IPL 2019: Everything You Need to Know About Kings XI Punjab Team

Kings XI Punjab is said to be one of the strong teams with his aggressive batting line up, but the team has failed in the previous IPL seasons. KXIP had only qualified in playoffs twice in which once they ended up to be the runners-up.

Kings XI Punjab IPL Team 2019

KXIP in IPL Auction 2019

KXIP had retained only 9 players from their IPL 2018 squad and have bought 13 players in the IPL 2019 Auction, which include Mohammad Shami (Rs 4.2 cr), Prabhsimran Singh (Rs 4.8 cr), Sam Curran (Rs 7.2 cr), Varun Chakaravarthy (Rs 8.4 cr). IPL KXIP team 2019 is all set to play the IPL 12 season with 9 Batsmen, 6 all-rounders, 3 Spinners and 5 Pacers.

Kings XI Punjab Squad 2019

KXIP Team IPL 2019

Batsman All-rounders Spinners Pacers
Mayank Agarwal Moises Henriques* Ravichandran Ashwin Mohammed Shami*
Mandeep Singh Varun Chakaravarthy Mujeeb Ur Rahman Arshdeep Singh*
David Miller Sam Curran* Murugan Ashwin* Andrew Tye
Karun Nair Darshan Nalkande Hardus Vilojen*
Chris Gayle Agnivesh Ayachi* Ankit Rajpoot
Lokesh Rahul (wk) Harpreet Brar*
Sarfaraz Khan*
Nicholas Pooran (wk)*
Prabhsimran Singh (wk)*

– * Denotes the Players purchased from the IPL Auction 2019

KXIP Strength and Weakness

Strengths of Team KXIP

KL Rahul and Chris Gayle will be the batting mainstay. A lot will depend on how these two play at the top. Gayle has been in an outstanding form recently as he showcased that in the ODI series against England.

Weaknesses of Team KXIP

But somehow, the middle-order is lacking punch. David Miller, who once used to be a force to reckon with for Kings XI Punjab, isn’t that big a threat anymore. However, the bowling department looks strong due to the presence of Andrew Tye, Ravichandran Ashwin and Mohammed Shami.

Kings XI Punjab Best XI

KL Rahul (wk), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Mandeep Singh, David Miller, Varun Chakravarthy, Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Mohammed Shami, Andrew Tye

Kings XI Punjab Coaches and Administration staff

Owners Ness Wadia, Preity Zinta, Mohit Burman, Karan Paul, Prithvi Raj Singh Oberoi
Chief Executive Officer Satish Menon
Head Coach Mike Hesson
Batting Coach  Sridharan Sriram
Bowling Coach Ryan Harris
High-Performance Coach Prasanna Agoram
Fielding Coach Craig McMillan
Wicket Keeping Coach Kiran More
Strength & Conditioning Coach Nishant Thakur
Team Analyst Aashish Tuli
Manager Varoon Parmar
Technical Coach Shyamal Vallabhjee
Physiotherapist Brett Harrop
Masseur Naresh Kumar
Yoga Teacher Manoj Kumar

KXIP Home Ground

Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Chandigarh

The Mohali stadium is the home ground of IPL franchise Kings XI Punjab. The stadium has the capacity of around 27,000 people.

Venue Stats – IPL
Total Matches 49
Matches won batting first 22
Matches won bowling first 27
Average 1st Inns scores 164
Average 2nd Inns scores 154
Highest total recorded 240/5 (20 Ov) by CSK vs KXIP
Lowest total recorded 67/10 (17.1 Ov) by DCS vs KXIP
Highest score chased 194/6 (20 Ov) by KXIP vs DC
Lowest score defended 106/6 (10 Ov) by KXIP vs RCB

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