Captain - KL Rahul
Vice Captain - NA
Ambassador(S) - Preity Zinta
Jersey - Red Jersey paired with silver pants.
Theme Song - 'Dhoom Punjabi'
Major Rival(s) - Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings, Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Logo - Red and Silver Shield with Kings XI Punjab Embossed on it and lion-heads on either sides of it and 'K.J.H.P.H' on the top.
Table of Contents
- KXIP History
- Administration and Support Staff
- Team Sponsors
- Team Performance
- All-time Team Stats
- Batting Stats
- Bowling Stats
- KXIP Squad: Players to Watchout
- Fan Base
- FAQs on Kings XI Punjab
The Kings XI Punjab a.k.a. KXIP is a franchise cricket team based in Punjab, which participates in the Indian Premier League. Kings XI Punjab was founded in 2008. The team has PCA Stadium, in Mohali for its home ground. The team is currently led by KL Rahul who has been recently appointed as the captain. KXIP has won zero IPL titles so far.
- Local boy, Yuvraj Singh was appointed the captain for the first season of the IPL in 2008.
- KXIP finishes third in the first IPL season.
- KXIP couldn't repeat the heroics of 2008 and fail to reach the playoffs.
- KXIP finished the tournament at the 5th place.
- Kumar Sangakkara appointed KXIP's captain.
- KXIP finishes last at the 8th position.
- Adam Gilchrist replaced Sangakkara as the captain.
- KXIP finishes last at the 6th position.
- Another disappointing year as KXIP finishes the season at the 6th place.
- George Bailey became captain
- The 2014 edition was perhaps the most heartbreaking one for KXIP.
- The KXIP squad and it's fans had to face despair as they finished runner-up losing to KKR in the finals.
- George Bailey continues as the captain.
- KXIP finished the season at the bottom of the table at 8th place.
- David Miller was handed leadership duties.
- Luck doesn't take KXIP 's side for the second season in a row and they again end the season at the 8th place.
- Glenn Maxwell is appointed the team's captain.
- It was an uneventful season for Kings XI Punjab and they finished fifth on the table.
- Ravichandran Ashwin appointed the captain.
- Kings XI Punjab have an amazing start winning most of their games in the beginning of the season.
- They however go off track mid-way through the tournament and go on a losing streak.
- Kings XI Punjab finished seventh.
- Andrew The finishes the season with 24 wickets
- Another year but the same story for the KXIP squad.
- Kings XI Punjab again falter after a brilliant start.
- Another disappointing year as KXIP finishes the season at 6th place.
- KXIP player list has recent additions before the 2020 IPL are- Krishnappa Gowtham, Jagadeesha Suchith, Glenn Maxwell, Chris Jordan, James Neesham, Deepak Hooda, Tajinder Singh, Simran Singh, Sheldon Cottrell, Ishan Porel, Ravi Bishnoi.
Administration and Support Staff
Director of Cricket Operations Manager: Anil Kumble
Head Coach: Anil Kumble
Batting Coach: Wasim Jaffer
Spin Bowling Coach: Sunil Joshi
Fielding Coach: Jonty Rhodes
Talent Scout: Courtney Walsh
Kings XI Punjab has recently signed EbixCash as their primary sponsors. India's largest financial exchange disruptor, EbixCash have agreed to become Kings XI Punjab's title sponsor for a three year period.
