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)|
|2018||Group Stage (7th 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.
Kings XI Punjab 2019 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.
|2.||Chris Gayle||West Indies||Batsman|
|5.||Mujeeb Ur Rahman||Afghanistan||Bowler|
|7.||David Miller||South Africa||Batsman|
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.
|Mike Hesson||New Zealand||2019|
|Kumar Sangakkara||Sri Lanka||2009|
|Mahela Jayawardene||Sri Lanka||2010|
|David Miller||South Africa||2016|
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