KINGS XI PUNJAB ROSTER 2018, KINGS XI PUNJAB TEAM LIST 2018, KXIP IN IPL 2018, KINGS XI PUNJAB OWNER, IPL 2018 KXIP TEAM, KINGS XI PUNJAB TEAM LIST
After a superb start to the IPL era, Kings XI Punjab somehow lost their way and even though they had great players always in their team, they struggled to get the whole squad performing something which came to bite them at crucial stages of the tournament over the years. The team has always believed in giving opportunities to the young players, however after 10 years without an IPL trophy win, the Kings XI Punjab owner decided to change their IPL auction strategy and focus on getting some of the worlds biggest T20 stars in their team. Kings XI Punjab roster2018consists of Indian superstars Yuvraj Singh, KL Rahul, Mohit Sharma and Axar Patel to name a few. The KXIP in IPL 2018 also some of the most lethal foreign batsmen to have graced the IPL. Chris Gayle will be part of the Kings XI Punjab team list after he was purchased in the 3rd time of asking, Aaron Finch, David Miller and Andrew Tye will also be joining the opener in the team’s quest to their maiden title.
Kings XI Punjab owner have also made a bold choice in selecting Indian off-spinner Ravi Ashwin as their captain for the 11th season of IPL. Virender Sehwag, who will be mentoring the team in IPL 11 believes that bowlers can be very good captains for their teams like Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis and Kapil Dev. KXIP in IPL 2018 will have a great chance of mounting a proper title challenge this year following a great round of auction in January.
Kings XI Punjab Roster 2018, Kings XI Punjab Team 2018
Kings XI Punjab team list 2018 is probably the strongest in this year’s tournament. The Kings XI Punjab roster 2018 consists of some big power hitters including the West Indian star batsman Chris Gayle. The Kings XI Punjab owner also have the option choosing from players like Aaron Finch, KL Rahul and Yuvraj Singh. Yuvraj, in particular, is making an emotional return to the franchise where it all started for him. This might be Yuvraj’s last IPL team before he retires from the game for good.
The Kings XI Punjab owner will be particularly pleased to have used the right to match card for quality T20 players like Marcus Stoinis, Mohit Sharma and David Miller. They also have Andrew Tye in their bowling line-up, the Australian seamer has been in fantastic form for over a year now and it was not surprising to see a lot of teams going for him when his name was announced in the auction but in the end, Tye joined the Kings XI Punjab roster 2018.
Here is the complete Kings XI Punjab team list 2018
Kings XI Punjab roster 2018 also includes some very talented Indian batsmen who are still finding their feat at the international level. IPL 2018 will be a great opportunity for players like KL Rahul, Karun Nair and Mayank Agarwal to really blossom into world-class talent. For players like Mohit Sharma, Manoj Tiwary and Barinder Sran, IPL 2018 will provide an excellent opportunity for these players to shine in the eyes of the Indian selectors. However, there is no denying the fact that most of the pressure will be felt by former KXIP icon Yuvraj Singh and first-time IPL captain Ravi Ashwin. Kings XI Punjab team list 2018 has a lot of big-name players who are capable of changing the game on their own, however, the difficult task for Ashwin will be adjusting all these superstars in his playing 11.
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KXIP in IPL 2018 – Foreign Players
Kings XI Punjab roster 2018 will also see T20 great Chris Gayle representing the franchise after a hugely successful spell at RCB especially in partnership with Kohli and AB de Villiers. Kings XI Punjab team list will also feature Australian seamer Andrew Tye, who is currently regarded as the best T20 seamer in the world. Tye has an exceptional quality to stop the flow of runs in the death overs and he is definitely an X-Factor in that Kings XI Punjab Roster 2018. In Marcus Stoinis KXIP have a very solid all-rounder in their team, who is capable of bowling 2-3 overs and smashing some deliveries over the boundary line on frequent occasions.
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Kings XI Punjab Owner
Kings XI Punjab are one of the 8 original franchise of Indian Premier League. On 20th February, the Punjab team was bought by a group of consisting of Dabur group’s Mohit Burman (46%), the Wadia group’s Ness Wadia (23%), Preity Zinta (23%), and Saptarshi Dey of the Dey & Dey Group (minor stake) for $76 million. The Kings XI Punjab outfit has been under the control the same Kings XI Punjab owner for the past 10 years, however, the franchise was suspended in 2010 for their involvement in the controversy surrounding Lalit Modi.
The Kings XI Punjab owner decided to file a court case against the BCCI, who they felt terminated their contract in order to receive more lucrative bids the next time the team is sold. With the involvement of the High Court, the franchise was quickly reinstated.
Kings XI Punjab will start their campaign on 8th April when they take on Delhi Daredevils at the IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali. The Kings XI Punjab owners spent a hefty sum in the January auction in order to give their team the best possible chance to lift their maiden IPL Trophy and looking at the Kings XI Punjab Roster 2018, you see match-winners littered all over the squad, something that will benefit the team in crisis situation especially.
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