IPL 2021 Auctions: PBKS Spends ₹14 Crores On Jhye Richardson
By CricShots - Feb 18, 2021 4:35 pm
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The Indian Premier League (IPL) auction for the upcoming edition of 2021 has started in Chennai and it will be engrossing to see how each of the teams finally shapes up. Here is what Punjab Kings (PBKS) is up to in the auctions.

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Punjab Kings (PBKS)

Before the Auction

Retained Players: KL Rahul, Arshdeep Singh, Chris Gayle, Darshan Nalkande, Harpreet Brar, Mandeep Singh, Mayank Agarwal, Mohd. Shami, M Ashwin, Nicholas Pooran, Sarfaraz Khan, Deepak Hooda, Ishan Porel, Ravi Bishnoi, Chris Jordan, Prabhsimran Singh

Released Players: Glenn Maxwell, Sheldon Cottrell, Mujeeb Zadran, Hardus Viljoen, James Neesham, Krishnappa Gowtham, Karun Nair, Jagadeesha Suchith, Tejinder Singh Dhillon

Available Purse Value: ₹53.20 Crore

Here is the list of players they bought during the auction:

#1 Dawid Malan – ₹1.5 Crores

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Dawid Malan

Punjab Kings managed to steal the no.1 T20I batsman, Dawid Malan for just ₹1.5 Crores during the auction. He will be expected to make his debut in the cash-rich league this season.’

#2 Jhye Richardson – ₹14 crores

Jhye Richardson

The cunning fast bowler from Australia, Jhye Richardson was bought for as many as ₹14 crores by the new transformed PBKS. He can be a lethal option for them along with Mohammed Shami

#3 Shahrukh Khan – ₹5.25 crores

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Shahrukh Khan

The Tamil Nadu batsman, Shahrukh Khan, who played a crucial role in his team winning the Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy earlier this year, was bought for a whopping price of ₹5.25 crores by Punjab Kings.

#4 – Riley Meredith – ₹8 Crores

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Riley Meredith

Australia’s Riley Meredith sparked a bidding war between Punjab and Delhi. Eventually, PBKS won it and bought pacer for ₹8 Crore! IKt will be his maiden IPL season.

#5 – Moises Henriques – ₹4.2 Crores

Moises Henriques
Moises Henriques

The veteran Australian all-rounder, Moises Henriques managed to attract bids from Punjab and RCB. He was eventually bought by Punjab for ₹4.2 Crores.

#6 – Fabien Allen – ₹75 Lakhs

Fabian Allen

The highly-rated all-rounder from West Indies, Fabian Allen was bought by PBKS for just ₹75 lakhs.

#7 – Jalaj Saxena – ₹30 Lakhs

Jalaj Saxena was bought by Punjab at ₹30 lakhs.

#8 – Utkarsh Singh – ₹20 Lakhs

Utkarsh Singh was bought by Punjab for ₹20 lakhs.

#9 – Saurabh Kumar – ₹20 Lakhs

Saurabh Kumar was bought by Punjab for ₹20 lakhs.