IPL Punjab Team Players
Kings XI Punjab IPL team players
KXIP player list is placed here. The Kings XI Punjab came into the ninth edition of the Indian Premier League with the hopes of turning their bad luck around. After finishing at the bottom place in the 2016 season, they brought new names in their squad, in an attempt to reach the playoffs at the least. Punjab kings xi players list is placed below.
However, things barely went according to the plan for the Kings XI. To begin with, three of their key overseas players couldn’t play for the team – Shaun Marsh and Glenn Maxwell succumbed to injuries, while Marcus Stoinis flew to Australia for personal reasons. Amidst this, the pressure fell on the shoulders of Murali Vijay and Hashim Amla to perform in the batting department.
The side also boasted of the Protean batsman David Miller in the opening order, but the international players simply failed to step up to the mark. The highest run scorer for the side last season was Vijay, who certainly did his job as a captain last year. With 453 runs in 14 innings, no other batsman came even remotely close to matching that tally.
Moving on to the bowling department, over here too it was the Indian performers who played the best. This is certainly not surprising, considering that Stoinis wasn’t a regular in the playing XI. Sandeep Sharma was the best bowler for the team, as he took 15 wickets in 14 matches. He was complimented well by Axar Patel and Mohit Sharma, who took 13 wickets each. The side also had the Australian seamer Mitchell Johnson, who played only three matches in the tournament. This is certainly quite surprising, given that he is one of the best pacers in the world.
This year though, things are expected to be a lot more different as they have roped in Martin Guptill, Eoin Morgan, Darren Sammy, Varun Aaron and Matt Henry to strengthen the respective departments. Currently led by Glenn Maxwell, the team has roped in Virender Sehwag as their head coach.
Kings XI have had their share of troubles in litigation based issues and with the performance of their team members. There is one question which the viewers would be looking to get answered. When will the Kings of Punjab ascend like kings? Well, the current squad might just be the team to do this. All we can do as of now is to wait for the tournament to begin to have our questions answered. With two seasons in the bottom already, it will be interesting to see if they can break the jinx at their third attempt. Kings XI Punjab roster 2017 is placed below.
KXIP Team 2017
Kings XI Punjab team list of players for IPL 2017 is placed below;
|INDIAN PLAYERS||FOREIGN PLAYERS|
|Manan Vohra||Glenn Maxwell (Captain)|
|Armaan Jafeer||David Miller|
|Axar Patel||Shaun Marsh|
|Anureet Singh||Hashim Amla|
|Gurkeerat Singh||Marcus Stoinis|
|Mohit Sharma||Matt Henry|
|Nikhil Naik||Eoin Morgan|
|Pardeep Sahu||Martin Guptill|
|Sandeep Sharma||Darren Sammy|
|Ishant Sharma (replaced injured Murali Vijay)|