Mohit Burman, Preity Zinta, Ness Wadia and Karan Paul are the joint PBKS owner for the 2023 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Punjab Kings (PBKS) is one of the teams, which is yet to win the coveted IPL title.
They have had players like David Miller, Yuvraj Singh, Brett Lee and many others over the years. But the team has just not been able to deliver. 2014 was their best season when they advanced to the final of the tournament where they lost to Gautam Gambhir’s Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).
Wriddhiman Saha scored a hundred for them, but Manish Pandey’s knock in KKR’s run-chase overshadowed it. The team has underperformed to the extent that they have not reached the playoffs since playing in the final ten years back against the Knights.
They named David Warner, Ravi Ashwin, Shikhar Dhawan and Mayank Agarwal as their captains, but none of them were able to turn the fortunes of the team. Dhawan, however, remains the skipper of the team although the Punjab-based franchise failed to make their way through to the playoffs even last time around.
However, one of their big positives from last season was Prabhsimran Singh, who took the team off to flying starts on several instances. The youngster also scored a hundred against the Delhi Capitals at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi.
The decision to bring in Sikandar Raza also paid rich dividends as he delivered with both bat and ball. Having won 14 Player of the Match awards in T20Is over the last 18 months, the Zimbabwean cricketer is in the form of his life.
Before the auction, the Kings released seven of their players, including Baltej Dhanda, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Gurnoor Singh Brar, Matthew Short, Mohit Rathee, Raj Angad Bawa and Shahrukh Khan.
Arshdeep Singh and Rahul Chahar remain as two of their main Indian cricketers. Arshdeep will be high on confidence after picking up his maiden five-wicket haul in ODIs against South Africa at the New Wanderers Stadium. Chahar also had a decent campaign in the Vijay Hazare Trophy recently.
Jonny Bairstow would be raring to step out on for the Kings after he missed out last season due to an injury. He has Sam Curran and Liam Livingstone for company among his English teammates.
Punjab Kings Owner | Team Details
|Mohit Burman, Preity Zinta, Ness Wadia and Karan Paul
|Fast Bowling Coach
|Spin bowling coach
|Team Manager and Scout
|Strength and Conditioning Coach
|Adrian Le Roux
|Head of Cricket Development
Who is the PBKS Owner in IPL 2024?
Mohit Burman, Preity Zinta, Ness Wadia and Karan Paul are the joint PBKS owners in the IPL. Back in 2008, Dabur Group’s Mohit Burman, Wadia Group’s Mohit Burman, Bollywood actress Preity Zinta and Saptarshi Dey of the Dey & Dey Group bought PBKS, then Kings XI Punjab.
Burman had the highest stake of 46 percent in the team while Wadia and Wadia and Zinta had 23 percent stakes. Saptarshi Dey had a minor stake. A total of $76 was spent to by the team.
Zinta has often been seen at the venues, especially the PCA Stadium in Mohali, cheering for her team from the stands. She has also been seen in moments of camaraderie with players of the team and has been a big supporter of the team.
Punjab Kings (PBKS) Team Brand Value
How Much Do Punjab Kings’ Owners Earn?
Punjab Kings do not have an overly high brand value mostly due to their limited success in the IPL. As per figures in GQ, Punjab have amongst the lowest brand valuations in the IPL at $925 million, translating to over INR 7 thousand crore. Since the first edition, the value of the Punjab team increased by 134 percent. In 2019, the franchise witnessed its biggest growth of 41.7 percent.
Punjab Kings Sponsors in IPL 2023
Title Sponsor: Ebix Cash
Principal Sponsors: BKT, Lotus Herbals, Jio, All Seasons, Dream 11, Hindware Italian
Official Partners: Tide, AVPL
Associate Partners: CAMPA, Munch, Amul Organic, B Natural, Orion Turtle Chips, Durbi Plywood, Lovable
Official Kit and Merchandise Partner: T10 Sports
Official Digital Collectibles Partner: Rario
Associate Partners: PAYTM Insider and PAYTM (Ticketing Partner), 92.7 Big FM (Official Radio Partner)
Fan Merchandise Partner: Fancode Shop. Arena, PLAY (R)
(Source: Punjab Kings)