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Kings XI Punjab


ABOUT
Kings XI Punjab

Full NameKings XI Punjab

Nick NameKXIP

Founded2008

GroundPCA Stadium, Mohali & Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore.

Team Owner(s)Mohit Burman (46%), Ness Wadia (23%), Preity Zinta (23%), Karan Paul (8%)

Prominent PlayersKL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Glenn Maxwell, Mohammad Shami, Mujib Ur Rahman

SQUAD

PLAYER ROLE STYLE AGE
Glenn Maxwell All Rounder Right Handed 32
Mohammed Shami Bowler Right-arm 30
Chris Gayle Batsman Left Handed 41
Chris Jordan Bowler Right-arm 32
Mayank Agarwal Batsman Right Handed 29
Karun Nair Batsman Right Handed 28
Deepak Hooda Batsman Right Handed 25
Mandeep Singh (cricket) Batsman Right Handed 28
KL Rahul Wicketkeeper Right Handed 28
Jagadeesha Suchith Bowler Left Arm 26
Sarfaraz Khan Batsman Right Handed 23
James Neesham All Rounder Left Handed 30
Hardus Viljoen Bowler Right-arm 31
Sheldon Cottrell Bowler Left-arm 31
Nicolas Pooran Wicketkeeper Left Handed 25
Krishnappa Gowtham All Rounder Right Handed 32
Murugan Ashwin Bowler Legbreak 30
Ishan Porel Bowler Right-arm 22
Tajinder Singh Dhillon All Rounder Right Handed 28
Mujeeb ur Rahman Bowler Right-arm 19
Arshdeep Singh Bowler Left-arm 21
Prabh Simran Singh Wicketkeeper - -
Darshan Nalkande Bowler Right-arm 22
Ravi Bishnoi Bowler Legbreak 20
Harpreet Brar Bowler Left Arm 25
ABOUT

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


  1. KXIP History
  2. Administration and Support Staff
  3. Team Sponsors
  4. Team Performance
  5. All-time Team Stats
  6. Batting Stats
  7. Bowling Stats
  8. KXIP Squad: Players to Watchout
  9. Fan Base
  10. 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.


KXIP History


2008

  1. Local boy, Yuvraj Singh was appointed the captain for the first season of the IPL in 2008.
  2. KXIP finishes third in the first IPL season.

2009

  1. KXIP couldn't repeat the heroics of 2008 and fail to reach the playoffs.
  2. KXIP finished the tournament at the 5th place.

2010

  1. Kumar Sangakkara appointed KXIP's captain.
  2. KXIP finishes last at the 8th position.

2011

  1. Adam Gilchrist replaced Sangakkara as the captain.

2012

  1. KXIP finishes last at the 6th position.

2013

  1. Another disappointing year as KXIP finishes the season at the 6th place.

2014

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  1. George Bailey became captain
  2. The 2014 edition was perhaps the most heartbreaking one for KXIP.
  3. The KXIP squad and it's fans had to face despair as they finished runner-up losing to KKR in the finals.

2015

  1. George Bailey continues as the captain.
  2. KXIP finished the season at the bottom of the table at 8th place.

2016

  1. David Miller was handed leadership duties.
  2. Luck doesn't take KXIP 's side for the second season in a row and they again end the season at the 8th place.

2017

  1. Glenn Maxwell is appointed the team's captain.
  2. It was an uneventful season for Kings XI Punjab and they finished fifth on the table.

2018

  1. Ravichandran Ashwin appointed the captain.
  2. Kings XI Punjab have an amazing start winning most of their games in the beginning of the season.
  3. They however go off track mid-way through the tournament and go on a losing streak.
  4. Kings XI Punjab finished seventh.
  5. Andrew The finishes the season with 24 wickets

2019

  1. Another year but the same story for the KXIP squad.
  2. Kings XI Punjab again falter after a brilliant start.
  3. Another disappointing year as KXIP finishes the season at 6th place.

2020

  1. 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


Team Sponsors


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.


Team Performance


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YearCaptainRankTop BatsmanRunsTop BowlerWicketsWin %
2019Ravichandran Ashwin6thKL Rahul593Mohammad Shami1942.85
2018Ravichandran Ashwin7thKL Rahul659Andrew Tye2442.85
2017Glenn Maxwell5thHashim Amla420Sandeep Sharma1750
2016David Miller8thMurali Vijay453Sandeep Sharma1528.57
2015George Bailey8thDavid Miller357Anureet Singh1527.27
2014George Bailey2ndGlenn Maxwell552Sandeep Sharma1870.59
2013Adam Gilchrist6thDavid Miller418Azhar Mahmood1550
2012Adam Gilchrist6thMandeep Singh432Parvinder Awana1750
2011Adam Gilchrist5thShaun Marsh504Ryan Harris1650
2010Kumar Sangakkara8thMahela Jayawardene439Irfan Pathan1528.57
2009Yuvraj Singh5thYuvraj Singh340Irfan Pathan1750
2008Yuvraj Singh3rdShaun Marsh616S. Sreesanth1966.67


All-time Team Stats


Batting 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*


Bowling Stats


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

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.


Chris Gayle

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.


Mohammad Shami

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

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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.


Sheldon Cottrell

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.


Fan Base


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?

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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.



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