Kings XI Punjab is one of those three teams who has not won any IPL title yet. Despite being a world-class player their performance always turned upside down. They are playing from the very beginning of the IPL (2008), they were very close in 2014 but could not succeed in winning the final against Kolkata Knight Riders.
For the 2019 season of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Kings XI Punjab retained some of the key players, bought some new and released under-performing players.
Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) released some big players like Aaron Finch, Yuvraj Singh, Axar Patel, Manoj Tiwary, Mohit Sharma and Retained some star players such as Chris Gayle, David Miller, R Ashwin, Lokesh Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Andrew Tye, Mujeeb Ur Rahman.
Kings XI Punjab is very excited to win this time, cleverly used their salary cap at the IPL auction 2019. They bagged mystery spinner Varun Chakaravarthy in the whopping amount of Rs 8.4 crore. They also bought England’s young sensation Sam Curran for Rs 7.2 crore and West Indian Nicholas Pooran for Rs 4.2 crore.
KXIP added Australian all-rounder Moises Henriques to fill the spot of Marcus Stoinis, who traded with RCB also bought Mohammed Shami for the price of Rs. 4.8 crore. They also included some uncapped players like Sarfaraz Khan, Darshan Nalkande, Arshdeep Singh, Prabhsimran Singh, Agnivesh Ayachi and Harpreet Brar.
The Kings traded Marcus Stoinis for Mandeep Singh with Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Kings XI Punjab Team 2019 Players List
Kings XI Punjab Retained Players List: Ravichandran Ashwin, Lokesh Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Ankit Rajpoot, Chris Gayle, Andrew Tye, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, David Miller.
Kings XI Punjab Released Players List: Yuvraj Singh, Axar Patel, Manoj Tiwary, Mohit Sharma, Barinder Sran, Akshdeep Nath, Pardeep Sahu, Mayank Dagar, Aaron Finch, Ben Dwarshuis, Manzoor Dar.
KXIP Players Bought: Sarfaraz Khan, Varun Chakaravarthy, Mohammad Shami, Murugan Ashwin, Nicholas Pooran, Moises Henriques, Sam Curran, Hardus Viljoen, Arshdeep Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Prabhsimran Singh, Agnivesh Ayachi, Harpreet Brar.
Traded: Marcus Stoinis for Mandeep Singh with RCB
Salary Cap Available: 36.20 crore
Available Slots: 15; Indian 11, Overseas 4
Kings XI Punjab Full Squad 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, Murugan Ashwin.
Kings XI Punjab Predicted Playing XI
Chris Gayle, KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Mandeep Singh, Moises Henriques/David Miller, Varun Chakravarthy, R Ashwin (capt), Andrew Tye, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Ankit Rajpoot/Mohammed Shami.
Note: The probable playing 11 has been assembled by considering the previous performances of players.
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