IPL 11 Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) 2018 Team, Squad, Players, Captain, History, Owners, Facts, Records,Bowlers, Batsman, Jersey, Logo and Team Identity
Kings XI Punjab is a franchise cricket team which participates in the Indian Premiere League (IPL). Kings XI Punjab represents the city of Punjab and it is based in Mohali. Kings XI Punjab was founded on 2008. The home ground of Kings XI Punjab is the PCA Stadium which is situated at Mohali. The team often uses Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium as their 2nd home ground.
Kings XI Punjab is mainly a very popular team due to the popular owner of the team, Preity Zinta. Kings XI Punjab has participated in all of the 9 IPL seasons till date. Kings XI Punjab is also a strong contender for lifting the trophy in IPL 10 2017. Though they have failed to live up to the expectations of their fans, yet they have a huge fan base which supports them game after game. Kings XI Punjab has a balanced squad in IPL 10 and they will also look forward to add some extra talent to their side.
IPL 11 2018 Team
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Kings XI Punjab has disappointed their fans in the last two season of the Indian Premiere League as they couldn’t qualify for the playoffs. Kings XI Punjab finished IPL 8 & 9 with poor performances and being the weakest team of IPL. After two poor seasons, it was expected that they will be willing to make a lot of changes to their squad but surprisingly enough they have retained as many as 19 players from their squad of IPL 9.
Kings XI Punjab has retained 5 overseas players and 14 local players from their squad of IPL 9. The quality of the retained players is beyond doubt. They have retained some of the great batsmen of recent times in terms of T-20 cricket and they have a compact and balanced side currently.
Kings XI Punjab will also look forward to spend their remaining money wisely so that they are able to add some important players to the team and this time they are looking more hungry for their first IPL trophy and they have a good side to back them up to solve their quest.
Kings XI Punjab was founded in 2008. Yuvraj Singh was appointed as the captain of the team and he was also the icon player of the team in the very first edition of IPL. Kings XI Punjab also had few great cricketers such as Kumar Sangakkara, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Brett Lee, Kyle Mills, and Shaun Marsh etc. The vice-captain of the 2008 team of Kings XI Punjab was Mahela Jayawardene. The team also had the likes of Piyush Chawla, Irfan Pathan, Ramesh Powar, Sreesanth, etc.
Kings XI Punjab team has gone through a lot of changes to their squad from the beginning of the IPL to the last previous season of IPL. The team has had a lot of interesting and great players through the last 9 years. A lot of great and experienced cricketers have played for Kings XI Punjab. The team also changed their captaincy quite a lot of times as Yuvraj Singh was replaced by Adam Gilchrist who was replaced by George Bailey and finally Bailey was replaced by Murali Vijay. The team has had some entertaining and finest local players such as Yusuf Abdulla, Love Ablish, Manvinder Bisla, Mohammad Kaif, Paul Valthaty, Abhishekh Nayar, Pravin Kumar, Dinesh Karthik, Wriddhiman Saha, Virender Sehwag, etc. The team also had a lot of overseas talents such as Ravi Bopara, Jerome Taylor, Rusty Theron, Adrian Barath, David Hussey, Ryan Harris, Ryan McLaren, David Miller, Kyle Abbott, James Faulkner, James Cutting, Azhar Mahmood, David Miller, Glen Maxwell, Mitchell Johnson, etc.
Kings XI Punjab went through a lot of changes to their team. The team has retained 19 players from their IPL 9 squad. Below we will provide the list of the current players of the team.
|Hashim Amla||South Africa|
The team has some quality batsmen in their top order. Murali Vijay, Hashim Amla, Shaun Marsh are very important to their team as the team will depend on them for most of the matches to get the runs for the team. The team also has some emerging local top-order batsmen with the likes of Nikhil Naik, Gurkeerat Singh, Arman Jaffer, and Manan Vohra, Wriddhiman Saha.
The all-rounders of the team are brilliant and world-class. The team has one of the finest all-rounders of world cricket who is Glenn Maxwell. Also, the team has one of the finest talents of India named Axar Patel. Marcus Stoinis is also a good prospect for the team.
The team mainly depends on its local bowling talent. The team has four emerging pace bowlers, a left arm spinner and two leg spinners. The bowling department of the team is inexperienced but it is an emerging side and the young energy will be vital to the team.
The team started its journey under the captaincy of Yuvraj Singh in 2008. Yuvraj Singh captained Kings XI Punjab in the first edition of IPL.
In IPL 2, the team changed their captain and appointed Kumar Sangakkara as the captain of the team. Kumar Sangakkara captained the side for a single season in 2009. In IPL 3, Mahela Jayawardene was appointed the captain of the side and he also captained the side for a single season.
After that, Adam Gilchrist was appointed as the captain of the team. Adam Gilchrist captained the side from 2011-2013 (IPL 4, 5 & 6) before taking his retirement. In the intervening period, David Hussey captained the side from 2012-2013.
After Gilchrist’s retirement, George Bailey was appointed as the captain of Kings XI Punjab. George Bailey captained the side in IPL 7 & 8 and took the team to their first ever IPL final which ended in a losing cause.
