the match against Kolkata Knight Riders.

The current season, 2024, sees the team being coached by Trevor Bayliss while Shikhar Dhawan continues to captain the team, a role he assumed last year. Throughout its history, the Punjab Kings IPL team has had iconic players who have impacted the franchise. Virender Sehwag, David Miller, Yuvraj Singh, Glenn Maxwell, and Chris Gayle have been synonymous with PBKS’s identity.

One of Punjab Kings’ most memorable matches was the 2014 IPL final against Kolkata Knight Riders, under the captaincy of George Bailey. Although PBKS lost the match, a nail-biting finish kept the audience on the edge of their seats until the very end. With KKR needing 29 runs off 12 balls, PBKS seemed to have the match in their grasp, but then Manish Pandey played a stunning innings and scored an unbeaten 94 off just 50 balls to help KKR win their second IPL title. It was a heartbreaking loss for PBKS but a memorable match nonetheless.

As the 2024 season approaches, PBKS fans hope the team will continue to build on its strengths and perform admirably.

Punjab Kings 2024 Squad

Here’s a complete list of Punjab Kings IPL team players for 2024:

Shikhar Dhawan (c)Sam CurranArshdeep Singh
Jonny Bairstow (wk)Rishi DhawanRahul Chahar
Harpreet SinghLiam LivingstoneNathan Ellis
Prabhsimran Singh (wk)Shashank SinghHarpreet Brar
Rilee RossouwShivam SinghVidwath Kaverappa
JM SharmaSikandar RazaHarshal Patel
Jitesh Sharma (vc/wk)Atharva TaideKagiso Rabada
 Chris Woakes 

Punjab Kings Cricket Team Top Players

As PBKS gears up for IPL 2024, these three players hold the key to the team’s success, promising an exciting and competitive season.

Shikhar Dhawan: Shikhar Dhawan, the seasoned left-handed opener, is set to lead Punjab Kings again in the upcoming 2024 IPL. Known for his explosive batting at the top of the order, Dhawan can provide blistering starts to Punjab Kings’ innings with his aggressive yet elegant strokeplay. Dhawan’s experience and ability to anchor the innings make him a crucial asset for Punjab Kings in IPL 2024. His leadership qualities and experience as an international cricketer add further value to the team. Although he had injury concerns in the previous season, Dhawan scored 373 runs in 11 matches at an impressive average of 41.44. He will aim to continue his good form and lead Punjab Kings to a successful campaign this year.

Arshdeep Singh: Arshdeep Singh, the 25-year-old pacer from Punjab, has been performing exceptionally well for the Punjab Kings in the Indian Premier League. He has proven valuable for the team, both with the new ball and in the death overs. His impressive growth in the cricketing world is evident when he was bought for a mere Rs. 20 lakhs in 2019 and retained for Rs 4 crores in 2022, 2023, and 2024. This speaks volumes about his talent and impact, especially in the shortest format of the game, where his height of 6’2” gives him an added advantage.

Liam Livingstone: Liam Livingstone, the exceptional English cricketer, is all set to take the 2024 IPL season by storm as a key player for Punjab Kings. Livingstone brings much-needed versatility to the team’s lineup with his explosive batting skills and handy off-spin bowling. While he has represented England only in 20 international games, he has one T20I hundred. In addition, Livingstone has played 167 T20s and has over 4100 runs to his name with a strike rate of over 140. Livingstone’s ability to score quick runs makes him a valuable asset in the middle order, and his performances in the 2023 IPL season are a testament to this fact. He played a pivotal role in the Punjab Kings’ campaign, scoring 279 runs at an impressive strike rate of 163.16, which included a sensational 94-run knock against Delhi Capitals. He is undoubtedly one of the top players to watch out for in the 2024 IPL season.

Sam Curran: England’s young all-rounder, Sam Curran, became the most expensive IPL player ever when the Punjab Kings team reacquired his services for INR 18.50 crore for the upcoming season. His all-round ability makes him a valuable player. In the previous IPL season, Sam Curran had a great performance, picking up 10 wickets and scoring 276 runs at an average of 27.60 and a strike rate of 135.96. Moreover, he has scored 2880 runs in the past 280 matches, which speaks volumes about his consistency and dedication towards the game. However, only some are convinced that Curran’s price tag is justified. AB de Villiers has recently commented that he thinks Sam has been overpaid over the years. Sam will strive to make a striking achievement and prove the South African champion wrong in the upcoming season.

Top Player


Shikhar Dhawan

Shikhar Dhawan

Role : Batter
Batting Style : Left-handed
Bowling Style : N/A
Nationality : Indian
DOB : 05 December 1985
IPL Debut : 2008

Bhanuka Rajapaksa

Bhanuka Rajapaksa

Role : Batter
Batting Style : Left-handed
Bowling Style : Right-arm Medium
Nationality : Sri Lankan
DOB : 24 October 1991

Jitesh Sharma

Jitesh Sharma

Role : Wicket-keeper
Batting Style : Right-handed
Bowling Style : N/A
Nationality : Indian
DOB : 22 October 1993

Jonny Bairstow

Jonny Bairstow

Role : Wicketkeeper Batter
Batting Style : Right-handed
Bowling Style : N/A
Nationality : English
DOB : 26 September 1989
IPL Debut : 2019

PBKS Team News

Punjab Kings IPL Team FAQs

Harshal Patel is the most expensive player in the Punjab Kings IPL team 2024, sold at 11.75Cr.

Shikhar Dhawan, Liam Livingstone, Arshdeep Singh, Jonny Bairstow, and Rilee Rossouw are key PKBS players in IPL 2024.

Yes, there have been new additions to the PBKS squad, including notable players – Harshal Patel, Chris Woake, Ashutosh Sharma, Vishwanath Pratap Singh, Shashank Singh, Tanay Thyagarajann, Prince Choudhary, Rilee Rossouw.

The Punjab Kings team has qualified for the knockout round (semi-finals and playoffs) only twice, in 2008 and 2014.

The Punjab Kings will play their first match of the 2024 IPL season against Delhi Capitals on March 23, 2024.

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