The IPL Mega auction is around the corner. Fans are waiting to see which players their teams are getting for upcoming seasons. The Punjab franchise is going in the auction with the biggest purse. There is a possibility of this team buying top players available from the auction pool. Punjab has never won the IPL trophy. The worst thing is not qualifying for playoffs from the 2014 season. Punjab has retained just two players and will be looking to buy the whole squad. With many top local and overseas stars present in the auction, they’ll try to fetch big names from the list.
1. David Warner
Warner is an explosive left-hand batter who has phenomenal IPL records. If you pick out the record book, you’ll find Warner’s name right at the top. The Punjab franchise is looking for a Skipper, especially after the departure of Kl Rahul from the team. Warner can be a perfect replacement. He has similarities to Rahul as both are openers and captaincy material.
2. Shreyas Iyer
A lot of star Indian players have registered themselves in the auction. Punjab with a good amount of money in a purse, will try to grab as many as possible. Shreyas is among the big names this time. Punjab can go up to high price to get Shreyas in their team.
3. Kagiso Rabada
Rabada is a star cricketer of modern cricket. He is among those rarest bowlers who dominated the batters in all three formats. Delhi has released Rabada this season and, this will be a perfect opportunity for Punjab to get a high reputation bowler into their side.
4. Yuzi Chahal
Chahal has a great record in the IPL book. He currently comes among the most brilliant bowlers list. Chahal served RCB for seven years, and now he’s rooting for another team. Punjab would like to have a quality Indian spinner in their side.
5. Ben Stokes
Stokes is another big name in next year’s auction. If you check out his records of the last three years, you’ll know how impactful this player can be for a team. The Punjab kings will try their best to buy an all-rounder of a top-level who gives you the option of three departments.
6. Deepak Chahar
Deepak Chahar is a consistent player of the shortest format. He brings an immense amount of dynamism to the team. Chahar with an ability to give regular breakthroughs in powerplay, can attract the Punjab franchise. He can make a solid combination with Akshdeep.
7. Aiden Markram
Markram is a new sensation of the shortest format. He is currently sitting at no. 3 in batters ranking. He made his IPL debut with Punjab. The Punjab franchise has seen the talent of Markram. And this franchise would love to get him back in the auction.
8. Shahrukh Khan
Shahrukh Khan is a rising star in cricket. He has proved himself in domestic cricket. This Right-handed batter can play big shots coming down the order. Khan started his IPL career with Punjab itself, and this franchise has set a target to get him back at any cost.
9. Ishan Kishan
Ishan Kishan is pocket dynamite. This left-handed wicket-keeper batter can smash any bowler on a given day. Ishan was part of IPL’s most successful team Mumbai. However, he will be a part of a new team this time. Punjab is looking for a dynamic wicketkeeper-batter and they can’t get a better option than Ishan.
10. Harshal Patel
Harshal Patel had a career-changing IPL season this year. The RCB franchise traded him. From Delhi. Patel didn’t let down this decision and went to take 32 wickets. This purple can winner is definitely targeted by various teams. Punjab, with the most money in a bag, grabs him in the auction.