Murali Vijay was appointed as the captain of Kings XI Punjab in IPL 9. Murali Vijay will also lead the side in IPL 10 2017.
Glen Maxwell will be the captain of KingsX1 Punjab in IPL 10.
Kings XI Punjab was founded in 2008. The franchise was a bought by a group of owners who spent $76 million to buy the ownership of Kings XI Punjab. Kings XI Punjab made a good start to their first ever IPL as they finish as the 3rd team of the competition. The team had a good start to their IPL journey and they were unable to become the first ever team to win IPL as they were eliminated from the Semi-Finals.
The fans of the team expected the team to better their performance in the 2nd edition of IPL but in vain as the team were unable to live up to the expectations. The team couldn’t even qualify for the semi-finals in the 2ndedition of the IPL and finished the tournament as the 5th team of the competition.
Kings XI Punjab had a miserable run in IPL 3 as they finished the tournament in the 8th position out of the 8 teams and the fans of team were shattered by the poor performance of the team. The team was unable to qualify for the playoffs in IPL 4, 5 and 6 as they finished the tournament miserably all the times.
In IPL 7, the team had the likes of Glenn Maxwell and David Miller who powered the team to their first ever IPL final. Kings XI Punjab played their first ever IPL final against Kolkata Knight Riders. But once again Kings XI Punjab was unable to meet the expectations of their fans as they failed to win their first ever IPL trophy.
Kings XI Punjab had a very miserable run in IPL 8 & 9 as they finished the tournament at the bottom of the table on both of the occasions. This team is currently considered as the weakest team in IPL. But we all know that Kings XI Punjab is very capable to pull off a surprise and their squad is also looking very compact. They will enter the tournament as the dark horse of the tournament and it won’t be a surprise if they can again pull of a miracle in IPL 10 2017.
Kings XI Punjab was bought for $75 million in 2008 by a group of people. The names of the owners of Kings XI Punjab are given below.
- Mohit Burman (Dabur Group)
- Ness Wadia (Wadia Group)
- Preity Zinta (Wadia Group)
- Karan Paul (Apeejay Surendra Group)
Among the owners, Mohit Burman holds 46% shares of the team. Ness Wadia and Preity Zinta both individually hold 23% shares of the team and the rest of the shares are held by Karan Paul.
- In 2010, the contract of Kings XI Punjab was terminated by the Indian Premiere League. The termination was repeated by the High Court of India after Kings XI Punjab had taken official action.
- Two owners of Kings XI Punjab of the Wadia group had an intimate relationship before breaking up eventually. The owners still holds their respective shares of the team.
- Kings XI Punjab is the only team which enjoys the luxury of having two home grounds. The capacity of their original home ground PCA Stadium is 28, 000 while the capacity of their Vidarbha Stadium is 46, 000.
- Kings XI Punjab hasn’t won a single IPL trophy and they have qualified for the finals of IPL only once.
- Kings XI Punjab has 25 sponsors which is more than any other team in the Indian Premiere League.
- The official song of the team is DhoomPunjabi! The official song of the team was performed by Daler Mehndi
- Kings XI Punjab has scored the fourth highest team total in IPL (232/2). And they also hold the record for the second highest run chase in IPL history (211/4).
- Shaun Marsh is the leading run scorer of the team with 2213 runs from 61 innings with 18 fifties.
- Virender Sehwag’s 122 is the highest score in a single match for Kings XI Punjab.
- Glenn Maxwell has a strike rate of 163.00 which is the highest strike rate for the team.
- Piyush Chawla is the leading wicket taker of the team with 84 wickets from 87 matches.
- Dimitri Mascarenhas’s 25/5 against Pune Warriors in 2012 is the best bowling performance by any Kings XI Punjab bowler.
- Dimitri Mascarenhas has an economy rate of 6.50 which is the best for Kings XI Punjab. (Minimum 20 overs)
- Wriddhiman Saha has 42 dismissals for Kings XI Punjab which is the highest for any wicket-keeper of Kings XI Punjab.
- Piyush Chawla has played the most number of matches (87) for Kings XI Punjab.
The team jersey of Kings XI Punjab is red in color with grey shades on shoulder. The jersey has the team logo on the left chest and the sponsor name of the team is written in the center of the jersey. The jersey also has a picture of a roaring lion in it.
The team logo was changed multiple times over the years and the current logo is grey in color with red shades in it. There are two roaring lions in both the sides of the logo. The logo mainly reflects on the young energy and fierce attitude of the team. The KJHPH band in the logo represents five cities of India which are Kashmir, Haryana, Jammu, Punjab and Himachal.
|Mohit Burman||Owner (46% Share)|
|Preity Zinta||Owner (23% Share)|
|Nes Wadia||Owner (23% Share)|
|Karan Paul||Owner (Minor Stake)|
|Michael Hussey||Head Coach|
|Major Varoon Parmar||Team Manager|
|R Sridhar||Fielding Coach|
|Mitchell Johnson||Bowling Coach|