Punjab will retain these 4 players instead of Shikhar Dhawan, Preity Zinta has made up her mind

IPL 2025: Punjab Kings' journey in the 17th season of the Indian Premier League was very disappointing. PBKS started the season with a win but after that, like every time, there were ups and downs in the performance of Preity Zinta's team. Shikhar Dhawan did not play the remaining matches due to injury in the middle of the season (PBKS Retain These Players). In such a situation, Sam Curran took over the captaincy. But even after changing the captain, Punjab's team was able to win only five out of 14 matches.

Let us tell you that a mega auction is going to be held for the next season. In which according to the current rules, a team can retain only four players. Because Shikhar Dhawan has hinted at retirement (PBKS Retain These Players), the situation is not clear about his future. Due to this, many situations in Punjab are possible to change. So let's know about those four players on whom Punjab Kings can play a bet of retention in IPL 2025.

1. Sam Curran:

Shikhar Dhawan played only 5 matches in IPL 2024. After this, Sam Curran was given the captaincy of the team. However, even after Karan became the captain, Punjab was able to register only three wins in 9 matches (PBKS Retain These Players). But he is a young captain and PBKS will definitely be looking at him as a future captain. If we look at personal performance, Karan has scored 270 runs in 13 matches in IPL 2024 as well as taken 16 wickets (PBKS Retain These Players). The experience of captaincy in 2024 can definitely help Karan in the next season (IPL 2025). Karan currently charges Rs 18.5 crore for playing in a season.

2. Arshdeep Singh :

Arshdeep Singh joined the Punjab Kings team in 2019 (PBKS Retain These Players) and has always played for this team in the IPL. It is fair to say that Arshdeep has now become the star bowler of PBKS. This season, he took 19 wickets in 14 matches and was the second-highest wicket-taker for the team. He is a left-arm fast bowler who swings the new ball lethally and can bowl accurate (PBKS Retain These Players) yorkers in the death overs. In such a situation, Punjab (IPL 2025) would like to retain him at any cost. At the same time, everyone has been impressed by his bowling in the T20 World Cup. Arshdeep currently charges Rs 4 crore for playing one season.

3. Shashank Singh :

Shashank Singh's story in the Indian Premier League (PBKS Retain These Players) has been interesting. PBKS had bid on Shashank in the 2023 auction, mistaking him for another young player. Who would have thought that this same player, bought by mistake in 2024, would be making a lot of noise. Shashank became a hero with his unbeaten innings of 61 runs in 29 balls against Gujarat Titans in IPL 2024.

After that, Shashank's (PBKS Retain These Players) bat performed so well that he emerged as the new star of Punjab. Shashank has form and by coming up in the top order, he can prove to be a profitable deal for Punjab. Shashank currently gets Rs 20 lakh for playing one season. This amount may increase in the upcoming season IPL 2024 (IPL 2025).

4. Jitesh Sharma :

Jitesh Sharma has been playing for Punjab Kings since 2022 and has become the main wicketkeeper batsman of the team. Because of him, Jonny Bairstow enters the field as a regular fielder (PBKS Retain These Players). However, Jitesh could not perform well in the last season. But being young, there is no dearth of talent in him (PBKS Retain These Players), so he can prove to be the star of Punjab. Not only this, Jitesh has been the vice-captain of PBKS in 2024. Jitesh can also get a place in IPL 2025.

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