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The players of Kings XI Punjab, the Mohali-based franchise of Indian Premier League (IPL) owned by Preity Zinta, Ness Wadia, Karan Paul and Mohit Burman.

Kings XI Punjab

Kings XI PunjabKings XI Punjab, also The Mohali-based franchise of Indian Premier League (IPL), Kings XI Punjab has Yuvraj Singh was an 'Icon Player'. The team is owned by bigwigs like Preity Zinta (Bollywood actress), Ness Wadia (Bombay Dyeing), Karan Paul (Apeejay Surendera Group) and Mohit Burman (Dabur). Auctioned off at a price of US$ 76 million, Kings XI Punjab is currently coached by Darren Lehmann, a former Australian batsman. Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) Stadium, in Mohali, and Dharamshala (since 2010) makes up the home ground of the team.

The opening of the IPL 2008 did not prove too lucky for Kings XI Punjab, having lost the first as well as the second match. However, the team fought back and managed to gain a place in the semi-finals, where it was defeated by Chennai Super Kings. By the end of IPL 2008, the team stood at the second rank, above Chennai Super Kings, with 20 points and net run rate of +0.509. The team has Daler Mehendi, bhangra/pop singer, as its brand ambassador and its colors are light gray & red.

KXIP did not register any bids for the marque players. They instead chose to go for domestic names, while Mohit and Abbott were their biggest buys. However KXIP failed to address certain issues.

Logo
The logo of Kings XI Punjab comprises of a light grey shield, which has two lion heads in it, along with the team's name.

Year wise Team Performance

Year - Position
2008 - Semifinal
2009 - Fifth
2010 - Eighth
2011 - Fifth
2012 - Sixth
2013 - Sixth
2014 - Runner-up
2015 - Eighth
2016 - Eighth
2017 - Fifth
2018 - Seventh

Kings XI Punjab Players for 2019

Squad strength: 23 (Indian 15, overseas 8)

Players bought in the auction: 13

Total cost of squad after 2019 auction: INR 76.70 Crore

Purse at the end of the auction: INR. 3.7 Crore

Indians:

  • R Ashwin (Capt.)
  • Simran Singh (wk)
  • Harpreet Brar
  • M Ashwin
  • Arshdeep Singh
  • Sarfaraz Khan
  • Agnivesh Ayachi
  • Darshan Nalkande
  • Mohammed Shami
  • Lokesh Rahul (wk)
  • Varun Chakaravarthy
  • Ankit Rajpoot
  • Mayank Agarwal
  • Karun Nair
  • Mandeep Singh

Overseas:

  • Hardus Vilojen (SA)
  • Mujeeb Ur Rahman (Afg)
  • Niroshan Pooran (wk, WI)
  • Sam Curran (Eng)
  • Andrew Tye (Aus)
  • Chris Gayle (WI)
  • Moises Henriques (Aus)
  • David Miller (SA)

Administration and Support Staffs/Coaches:

  • Owners - Ness Wadia, Preity Zinta, Mohit Burman, Karan Paul
  • Chief Executive Officer - Satish Menon (India)
  • Head Coach - Mike Hesson (NZ)
  • Assistant Coach - Mithun Manhas (India)
  • Bowling Coach - Sridharan Sriram (India)
  • Fielding Coach - Nishanta Bordoloi (India)
  • Strength & Conditioning Coach - Nishant Thakur (India)
  • Team Analyst - Aashish Tuli (India)
  • Manager - Varoon Parmar (India)
  • Technical Coach - Shyamal Vallabhjee (India)
  • Physiotherapist - Amit Tyagi (India)
  • Masseur - Naresh Kumar (India)
  • Yoga Teacher - Manoj Kumar (India)
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