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.
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)|
|2017||Group Stage (5th 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.
IPL 2018 Auction
Kings XI Punjab retained Akashar Patel before players auction that took place on 27 and 28 January 2018. Team bought some top class players like Gayle, KL Rahul, Ben Dwarshuis, Yuvraj, Manoj Tiwary in the auction. KXIP also used RTM card to retain David Miller in the squad.
KXIP 2018 Squad
KXIP has got firing batting lineup that includes Rahul, Gayle, Yuvraj, Miller and Nair who can really go after opposition bowlers.
|1.||KL Rahul||India||Wicket Keeper|
|4.||Chris Gayle||West Indies||Batsman|
|10.||David Miller||South Africa||Batsman|
|14.||Ankit Singh Rajpoot||England||Bowler|
|15.||Barinder Singh Sran||India||Bowler|
Australia’s Brad Hodge was appointed head coach of the Kings XI Punjab team for 2018 IPL T20.
|Kumar Sangakkara||Sri Lanka||2009|
|Mahela Jayawardene||Sri Lanka||2010|
|David Miller||South Africa||2016|
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