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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Kings XI Punjab

IPL Punjab Team Players

Kings XI Punjab 2018 team players
The Kings XI Punjab have always struggled in the IPL and aside from one season when they finished runners up in 2014, they have struggled to compete. After back to back bottom placed finishes in 2015 and 2016, the signs were better last season when they nearly made the playoffs. They are an interesting team to watch this season, will they go back to struggling, or can they build on last season’s performance and challenge for the playoffs once again. Punjab kings xi players list is placed below.
Axar Patel (retained 12.5 cr), KL Rahul (Rs 11 crore), Ravichandran Ashwin (Rs 7.6 cr), Andrew Tye (Rs 7.2 cr), Aaron Finch (Rs 6.2 cr), Marcus Stoinis (Rs 6.2 cr), Karun Nair (Rs 5.6 cr), Mujeeb Zadran (Rs 4 cr), David Miller (Rs 3 cr), Ankit Singh Rajpoot (Rs 3 cr), Mohit Sharma (Rs 2.4 cr), Barinder Sran (Rs 2.2 cr), Chris Gayle (Rs 2 cr), Yuvraj Singh (Rs 2 cr), Ben Dwarshuis (Rs 1.4 cr), Mayank Agarwal (Rs 1 cr), Manoj Tiwary (Rs 1 cr), Akshdeep Nath (Rs 1 cr), Mayank Dagar (Rs 20 lakh), Manzoor Dar (Rs 20 lakh), Pradeep Sahu (Rs 20 lakh)
At the unveiling ceremony of the retained player list it was a surprise to see this team retain just one player from last season. That was the youngster Axar Patel, who returns looking to continue his growth in the T20 arena, he could be a little bit special so keep your eye out for him. R Ashwin has been appointed the captain of the team.
After winning the ’emerging player of the year’ award in 2014, big things were expect from Patel and he has continued to grow and develop into a very good cricketer. Whether he is scoring important runs lower down the order, or taking important wickets with the ball, Patel can really help the Punjab team compete. He will be expected to take an ever bigger role this season, alongside the players who have joined him from the IPL auction.
The Kings XI Punjab have bought three huge hitters to play at the top of their batting order in the 2018 season, hoping those three players can carry them to some important victories. Chris Gayle, Aaron Finch and David Miller will all play in 2018, and on their day these three are some of the biggest and best hitters in the IPL. All three have a lot of experience too, they know what it takes to win in the IPL, and that can help the youngsters in this team.
If there is one area of weakness in this team it looks to be in the bowling department, especially when it comes to fast bowling. Australian Andrew Tye, R Ashwin and Mohit Sharma look to be the pick of the bowlers, and they are going to have to perform at the top of their game and take a lot of wickets to bring success. These players have the ability, but the lack of an out and out star strike bowler looks to be a worry for the Kings XI Punjab, and that may cost them this season.
There is one question which the viewers would be looking to get answered. When will the Kings of Punjab ascend like kings? Well, the current squad might just be the team to do this. All we can do as of now is to wait for the tournament to begin to have our questions answered.

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