|Year||Captain||Rank||Top Batsman||Runs||Top Bowler||Wickets||Win %|
|2019||Ravichandran Ashwin||6th||KL Rahul||593||Mohammad Shami||19||42.85|
|2018||Ravichandran Ashwin||7th||KL Rahul||659||Andrew Tye||24||42.85|
|2017||Glenn Maxwell||5th||Hashim Amla||420||Sandeep Sharma||17||50|
|2016||David Miller||8th||Murali Vijay||453||Sandeep Sharma||15||28.57|
|2015||George Bailey||8th||David Miller||357||Anureet Singh||15||27.27|
|2014||George Bailey||2nd||Glenn Maxwell||552||Sandeep Sharma||18||70.59|
|2013||Adam Gilchrist||6th||David Miller||418||Azhar Mahmood||15||50|
|2012||Adam Gilchrist||6th||Mandeep Singh||432||Parvinder Awana||17||50|
|2011||Adam Gilchrist||5th||Shaun Marsh||504||Ryan Harris||16||50|
|2010||Kumar Sangakkara||8th||Mahela Jayawardene||439||Irfan Pathan||15||28.57|
|2009||Yuvraj Singh||5th||Yuvraj Singh||340||Irfan Pathan||17||50|
|2008||Yuvraj Singh||3rd||Shaun Marsh||616||S. Sreesanth||19||66.67|
All-time Team Stats
Most Runs: Chris Gayle- 4484
Most Centuries: Chris Gayle- 6
Most Fifties: Chris Gayle- 28
Fastest Fifty: KL Rahul- 14 balls
Fastest Century: Chris Gayle- 30 balls
Best Batting Average: Hashim Amla- 44.38
Best Strike Rate: Glenn Maxwell- 161.13
Most Sixes: Chris Gayle- 326
Most Fours: Chris Gayle- 369
Highest Individual Score: Chris Gayle- 175*
Most Wickets: Lakshmipathy Balaji- 76
Best Economy: Dmitri Marcarenhas- 6.93
Best Bowling Figures: Ankit Rajpoot- 4-14-5
Best Bowling Average: Dmitri Marcarenhas- 18.73
Most Maidens: Ryan Harris- 3
Most Runs Conceded: Mujeeb Ur Rahman- 4-66-0
Most 4 Wickets: Lakshmipathy Balaji- 3
Most Dot Balls: Lakshmipathy Balaji- 538
Also see: KXIP 2020 Schedule
KXIP Squad: Players to Watchout
KL Rahul has been at the top of his form recently and since joining Kings 11 Punjab he has been dominating the IPL. He was the leading run scorer for KXIP in 2018 and 2019 with 659 and 593 rubs respectively. And, now after being appointed captain, KL gets to prove his abilities as a leader.
There is no name bigger than Chris Gayle in the world of T20 cricket. Even at this stage of his career Gayle commands respect from his opponents, thanks to his hard-hitting batsmanship and ability to take the game away from the opponents single-handedly.
India's ace pacer, Mohammad Shami is one of the important pillars of the KXIP squad. Although Shami has not been up to his full potential at the IPL till now, he still managed to bag 19 wickets which was the most for KXIP last season.
Glenn Maxwell is Australia's greatest T20 all-rounder. He can bowl just as well as he can bat. Maxwell is an amazing addition to any T20 team in the world and his involvement with the KXIP increases their potential by a huge margin.
The young West Indian bowler is making an amazing impact in world cricket at the moment. He was successful during his last visit to India, which means the sub-continental conditions favour him. He can surely add electricity to this year's IPL.
Kings XI Punjab surely doesn't have the largest fan base but it does have the most loyal fan base of all the teams in the IPL. Despite the disappointing and unsatisfactory performances by the team over the years, fans still support the franchise with all their heart.
The official Instagram handle of KXIP has over 1.2 million followers. On YouTube the official Kings XI Punjab account has over 98.7K subscribers. KXIP's Facebook page is also very active with regular updates and uploads.
FAQs on Kings XI Punjab
1. Which players did KXIP retain before the 2020 auctions?
A. KXIP retained the following players before the 2020 auction : KL Rahul, Karun Nair, Mohammed Shami, Nicholas Pooran, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, Mayank Agarwal, Hardus Viljoen, Darshan Nalkande, Sarfaraz Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Harpreet Brar and Murugan Ashwin.
2. Who were the players released by KXIP before the 2020 auctions?
A. KXIP released the following players before the 2020 auction : Varun Chakravarthy, Andrew Tye, Sam Curran, Simran Singh, David Miller, Moises Henriques and Agnivesh Ayachi.
3. Who were the players bought by KXIP in the 2020 auctions?
A. The following players into the KXIP 2020 squad : Krishnappa Gowtham, Jagadeesha Suchith, Glenn Maxwell, Chris Jordan, James Neesham, Deepak Hooda, Tajinder Singh, Simran Singh, Sheldon Cottrell, Ishan Porel, Ravi Bishnoi.