IPL Punjab Team Players
Kings XI Punjab 2019 team players
KXIP player list is placed here. If there’s one team that has tried almost everything in the previous seasons and come out without too much success, it’s the Kings XI Punjab but the decision to appoint Mike Hesson as their coach might have been their best call. Now, they would want to select their best possible team going into the IPL 2019, something they haven’t often done. Punjab kings xi players list is placed below.
Punjab have also let go of a lot of their players from the previous season and it comes as no surprise given how poorly they went in the latter half of the competition. Aaron Finch, the Aussie captain in ODIs and T20Is, has been let go for some reason that’s difficult to fathom but it could be down to Cricket Australia’s decision not to allow their players to feature in all the games of the IPL this year because of the World Cup.
Others who have been released are Axar Patel, the left-arm spinner who has generally been unable to deliver the goods for his side, seam bowler Mohit Sharma, and even Yuvraj Singh who has struggled even in domestic cricket and will need to resurrect his career by scoring heavily in some form of the game or the other.
The Kings XI Punjab, however, have retained the core of their side from the previous season. Chris Gayle, for instance, hadn’t been picked in the first few rounds of the auction but when he was finally brought in, he managed to hammer away and seal his spot for this season too. KL Rahul was an out-an-out success and was a no-brainer, but other than that, the likes of Andrew Tye, one of the best T20 bowlers around, Afghanistan spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman and David Miller will add value as overseas players.
Indian players include Mayank Agarwal, Ankit Rajpoot, Karun Nair and Ravichandran Ashwin all of whom had middling success last season and would so hope they can change things around for a franchise that has managed to reach the semi-finals only twice over 11 years.
The salary cap budget still available for Punjab is Rs.36.2 crore and they can fill up to 11 Indian players and four foreigners if they wish to for this rather long T20 competition. Kings XI Punjab roster 2019 is placed below.
KXIP Team 2019 Players List
Retained: Andrew Tye, Ankit Rajpoot, Chris Gayle, David Miller, Ravichandran Ashwin, Karun Nair, Lokesh Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Released: Aaron Finch, Akshdeep Nath, Axar Patel, Barinder Sran, Ben Dwarshuis, Manoj Tiwary, Mayank Dagar, Manzoor Dar, Mohit Sharma, Pardeep Sahu, Yuvraj Singh
Traded: Marcus Stoinis for Mandeep Singh