IPL 2018 : 5 players that Kings XI Punjab should retain to win the title
Kings XI Punjab may not have won the IPL till now but the entertainment and thrill they have provided to their fans is certainly unbeatable. The team from Punjab is one of the original franchises from the first auction and are yet to win the tournament.
For once, the flamboyance of Glenn Maxwell and David Miller took them to the finals of 2014 edition, but there have been times when they have been handed the wooden spoon as well. While on other occasions, they have struggled to secure their spot in the top 4.
The Preity Zinta owned side will be looking forward to the 2018 auctions to add new players to the squad. However, there are some jewels in her team that she would surely not want lose. Let us look at the 5 players that Kings XI Punjab should retain:
1) Glenn Maxwell
The only time Kings XI Punjab put up a solid show with the bat and as a team was the 2014 edition and Maxwell was their undisputed star.
He lit up the Abu Dhabi edition of the Indian Premier league by scoring 95, 89 and 95 runs in 3 consecutive matches. Bought for ?6 crore in 2014, Maxwell was the 3rd highest run getter in the tournament scoring 552 runs for his team in that edition. Overall, he has scored 1228 runs at an average of 25 and strike rate of 164.39 in 57 matches in the IPL.
Surprisingly, the Australian has disappointed of late.
Being continuously in and out of the national team did not help his cause. But one thing is or sure that on his day, Maxwell can tear apart any bowling lineup and the experience he has gained over the years can pave the way for a fruitful 2018.