2014 Indian Premier League runner-up Kings XI Punjab will be searching their first IPL trophy in the 9th edition of championship beginning from Saturday. David Miller is appointed as the skipper of KXIP for IPL 2016 season. Kings to play their opening match of tournament against Gujarat Lions on 11 April.
There are some fantastic players in the Kings XI Punjab’s squad for 2016 Vivo IPL. Let’s have a look at the expected playing XI for Punjab in this year’s event.
The top order of KXIP has got some good power hitting batsmen in the line-up. Murali Vijay and Manan Vohra are expected to open for team as they have done in previous seasons. Shaun Marsh may also came to open at the top with Vijay. So top three batsmen for Kings 11 Punjab will be these 3 batsmen.
Captain David Miller and Australia’s destructive batsman Glenn Maxwell to play in the middle overs and are expected to bat at 4 and 5 positions for KXIP. Wicket-keeper batsman Wriddhiman Saha will be playing at the lower orders.
South Africa’s Kyle Abbott and India’s Mohit Sharma are the key fast bowling options in the team and are expected to bowl at the top and last overs in the innings. Akshar Patel will be a crucial spin bowling option for Kings 11 Punjab in the ninth season of Indian Premier League. Rishi Dhawan and Gurkeerat Singh Mann will also be handy bowlers for skipper David Miller in the event.
Kings XI Punjab Playing 11
- David Miller (Captain)
- Murali Vijay
- Shaun Marsh
- Manan Vohra
- Glenn Maxwell
- Wriddhiman Saha
- Akshar Patel
- Kyle Abbott
- Rishi Dhawan
- Gurkeerat Singh Mann
- Mohit Sharma
What do you think about Kings 11 Punjab’s chances and predictions for 2016 Indian Premier League? Will KXIP win their maiden IPL trophy?