The IPL 2024 auction has been scheduled for next month. Prior to the prestigious event, every franchise is getting its retention lists ready. IPL 2023 proved to be another bad season for Punjab Kings (Pas they were unable to make it to the playoffs once more.
Punjab Kings finished in eighth place in the standings after winning six of their fourteen games.There are certain players that might be dropped from the roster due to their poor performances in the team performed the previous season.
3 players that Punjab Kings can release ahead of IPL Auctions 2024
3) Matthew Short
The Punjab Kings recruited Matthew Short during the previous season. In a couple of games, he additionally began the innings. The Australian batter, though, was unable to deliver solid blows with the bat. He only scored 117 runs, average in the 20s, in 6 games.
His highest score was 36 runs. The squad dropped him after he continued to perform poorly in several games. Therefore, he may be let go before the upcoming season. Being an overseas player, the franchise would look to buy a better player than Short next month.
2) Shahrukh Khan
The all-rounder who has been part of the Punjab Kings for the last few seasons has been Shahrukh Khan. He completely failed to fire with the bat in the last edition, amassing just 156 runs across 13 games.
The middle-order batter scored a good knock of 41 runs in one game but failed to come up with good shows in other matches. He also did not bowl any overs during the tournament. Punjab Kings might look for a powerful all-rounder ahead of Shahrukh Khan for the next season and as a result, he can be released from the squad.
1) Rahul Chahar
The promising spinner for India, may not be considered for a spot in the team right now. Rahul Chahar has become an essential part of every team he has performed for in recent years. He felt pressured to provide his all in every Punjab Kings game the previous season.
The team’s first-choice spinner has delivered poor performances with just eight wickets in fourteen games. His subpar economy of 8 and low average of 47 may not be in his benefit. Punjab Kings may decide to take a different approach and add a second main spinner to the squad.