IPL 2020 UAE: Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) Team Profile Overview, Stats, Auctions Analysis, Season-Wise Performance, Full Schedule and Squad

Kings XI Punjab look all set for yet another season of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

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The Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) is speck-like Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). They always had some of the best players in their squad like Adam Gilchrist and Virender Sehwag but they never managed to win the IPL title.

Similarly, in 2018, under the captaincy of Ravichandran Ashwin, they started off the block like a bullet but suffered a form swoop towards the end.

The Mohali based franchise had plenty of off-screen drama going on into IPL 2020 auction. After waiting till the end of the IPL 2020 auction, KXIP concludes KL Rahul as their new skipper.

Kings XI Punjab: Team Overview

The side has a new head coach, former Indian captain Anil Kumble. Former Australia and KXIP pacer Brett Lee believes having him around will be a boost for the side. Kings XI have counteracted the side out more so than in previous seasons, where heavy confidence on certain players meant their contour fizzled out towards the second half of the season.

Strengths

There are plenty of match-winners in their squad. It starts with skipper KL Rahul, opens the innings and can take the game away from the opponents.

Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair and all-rounder Jimmy Neesham are a combination of power and class.

They also have power hitters like Chris Gayle and Glenn Maxwell. They have a potent bowling unit too, including Mohammad Shami, M Ashwin, Mujib ur Rahman, Chris Jordan and Sheldon Cottrell.

Weaknesses

The franchise has a largely impressive first line up but their back up does not inspire that much confidence. If the opening line up fails then the whole squad can go down very quickly as we had seen in the past two seasons.

They have very good young talent but they are untested in the suburbs of the IPL. Chris Gayle Gayle is still a force to reckon but is 41 and also stayed away from the field for very long time.

Kings XI Punjab: Season Wise Performance

YearCaptainRankTop BatsmanRunsTop BowlerWicketsWin %
2019Ravichandran Ashwin6thKL Rahul593Mohammad Shami1942.85
2018Ravichandran Ashwin7thKL Rahul659Andrew Tye2442.85
2017Glenn Maxwell5thHashim Amla420Sandeep Sharma1750
2016David Miller8thMurali Vijay453Sandeep Sharma1528.57
2015George Bailey8thDavid Miller357Anureet Singh1527.27
2014George Bailey2ndGlenn Maxwell552Sandeep Sharma1870.59
2013Adam Gilchrist6thDavid Miller418Azhar Mahmood1550
2012Adam Gilchrist6thMandeep Singh432Parvinder Awana1750
2011Adam Gilchrist5thShaun Marsh504Ryan Harris1650
2010Kumar Sangakkara8thMahela Jayawardene439Irfan Pathan1528.57
2009Yuvraj Singh5thYuvraj Singh340Irfan Pathan1750
2008Yuvraj Singh3rdShaun Marsh616S. Sreesanth1966.67

Kings XI Punjab: Team Stats

Batting

  • Most Runs: Shaun Marsh (2477)
  • Most 100’s: Hasim Amla (2)
  • Most 50’s: Shaun Marsh (20)
  • Best Batting Average: KL Rahul- 54.43
  • Best Strike Rate: Sam Curran – 172.72
  • Most 6’s: David Millar (91)
  • Highest Individual Score: Virender Sehwag (122)

Bowling

  • Most Wickets: Piyush Chawla (84)
  • Best Bowling Figures: Ankit Rajpoot- 4-14-5
  • Most 4 Wickets: Andrew Tye (3)
  • Most 5 Wickets: Ankit Rajpoot (1)

Here is the List of Kings XI Punjab IPL 2020 fixtures, venues and match timings

DAY & DATEMATCHTIME (in IST)VENUE
September 20, SundayDelhi Capitals vs Kings XI Punjab7:30 PMDubai
September 24, ThursdayKings XI Punjab vs Royal Challengers Bangalore7:30 PMDubai
September 27, SundayRajasthan Royals vs Kings XI Punjab7:30 PMSharjah
October 1, ThursdayKings XI Punjab vs Mumbai Indians7:30 PMAbu Dhabi
October 4, SundayKings XI Punjab vs Chennai Super Kings7.30 PMDubai
October 8, ThursdaySunrisers Hyderabad vs Kings XI Punjab7.30 PMDubai
October 10, SaturdayKings XI Punjab vs Kolkata Knight Riders3.30 PMAbu Dhabi
October 15, ThursdayRoyal Challengers Bangalore vs Kings XI Punjab7.30 PMSharjah
October 18, SundayMumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab7.30 PMDubai
October 20, TuesdayKings XI Punjab vs Delhi Capitals7.30 PMDubai
October 24, SaturdayKings XI Punjab vs Sunrisers Hyderabad7.30 PMDubai
October 26, MondayKolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab7.30 PMSharjah
October 30, FridayKings XI Punjab vs Rajasthan Royals7.30 PMAbu Dhabi
November 1, SundayChennai Super Kings vs Kings XI Punjab3.30 PMAbu Dhabi

Kings XI Punjab: 2020 Auction Buys and Trades

The Anil Kumble headed Team management did a terrific job at the auction. Retrieving 2 of the top 5 costliest buys in the auction they picked Glenn Maxwell and Sheldon Cottrell.

Alongside these two, they obtained Chris Jordan, Deepak Hooda, James Neesham, K Gowtham to name a few decent investments.

Kings XI Punjab Full Squad for IPL 2020

Karun Nair, KL Rahul (C&WK), Mandeep Singh, Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran (WK), PrabSimran Singh, Sarfaraz Khan, Chris Gayle, Darshan Nalkande, Deepak Hooda, Glenn Maxwell, Harpreet Brar, James Neesham, K Gowtham, Tajinder Singh, Arshdeep Singh, Chris Jordan, Hardus Viljoen, Ishan Porel, J Suchith, Mohammed Shami, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Murugan Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Sheldon Cottrell

Also Read: IPL 2020 UAE: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Team Profile Overview, Stats, Auctions Analysis, Season-Wise Performance, Full Schedule and Squad

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