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 XI Punjab.
Kings XI Punjab logo

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)
2018 Group Stage (7th Place)
2019 Group Stage (6th Place)
2020 TBC


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.

Kings XI Punjab 2020 Squad, Players List

Kings XI Punjab retained total 9 players ahead of the Vivo IPL players auction in December 2018. KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Andrew Tye, David Miller, Ankit Rajpoot and Ravichandran Ashwin were retained by KXIP.

Interestingly Punjab released some of the top names like Yuvraj Singh, Aaron Finch and Mohit Sharma before heading into players auction. KXIP sold Marcus Stoinis to RCB and acquired Mandeep Singh for the 12th IPL season.

SR. No. Player Country Role
1. KL Rahul India Wicket-Keeper
2. Chris Gayle West Indies Batsman
3. Mandeep Singh India Batsman
4. Mayank Agarwal India Batsman
5. Mujeeb Ur Rahman Afghanistan Bowler
6. Andrew Tye Australia Bowler
7. David Miller South Africa Batsman
8. Ravichandran Ashwin India Bowler
9. Karun Nair India Batsman
10. Ankit Rajpoot India Bowler

Head Coaches

Australia’s Brad Hodge was appointed head coach of the Kings XI Punjab team for 2018 IPL T20. He signed contract for three years but in October 2018. KXIP removed him and appointed Mike Hesson as the head coach of team for Vivo IPL 2019.

Tom Moody Australia 2008-2010
Michael Bevan Australia 2011
Adam Gilchrist Australia 2012
Darren Lehmann Australia 2013
Sanjay Bangar India 2014-2016
Virender Sehwag India 2017
Brad Hodge Australia 2018
Mike Hesson New Zealand 2019


Yuvraj Singh India 2008
Kumar Sangakkara Sri Lanka 2009
Mahela Jayawardene Sri Lanka 2010
Adam Gilchrist Australia 2011-2012
David Hussey Australia 2012-2013
George Bailey Australia 2014-2015
David Miller South Africa 2016
Murali Vijay India 2016
Glenn Maxwell Australia 2017
Ravichandran Ashwin India 2018

Official Online Presence


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