A number of national and international stars would be hoping to find a buyer in the much anticipated IPL 2021 Auction on February 18. While a few teams have decided to stay with more or less the same set of players, Punjab Kings have decided to remodel the team after releasing many international stars.
Preity Zinta, the co-owner of the Punjab Kings franchise, on Wednesday tweeted that she had landed in Chennai and was looking forward to the auction event. The actress asked her fans to suggest the players they want to see in the Punjab Kings jersey and Twitter users came up with a plethora of options.
Some suggested that the team needs to add more overseas impact players like Kyle Jamieson and Jhye Richardson whereas some still felt that the team should go after Glenn Maxwell once again.
Punjab are looking to completely remodel the team's look and they have started by changing the team's name to Punjab Kings. With a massive purse of Rs 53.2 crore, the franchise would be looking to cover as many shortcomings as they can.
The team decided to let Glenn Maxwell, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Sheldon Cotrell, Hardus Viljoen, Jimmy Neesham and 4 Indian players go with the aim of building a new team around the retained players like K.L Rahul, Mayank Agarwal and Nicholas Pooran.
It would be interesting to see which names the Kings go after. With a massive purse at their disposal, the team should take home some real impact players.IPL 2021 Auction: From Steve Smith to Shakib Al Hasan, big names who may start a bidding war