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5 cricketers who are not likely to be retained by Kings XI Punjab

Rajdeep Puri
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12.76K   //    02 Jan 2018, 20:02 IST

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It is that time of the year when the Indian Premier League sides make a note of which cricketers are to be retained for the upcoming season.

In the past, the franchises were asked to drop an e-mail about their retention list but this year, it has been understood that the franchises have been asked to send their representatives to the venue in Mumbai on January 4 and make the announcement of the players they are going to retain.

The Kings XI Punjab, who finished at 5th position last year, will look to shake things up and make a few worthy additions to their team.

In this article, we take a look at 5 players who are not likely to be retained by the franchise.

#5 Martin Guptill

The swashbuckling New Zealand opener is one of the few batsmen who has a better T20I average in comparison to their ODI average.

However, he has not had much of an impact in the Indian Premier League over the past two years. He was quite inconsistent with his performances in the league last year. Despite getting off to a good start on a number of occasions, he was unable to convert it into a big score.

He played just 7 matches for KXIP last season and scored 132 runs at an average of 22 with just one half-century to his name.

He will most likely be released by KXIP this year and go under the hammer.

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