Team Preview and Player List of Kings XI Punjab in IPL 2018

In this post, we are going to share all the information about the Indian Premier League Cricket T20 Team Kings XI Punjab in the upcoming IPL 2018 Tournament.

Time for the Underdogs KXIP to Rise Again

IPL 2018: Kings XI Punjab Team Preview and Player List

IPL 2018: Kings XI Punjab Team Preview and Player List

Forever the underdogs of the upcoming IPL 2018 Tournament have never fallen short of providing massive entertainment to the fans. Much like upcoming IPL 2018 Tournament and upcoming IPL 2018 Tournament, this Punjab-based team too has never won the title. While the other teams have gotten close to the title, what separates upcoming IPL 2018 Tournament from the other two – a rather unpleasant fact – is that it is the only team which has never been a big favorite to win the title.

It doesn’t mean they were never hopeful enough. They were eagerly looking forward to their chances after finishing as a semi-finalist in the inaugural season in 2008. So were a lot of fans, in the hopes that in 2009, the big trophy will make its way to Mohali.

Things didn’t go as planned. Throughout IPL 2009, they were just around the edge. They would make their way in and out of the top 4 constantly. And when the business end of the tournament arrived, they were just pushed out of that edge by the Chennai Super Kings.

In 2010, a year after just failing to qualify for the semi-finals, the KXIP finished at the last position. When things don’t go your way, desperation creeps in. For a side which was looking to be the Champions just a year before, the last spot finish means rock bottom.

Since 2010, they have only managed to finish in the top 4 of the points table just once. In 2014, as George Bailey took over as Captain of the side, Kings XI Punjab went on to make the Final. This was one saving grace for the Punjab-based team – they would no more be called the minnows who never made the Finals.

When it comes to KXIP, disaster is never far away. In the following two seasons, they finished at the last position back to back. A last-spot finish is like a scar which teams don’t want to carry even for one season; the Punjab based franchise now had three.

What these performances have done though, is create an underdog image for the team and give them something to build on. Nobody expects them to win the title. If they keep their heads low and slowly move forward, they will enable themselves to go deep.

Which is the home Stadium of Kings XI Punjab?

IS Bindra Stadium will be the home venue for KXIP in IPL 2018. IS Bindra Stadium is located in Mohali, Punjab. It is commonly referred to as Mohali Stadium.

Who is the Official Coach of Kings XI Punjab in IPL 2018

Virender Sehwag is the official coach of Kings XI Punjab  in IPL 2018.

 

Main Headline Players in Kings XI Punjab in IPL 2018

 

Ravichandran Ashwin has been chosen as the Captain of the Kings XI Punjab in IPL 2018. Ashwin, who had been a strong force for the Chennai Super Kings in the past, will now be bestowed with the tough task of rejuvenating the Kings XI. He was priced at Rs. 7.6 crores, quite low as compared to many others this season.

David Miller had always been a huge blessing for the Kings XI Punjab. Due to his exploits, Kings XI Punjab has had the chance to entertain the public on numerous occasions, especially against the top sides of IPL. He gets priced at Rs. 3 crores, and at that price, is indeed a great buy.

Chris Gayle is probably the most devastating batsman across all the versions of T20 leagues. His multiple hundreds in the IPL is a testament to his legacy, including the unforgettable 175 he smashed against the Pune Warriors for the Royal Challengers Bangalore. Gayle is priced at Rs. 2 crores. If he strikes, it will be a massively productive buy for the KXIP.

Yuvraj Singh will appear yet again representing his original side in IPL. Yuvraj has been a boon for the Indian National Cricket team throughout his career. His presence will attract numerous followers to KXIP at all venues across India. If he can show his form with the bat and the ball, there will be even more reasons for crowds and fans to be happy. Priced at a mere Rs. 2 crores, if Yuvraj can make it big, it could prove to be the shot in the arm that KXIP so desperately needs.

 

 

List of all players bought by Kings XI Punjab at IPL 2018 Auction

 

Player Country Price Specialization
Lokesh Rahul India 11 crores Wicket Keeper
Ravichandran Ashwin India 7.6 crores Bowler
Andrew Tye Australia 7.2 crores Bowler
Axar Patel India 6.75 crores All-rounder
Aaron Finch Australia 6.2 crores Batsman
Marcus Stoinis Australia 6.2 crores All-rounder
Karun Nair India 5.6 crores Batsman
Mujeeb Ur Rahman Afghanistan 4 crores Bowler
David Miller South Africa 3 crores Batsman
Barinder Sran India 3 crores Bowler
Mohit Sharma India 2.4 crores Bowler
Ankit Rajpoot India 2.2 crores Bowler
Chris Gayle West Indies 2 crores Batsman
Yuvraj Singh India 2 crores All-rounder
Ben Dwarshuis Australia 1.4 crores Bowler
Mayank Agarwal India 1 crore Batsman
Manoj Tiwary India 1 crore Batsman
Akshdeep Nath India 1 crore Batsman
Pradeep Sahu India 20 lakhs All-rounder
Mayank Dagar India 20 lakhs All-rounder
Manzoor Dar India 20 lakhs All-rounder