Home Ground: PCA Stadium, Mohali
Captain: Ravichandran Ashwin
Coach: Mike Hesson
IPL 2018 Result: 7th in points table
Best Result: Finalist of IPL 2014
Released: Aaron Finch, Axar Patel, Mohit Sharma, Yuvraj Singh, Barinder Sran, Ben Dwarshuis, Manoj Tiwary, Akshdeep Nath, Pardeep Sahu, Mayank Dagar and Manzoor Dar
Purchased: Varun Chakaravarthy, Sam Curran, Mohammed Shami, Prabhsimran Singh, Nicolas Pooran, Moises Henriques, Hardus Viljoen,Darshan Nalkande, Sarfaraz Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Agnivesh Ayachi, Harpreet Brar and Murugan Ashwin
In a bid to revive their fortunes within the Indian Premier League, Kings XI Punjab strengthened their squad by snapping up thirteen players in the IPL auction - highest among eight teams. Chris Gayle, who remained unsold in the 2018 auction was bought by Kings XI Punjab and Gayle proved out to be the dangerous player in the last year of IPL with his big sixes. Along with Gayle, KL Rahul supported him with his power-pack performance. Being appointed as a captain for the first time, Ravichandran Ashwin tried his level best to escalate his team to win the tag of IPL 2018 but unfortunately couldn't make it.
Being bought for a whopping 8.4 crores from the actual base price, Varun Chakaravarthy caught every franchise's attention with his best performance in Tamil Nadu Premier League, We expect the marvellous performance from this debutant in the IPL as well.
Mujeeb Ur Rahman will be the player to watch out with his bowling skills and David Miller is best known in IPL for his power hitting, We cannot forget the century he scored in 38 balls which is the third fastest century in IPL.
Sam Curran and Nihcolas Pooran are the other key players to watchout in this IPL.
In this 12th edition of Indian Premier League, Kings XI Punjab will play their first match against Rajasthan Royals on 25th March at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur. Unlike past editions of IPL let's hope Kings XI Punjab shows title winning performance this year.
Kings XI Punjab Squad for IPL 2019
Ravichandran Ashwin (Captain), Lokesh Rahul, Chris Gayle, Andrew Tye, Mayank Agarwal, Ankit Rajpoot, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Karun Nair, David Miller, Mandeep Singh, Varun Chakaravarthy, Sam Curran, Mohammed Shami, Prabhsimran Singh, Nicolas Pooran, Moises Henriques, Hardus Viljoen, Darshan Nalkande, Sarfaraz Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Agnivesh Ayachi, Harpreet Brar and Murugan Ashwin