Kings Xi Punjab (KXIP) is a professional T20 cricket team that competes in Indian Premier League since it’s inception in 2008. The franchise represents Indian state Punjab in the tournament. Kings XI Punjab is jointly co-owned by bollywood actress Preity Zinta, Wadia Group scion Ness Wadia, Dabur’s Mohit Burman and Karan Paul. Mohali’s PCA stadium is the official home ground for KXIP in IPL.
Kings 11 Punjab have been one of the most popular teams in the event though team is still looking for their maiden Indian Premier League trophy. The best season for franchise in the tournament so far was in 2014 when team succeed to reach in the final but lost it to Kolkata Knight Riders. George Bailey was the skipper in 2014 IPL edition.
Kings XI Punjab Performance Year Wise
|Year||Result / Place|
|2008||Semi-Finalists (3rd Place)|
|2009||Group Stage (5th Place)|
|2010||Group Stage (8th Place)|
|2011||Group Stage (5th Place)|
|2012||Group Stage (6th Place)|
|2013||Group Stage (6th Place)|
|2014||Runner-up (2nd Place)|
|2015||Group Stage (8th Place)|
|2016||Group Stage (8th Place)|
Kings XI Punjab played one and only edition of Champions League Twenty20 in 2014 when team was runner-up in that year’s IPL.
Note: Champions League Twenty20 doesn’t exist anymore after 2014 as tournament was defunct from 2015.
KXIP Squad 2017
Kings XI Punjab bought their first player of 2017 IPL auction and purchased England ODI captain Eoin Morgan for 2 crore INR. Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell was appointed skipper of Kings XI Punjab.
|David Miller||South Africa||Batsman|
|Glenn Maxwell (Captain)||Australia||All-rounder|
|Hashim Amla||South Africa||Batsman|
|Shardul Narendra Thakur||India||All-rounder|
|Nikhil Shankar Naik||India||Wicket-keeper|
|Gurkeerat Singh Mann||India||Bowler|
|Matt Henry||New Zealand||Bowler|
|Martin Guptill||New Zealand||Batsman|
|Darren Sammy||West Indies||All-rounder|
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