Live Score KXIP 2018 team, Probable Playing 11, Captain, Squad, Schedule, News

LIVE SCORE KXIP TEAM 2018, KXIP PROBABLE 11, KINGS XI PUNJAB TEAM 2018, KXIP NEWS 2018, KXIP SCHEDULE 2018, KXIP SQUAD

Apart from the 1st and 7th IPL season, Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) have rarely performed to their potential and have posed minimum threat to the other teams in the Indian Premier League. However, after a very successful auction round, the Punjab outfit should be confident of going all the way in the upcoming IPL 2018 season. And we will make sure that when they do, you get all the KXIP News 2018 and more, including; Live Score KXIP 2018 Team, KXIP Playing 11 or KXIP Probable 11, KXIP squad, KXIP captain, the Kings XI Punjab Team 2018, and even info about KXIP schedule 2018 and Kings XI Punjab Jersey for Indian Premier League 11.

KXIP Probable 11 | Playing 11 for IPL 2018

Kings XI Punjab team 2018 were pretty smart in their purchases in the IPL 2018 auction. Apart from getting Yuvraj Singh back to the franchise, Kings Xi Punjab team 2018 also managed to add the West Indian mega-star Chris Gayle into KXIP Probable 11, if not KXIP Playing 11. And it excites one to think about the moment, when these two power-hitters would return in IPL 2018, donning the Kings XI Punjab jersey. The team is littered with talented players from top to bottom and looks to have the perfect mix of experience and youth in KXIP squad, which is certain to make for some exciting KXIP News 2018. In fact, the Kings XI Punjab team 2018 strategy was to accumulate more youth in their Playing 11 and Probable 11.

The KXIP Probable 11 or Playing 11 will most likely feature the players mentioned below. While Ravichandran Ashwin, the captain, is an integral part of the KXIP Playing 11, YUvraj Singh too would make the KXIP playing 11. There is Chris Gayle in the Kings XI Punjab team 2018 as well, but due to a slight decline in his last IPL performance, the West Indies cricketer slips out of the KXIP Playing 11 or KXIP Probable 11.

Aaron Finch, KL Rahul, Karun Nair, Yuvraj Singh, Marcus Stoinis, David Miller, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Andrew Tye, Mohit Sharma and Barinder Sran.

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Kings XI Punjab team 2018, Openers: Aaron Finch, KL Rahul

With around 3-4 players capable of opening the innings, Kings XI Punjab team 2018 will need to make a couple of tough choices at the start of the tournament. Chris Gayle who was unsold twice in the auction might need to sit out in order to make way for Aaron Finch and KL Rahul, who are set to don the Kings XI Punjab Jersey in Indian Premier League 11.

Kings XI Punjab team 2018 will be Finch’s 7th team in the IPL but the Australian has hardly ever allowed the change in his employers to affect his batting on the pitch. If he does get the captaincy nod, he will have to be on top of his game to give Kings XI Punjab team 2018 the perfect start.

Rahul, on the other hand, is quickly making a name for himself in the cricketing world. He has had a fantastic 2017 and will be itching to get going for his new team, in the new Kings XI Punjab jersey. Both these batsmen will know that any inconsistency from their side could open the door for the mighty Chris Gayle.

Kings XI Punjab, Middle Batting Order for IPL 2018: Karun Nair, Marcus Stoinis, Yuvraj Singh, Axar Patel

The middle-order for Kings XI Punjab team 2018 will be a mix of experience and youth. In Karun Nair and Marcus StoinisPunjab have two very talented youngsters who can accelerate at a high rate, giving the team those extra 20-30 runs during the final few overs of the innings. While these two will be filling up major of the KXIP News 2018 quota, in between these two players will be Yuvraj Singh, who is yet to fulfil his potential in the Indian Premier League. However, now that he is back to where he started from, one can expect him to produce performances that enter the newspapers of the next day as KXIP News 2018.

Marcus Stoinis and Axar Patel will fill the all-rounder’s role in the team. The former has been in brilliant in the ongoing Big Bash League and will play a very crucial part in the success Kings XI achieve this season.

