How Kings XI Punjab Played for IPL 2018 Auction?
January 3, 2018
Kings XI Punjab, till now not won the Indian Premier League title, were very active in the recently ended IPL 2018 auctions. Anyone would have saw them in thick bidding wars with fellow franchises. Having jumped in the auctions with the strongest wallet, co-owner Preity Zinta was found bidding for most of the known names as Virender Sehwag, KXIP’s director of cricket operations, trolled the hindi film industry actress for her ‘shopping spree’. The KXIP think tank, who had only one player in Axar Patel before auctions, had attempted their best to purchase players who can aid them lift their debut IPL title.
While in the auctions, KXIP purchased few top players include R Ashwin, KL Rahul, Yuvraj Singh & Chris Gayle. By having so, they disturbed the plans of Chennai Super Kings, who were interested on picking back local boy Ashwin at the auction. Being retained 3 starred players in MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina & Ravindra Jadeja, CSK desired to take back Ashwin at the auction but missed him go for INR 7.6 crore to Punjab.
Punjab took everyone by shock while they gathered Chris Gayle, who didn’t earn any bids from assembled franchises despite for one among the most destructive T20 batsmen, in the last minutes.
While Punjab presently store a gentle squad on paper, however they are yet to own a skipper for their side. On their official web portal, Punjab uploaded a specimen photo of Axar Patel, Chris Gayle, Yuvraj Singh, R Ashwin and Aaron Finch, querying the cricket fans as to who they consider should be the team captain in the eleventh edition.
Usually, Glenn Maxwell headed the team in many ipl matches previous seasons, but The Big Show lost to give his mettle after obtaining to a rollicking commence with the willow in the first some matches. Punjab ceased up being at the 5th position after winning 7 matches and getting defeated by 7 matches.
KXIP’s top performance in an IPL season brought in the year 2014 – while they accessed the final, where they missed to Kolkata Knight Riders by 3 wickets.
It stays to be found whether they can pick the title this year after forming a team from zero.
Here are few significant truths one must aware on KXIP:
The Key signings at IPL 2018 auctions are R Ashwin for 7.6 crores, KL Rahul at 11 crores, Aaron Finch @ 6.2 cr., Chris Gayle at two crores, and Yuvraj Singh for only 2 crores
The Kings XI Punjab coacher is Virender Sehwag. The owner of Kings XI Punjab is Jointly owned by Bollywood film actress Preity Zinta, Wadia Group scion Ness Wadia, Dabur’s Mohit Burman & Karan Paul.
The missing players for eleventh edition are Glenn Maxwell, Hashim Amla, Sandeep Sharma, and Murali Vijay.
The Kings XI Punjab team include players like Karun Nair, KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Axar Patel, R Ashwin, Yuvraj Singh, David Miller, Aaron Finch, Marcus Stoinis, Mohit Sharma, Mujeeb Zadran, Mayank Agarwal, Ankit Rajpoot, Manoj Tiwary, Barinder Sran, Andrew Tye, Mayank Dagar, Akshdeep Nath, Dwarshuis, Pardeep Sahu, and Manzoor Dar.
The KXIP probably sporting XI are Karun Nair, Yuvraj Singh, Chris Gayle/David Miller, Aaron Finch, KL Rahul, Marcus Stoinis, Andrew Tye, Ankit Rajpoot, Barinder Sran/Mohit Sharma, Axar Patel, and R Ashwin.