Harshal Patel, who was released by RCB ahead of the auction, remains a sought after player as Punjab Kings acquire his services for Rs 11.75 crore at the IPL Players Auction 2024. PBKS also swooped England all-rounder Chris Woakes for Rs 4.2 crore. Apart from Harshal and Woakes, PBKS mainly roped in uncapped Indian players for their respective base prices. However, PBKS reserved their best for the accelerator round, splashing Rs 8 crore on South Africa batter Rilee Rossouw. The player was released by DC ahead of the auction.

Full list of players bought by PBKS:

1. Harshal Patel (Rs 11.75 crore)

2. Chris Woakes (Rs 4.2 crore)

3. Ashutosh Sharma (Rs 20 lakh)

4. Vishwanath Pratap Singh (Rs 20 lakh)

5. Shashank Singh (Rs 20 lakh)

6. Tanay Thyagarajan (Rs 20 lakh)

7. Prince Choudhary (Rs 20 lakh)

8. Rilee Rossouw (Rs 8 crore)

Players retained:Shikhar Dhawan, Jitesh Sharma, Jonny Bairstow, Prabhsimran Singh, Liam Livingstone, Matthew Short, Harpreet Bhatia, Atharva Taide, Rishi Dhawan, Sam Curran, Sikandar Raza, Shivam Singh, Harpreet Brar, Arshdeep Singh, Kagiso Rabada, Nathan Ellis, Rahul Chahar, Gurnoor Brar, Vidwath Kaverappa.

Players released: Shahrukh Khan, Raj Bawa, Baltej Dhanda, Mohit Rathee, Bhanuka Rajapaksa

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