Kings XI Punjab finished the last season of IPL by standing in 8th position. They did not get the honor to win this most prestigious T20 league title yet which team is led by right handed batsman of Indian national team Murali Vijay. He almost played two seasons with the franchise team which represents Mohali, Punjab in IPL. Bollywood actress Preity Zinta is one of the few partners who own the team. KXIP started to play in this short form cricket tournament since the beginning of IPL in 2008 but could not make it to the title. They played final once in 2014 highest.
KXIP yet to make their final declaration about their complete team squad for upcoming 10th edition of IPL which will start in next April, 2017. They could hold their previous season players but the matter yet to be finalised. Though, the players auction for upcoming season would be staged in next months but some players they could retain from last squad. In the last season of IPL, Hashim Amla, Shaun Marsh, David Miller, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis were their overseas players. Among the, Amla would probably not play with them in upcoming season. Let’s take a look below where their current players list is given which would probably change in auction.
Kings XI Punjab Team Squad for VIVO IPL 10
|Murali Vijay||Batsman||Right handed||Local|
|Wriddhiman Saha||Wicket – keeper||Right handed||Local|
|Axar Patel||All – rounder||Left handed & slow left arm orthodox||Local|
|Shardul Thakur||Bowler||Right arm medium fast||Local|
|Anureet Singh||Bowler||Right arm medium fast||Local|
|Gurkeerat Singh||Batsman||Right handed||Local|
|Manan Vohra||Batsman||Right handed||Local|
|Nikhil Naik||Batsman||Right handed||Local|
|Mohit Sharma||Bowler||Right arm medium fast||Local|
|Sandeep Sharma||Bowler||Right arm medium fast||Local|
|Pardeep Sahu||Bowler||Right arm leg break googly||Local|
|KC Cariappa||Bowler||Right arm leg break||Local|
|Armaan Jaffer||Batsman||Right handed||Local|
|Shaun Marsh||Batsman||Left handed||Overseas|
|Glenn Maxwell||All – rounder||Right handed & right arm off break||Overseas|
|David Miller||Batsman||Left handed||Overseas|
|Marcus Stoinis||All – rounder||Right handed & right arm medium fast||Overseas|
# Support Staff:
- Sanjay Bangar – Head Coach
- Joe Dawes – Bowling Coach
- R Sridhar – Fielding Coach
- Nishant Thakur – Conditioning & Strength Coach
- Virender Sehwag – Mentor
- Major Varoon Parmar – Team Manager
# Owner – Ness Wadia, Mohit Burman, Preity Zinta, Karan Paul
Though, KXIP is one of the most high profiled team in IPL but in last season of Indian Premier League, they played total 14 matches where managed victory only four times.
However, team Kings XI Punjab has already released four players from their current team squad named Rishi Dhawan, Kyle Abbott, Mitchell Johnson and Farhan Behardien. They have also spent almost 42 crore INR already and now looking forward to the auction which would be held in next February. KXIP spent a worst IPL season in 2016 and also released the fewer players than others. However, they still holds with the deal with David Miller who is still one of the top paid player in the team. Besides, they have still number of local talented players this time and they are all desperate to turn around.