What they had at the start of the auction: Kings XI Punjab

What they had at the start of the auction: Kings XI Punjab

What they had at the start of the auction: Kings XI Punjab (Pic Source : IPLT20)

Team Composition: Kings XI Punjab

Top-order batsmen: KL Rahul (wk), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Mandeep Singh

Finishers: Nicholas Pooran (wk), Sarfaraz Khan

Spinners: Murugan Ashwin, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman, K. Gowtham, J. Suchith, Harpreet Brar

Fast bowlers: Mohammed Shami, Hardus Viljoen, Arshdeep Singh, Darshan Nalkande

Slots Available: Total- 9|| Overseas: 4

Remaining Purse: INR 42.7 Cr

What they needed:

Kings XI Punjab has the largest purse going into the auction. Before the auction, they traded their captain for the previous year to Delhi Capitals. They have named KL Rahul as their captain for VIVO IPL 2020 giving him fitting reward for his consistent show over the two years.

KXIP needs a strong finisher as they let go David Miller prior to the auction and they would also like to add one or two T20 specialist bowlers who can bowl at the death.

Also Read – What they had at the start of the auction: Chennai Super Kings

What Kings XI Punjab bought at the IPL 2020 Auction

Glenn Maxwell- INR 10.75Cr

Sheldon Cottrell- INR 8.75Cr

Deepak Hooda- INR 50 Lakh

Ishan Porel- INR 20Lakh

Ravi Bishnoi- INR 2Cr

James Neesham- INR 50Lakh

Chris Jordan- INR 3Cr

Tarjinder Dhillon- INR 20Lakh

Prabhsimran Singh- INR 55 Lakh

Auction Rating:  9/10

How they stand after auction:

Punjab had one of their most successful IPL auctions of all time. Their appointed coach, Anil Kumble proved his shrewdness as they added Glenn Maxwell at just 10.75 Cr to provide finishing touches. They also added Sheldon Cottrell and Chris Jordan to beef up their fast bowling stocks.

In a recent media release, Kings XI Punjab has announced KL Rahul as their captain for the upcoming season.

Final Team:

Top-order batsmen: KL Rahul (wk), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Mandeep Singh

Finishers: Nicholas Pooran (wk), Sarfaraz Khan

All-rounder: Deepak Hooda, Glenn Maxwell, James Neesham

Spinners: Murugan Ashwin, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman, K. Gowtham, J. Suchith, Harpreet Brar, Tarjinder Dhillon, Ravi Bishnoi

Fast bowlers: Mohammed Shami, Hardus Viljoen, Arshdeep Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Ishan Porel, Chris Jordan, Sheldon Cottrell

Probable XI:

KL Rahul (c&wk), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Sarfaraz Khan, K. Gowtham/J. Suchith, Chris Jordan/Sheldon Cottrell, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh/Ishan Porel, Murugan Ashwin

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