Shikhar Dhawan is the captain of the Punjab Kings in IPL 2023. Last season, Punjab Kings failed to reach the playoffs as with 14 points, they finished in 6th place in the points table and PBKS will aim for a better performance in IPL-2023. Ahead of IPL 2023, here we talk a look at Punjab Kings’ strongest playing XI for the tournament.
PBKS spent a whooping 18.5 crore to buy the young and bright all-rounder Sam Curran who already had a very good season under MS Dhoni in the previous IPL seasons with both bat and ball.
Punjab Kings (PBKS) will play their opening game of the tournament on April 1, 2023. They will face Kolkata Knight Riders in the match at their home ground IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali.
PBKS predicted and strongest 11
Top Order: Shikhar Dhawan, Johny Bairstow, Raj Angad Bawa
Punjab Kings has an explosive opening pair with two of the most experienced players of the shortest format of the game, Shikhar and Bairstow as both will lead Punjab’s batting line-up from the front, with youngster Raja Bawa batting at number 3.
Middle Order: Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma, Shahrukh Khan, Sam Curran
Punjab Kings will rely on their middle order as it has a good mix of the experience needed in the T20 format. Liam Livingstone is a dangerous batter in the squad, while Jitesh Sharma, Shahrukh Khan, and Sam Curran will strengthen the middle order for PBKS.
Bowlers: Rishi Dhawan, Rahul Chahar, Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh
Arshdeep and Rishi should do better as their current form wasn’t much good while Rabada and Chahar have decent experience and form as well to lead the bowling line-up in terms of wickets.