KXIP has not won their maiden IPL title yet. In last season of Indian premier league after wining 6 starting matches out of 7, Kings XI Punjab lost next 7 matches consecutively and could not qualify for play-offs. In 2014 Indian premier league, KXIP reached in final but lost to Kolkata Night Riders (KKR). Ravichandran Ashwin led the team in last IPL . This time also he will continue to lead KXIP in IPL 2019.
This time Kings XI Punjab will try to win as they have big name like Chris Gayle, KL Rahul, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mayank Agarwal, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Andrew Tye and many more. KKXIP failed to make it to the playoffs last season despite having these big names in their squad.
In IPL auction 2019, KXIP has spent too much money on youngsters Varun Chakarvarthy and Prabhsimran Singh. This time team has also bought few international players like Australian all rounder Moises Henriques, West Indian wicket keeper batsman Nicholas Pooran, and English all rounder Sam Curran. In bowling department KXIP have an experience Indian bowler Mohammad Shami.
In the previous season of IPL only two players, KL Rahul and Chris Gayle performed well. Apart from these two players in middle order there was no good batsman. Last time KXIP team tried many players in middle order like Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, David Miller etc. But they didn’t perform well. This time they would be thinking something interesting to win the IPL title. So KXIP bought good middle order batsman like Nicholas Pooran, Moises Henriques and Sarfaraz Khan.
Here are the KXIP team Squad for IPL 2019:-
KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Andrew Tye, Mayank Agarwal, Ankit Rajpoot, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Karun Nair, David Miller, Ravichandran Ashwin, Moises Henriques, Nicholas Pooran, Varun Chakaravarthy, Sam Curran, Mohammad Shami, Sarfaraz Khan, Hardus Viljoen, Arshdeep Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Prabhsimran Singh, Agnivesh Ayachi, Harpreet Brar, and Murugan Ashwin.
Although it would be interesting to see which 11 among these 22 will play in team. What do you think? Please tell us in comment box below.