IPL 2023: Predicting starting XI of Punjab Kings (PBKS) for the season

    PBKS are yet to qualify for playoffs since playing final in 2014.

    All-Rounders: Liam Livingstone, Rishi Dhawan, Sam Curran

    Liam Livingstone
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    It wouldn’t be wrong to say that Liam Livingstone can fit into any side in the world. His ability to score runs at any position makes him a valuable option. In IPL 2022, he smashed 437 runs in 14 games, averaging 36.42 and maintaining unbelievable strike-rate of 182.08. Apart from batting, he also picked up six wickets in the season.

    Rishi Dhawan is a consistent performer in the domestic arena. Unfortunately, he didn’t get enough games last season to prove himself in the league. However, the management would like to give him a prominent role in the side. He has the ability to score quick runs down the order and also provide important breakthroughs.

    Punjab Kings broke their bank to sign English all-rounder Sam Curran at the mini-auction. They signed his services for whopping INR 18.5 crore, which is the highest ever for anyone. Reason being, his extra-ordinary performance in the league. He missed last season but is all set to do exploits this time.