The 16th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 is scheduled to begin on March 31. Punjab Kings (PBKS) will be eager to clinch their first title, as they have been unable to do so in the past despite having the firepower to do so.
PBKS had a tournament to forget in 2022, playing 14 matches, they managed to win seven and lose just as many. They finished sixth on the points table with 14 points. They will look to improve in the upcoming season with some newly acquired players. Let us have a look at three players to watch out for from PBKS.
Skipper Shikhar Dhawan has been one of the most fabulous batters in the history of the IPL. In 206 matches, he has notched up 6244 runs, and his performances could be key in changing Punjab Kings’ fortunes. Given that Dhawan will be at the helm of things, PBKS could have a really good chance of going far in the tournament in the upcoming season.
Indian pacer Arshdeep Singh burst onto the scene in the IPL, which saw him earn a spot in the Indian team. The left-arm pacer impressed with his performances in the national team, and he will look to continue that form in the upcoming IPL season. The 24-year-old has played 37 IPL matches and taken 40 wickets, his performances could be integral for PBKS in the 2023 IPL season.
English all-rounder Sam Curran is also one player who could make a massive impact for PBKS. The 24-year-old has played 32 IPL games so far and has scored 337 runs. He has also taken 32 wickets to further bolster his stats. Curran could prove to be a key player for PBKS if he manages to perform to his potential.