Kings XI Punjab at times looked so good in IPL that they seemed destined to win the cup. But the team fumbled at crucial stages and hence despite being one of the stronger teams in the tournament, they haven’t been able to win the title so far.
Kings XI Punjab Owners– Ness Wadia, Preity Zinta, Karan Paul, and Mohit Burman.
Captain– R Ashwin
Head of cricket operations and strategy – Virender Sehwag
Head coach – Brad Hodge
Assistant coach – Mithun Manhas
Bowling coach – Venkatesh Prasad
Fielding coach – Nishanta Bordoloi
Home Ground- PCA Stadium, Mohali
Shaun Marsh- The Aussie has been a run machine for Kings XI Punjab and since the first edition, he has led the batting department. Marsh is known for his big scores which took Punjab over the lines on most occasions.
George Bailey – Bailey as an individual didn’t make any outstanding contribution, but as a leader, he was a maverick that revolutionized IPL and took them to finals. Bailey’s cool and uncluttered captaincy has been one of the highlights of Punjab’s performances in IPL.
David Miller– Miller took IPL by storm during his inaugural season as he notched up several incredible performances. A power-hitter, Miller’s ability to score boundaries at will, delivered Punjab several memorable moments.
Glenn Maxwell – Unorthodox style, blunt aggression, and tremendous power define Maxwell, who literally revolutionized IPL with Miller as they both attacked leaving nothing behind in the middle overs.
Axar Patel- Punjab’s unsung hero, Axar has bowled with great control in games where bowling has been nothing less than a nightmare. Tight lines and accuracy make him lethal during middle overs.
Other notable players- Yuvraj Singh, Sandeep Sharma, Mandeep Singh, Adam Gilchrist, Irfan Pathan.
IPL 2018 Kings XI Punjab Current Squad-
R Ashwin, KL Rahul, Karun Nair, David Miller, Marcus Stoinis, Mujeeb Zadran, Mayank Rana, Manoj Tiwary, Yuvraj Singh, Ankit Singh Rajpoot, Andrew Tye, Barinder Sran, Aaron Finch, Mayank Dagar, Ben Dwarshuis, Akshdeep Nath, Manzoor Dar, Pradeep Sahu, Chris Gayle.