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Kings XI Punjab Bowlers for IPL 2018 – Ravichandran Ashwin, Andrew Tye, Barinder Sran, Mohit Sharma

Ravichandran Ashwin was probably the smartest buy by Kings XI Punjab team 2018 in the 2018 IPL auction. The off-spinner will be itching to wear the Kings XI Punjab jersey after spending 8 seasons with the Chennai Super Kings, where he enjoyed a lot of success. The main wicket-taker from Punjab will be the Australian pacer Andrew Tye, who has taken a bucket load of wickets in the ongoing Big Bash League 7. Tye will be assisted by Indian duo of Barinder Sran and Mohit Sharma, both of whom have done well in the past seasons and have some quality IPL experience to utilize during difficult match situations.

KXIP Captain for IPL 2018 – Ravichandran Ashwin

KXIP 2018 team have decided that Ravichandran Ashwin to wear the Kings XI Punjab team 2018 captain’s cap and Kings XI Punjab jersey. Having left Chennai Super Kings, Ashwin will be eager to do well as the KXIP captain and show the management what made him so lethal in the previous seasons.

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) Coach for IPL 2018 – Brad Hodge

While Virender Sehwag will look after all the cricketing operations and strategies, the main coaches role will be taken up by Brad Hodge. The 43-year-old is currently playing in the Big Bash League for the Melbourne Renegades but is expected to arrive in India very soon to take over the job and prepare for the upcoming IPL season in the KXIP Playing 11
With Sehwag staying close to the Kings XI Punjab team 2018 management, Hodge will have an able ally to rely on whenever the situation becomes a little tough. He will need to understand the capabilities of his players, especially the Indian youngsters in order to bring the best out of his team.

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Kings XI Punjab Schedule for IPL 2018

Kings XI Punjab Schedule will have 14 IPL 2018 matches, spread from April 8 to May 20;

Date Teams Time (IST) Venue
April 8 DD vs KXIP 4:00 PM Feroz Shah Kotla Ground, Delhi
April 13 RCB vs KXIP 8:00 PM M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
April 15 KXIP vs CSK 8:00 PM Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore
April 19 KXIP vs SRH 8:00 PM Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore
April 21 KKR vs KXIP 4:00 PM Eden Gardens, Kolkata
April 23 KXIP vs DD 8:00 PM Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore
April 26 SRH vs KXIP 8:00 PM Rajiv Gandhi Intl. Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad
May 4 KXIP vs MI 8:00 PM IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali
May 6 KXIP vs RR 8:00 PM IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali
May 8 RR vs KXIP 8:00 PM Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
May 12 KXIP vs KKR 4:00 PM IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali
May 14 KXIP vs RCB 8:00 PM IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali
May 16 MI vs KXIP 8:00 PM Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
May 20 CSK vs KXIP 8:00 PM M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

Key Players for IPL 2018 in KXIP squad: Aaron Finch, Andrew Tye, KL Rahul

Aaron Finch – KXIP 2018 team will become Finch’s 7th IPL franchise after starting his IPL journey with Rajasthan Royals in 2010. The 32-year-old has been in prolific form recently, which is why he could be one of the most important players for Punjab in the upcoming season. The opener has scored over 1600 IPL runs including 13 half-centuries.
Andrew Tye – The auction was just reaching it’s peak when Andrew Tye was busy dismantling the English batting lineup in the 5th ODI between Australia and England in Perth. The 31-year-old is lethal with his special knuckleball and is capable of breaking partnerships at regular intervals and will be a great addition to the KXIP squad. He could very well turn out to be the bowler to watch out for in the 11th season.
KL Rahul – Given Rahul’s ability to accelerate at the top of the order, it wasn’t surprising to see Kings XI Punjab spend a whopping INR 11 crore on the opener. Having missed the whole of last season, KL Rahul will be itching to get back on the field with his new team in order to replicate the from the 2016 season, where he smashed 397 runs at an average of 44.11.