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The land of Punjab holds a lot of historical significance. Right from the times of pre, during and after the Indo-Pak partition, Punjab has been ruling the pages of history across generations. Presently, the mouth-watering North Indian food, the Golden Temple, chilled lassi, Amritsari Chole Kulche and lots more are what one would associate with Punjab. Another of the several feathers that can be added to the hat of Punjab is the KXIP team. The team is full of exuberance and does not fear any challenge.

Kings XI Punjab IPL has been making a place in the hearts of its fans ever since its inclusion amidst the league of the IPL giants. The team is owned by the renowned celebrities like Preity Zinta, Mohit Burman, Ness Wadia and Karan Paul. They are trying their level best to haul a team with the best of the stars in the field of cricket and carving a niche for their Kings XI Punjab IPLteam.

Kings XI Punjab Team History

Established in the year 2008, Kings XI Punjab is a franchise cricket team. As the name goes, it is based in Punjab, more precisely in Mohali. The Kings XI Punjab team has been one of the earliest teams to be a part of the IPL and has been in the league right from the inception of IPL. The home matches of KXIP team were played at the PCA Stadium in Mohali. Since the recent past, Kings XI Punjab has also been playing some of their home matches in Dharamsala as well as Indore.

Kings 11 Punjab had topped the league table in the 2014 season and finished off as the runners-up. Since then Kings XI Punjab has made only a single playoff appearance in 12 seasons.

Shaun Marsh, Piyush Chawla, Kumar Sangakkara, Hasim Amla, Karan Goel, Ryan Harris, Siddharth Chitnis, Rishi Dhawan, Ranadeb Bose, James Hopes, David Hussey, Mahela Jayawardene, Mitchell Johnson and others have been some of the former and earliest Kings XI Punjab players. KXIP is known for its integrity, humility, commitment and sportsman spirits on and off the cricket grounds.

The Kings XI Punjab IPL matches had been all about performances and spectacular batting, bowling and fielding. The Kings XI Punjab squad 2020 is mentored and coached by none other than the Indian cricket superstar, Anil Kumble. Under his guidance and mentorship, the present Kings XI Punjab team is sure of success and wants to learn from their past mistakes. With such an arrangement, the Kings XI Punjab IPLmatches are definitely going to be legendary.

Kings XI Punjab Owner

Preity Zinta, Mohit Burman, Ness Wadia and Karan Paul are the Kings XI Punjab owners. The squad owners are visionary and farsighted which makes them have a keen eye for fresh talent and the true spirits of sportsmanship. Thus, they have been auctioning their players and have spent crores to no end. Following this, they have managed to secure a team of promising players.

Here’s a Brief Overview of the Multi-Faceted Owners of Kings 11 Punjab owners.

  • Preity Zinta (23%) is a famous Bollywood actress who is married to Gene Goodenough. She has been one of the pioneer owners of IPL teams and also the first to hold ownership of Kings 11 Punjab.
  • Ness Wadia (23%) is an Indian businessman and also is the managing director of Bombay Burmah Trading Corporation. Wadia is a mastermind when it comes to strategically laying out a list of players.
  • Mohit Burman (46%) is currently the managing director of Elephant Capital plc, a public limited company, listed on the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange. Burman is a well-known business tycoon and it goes unsaid that he has invested in the most ideal players.
  • Karan Paul (8%) is the chairman of the Apeejay Surrendra Group and is one of India's oldest and largest privately-owned family businesses. Paul has helped in roping some of the most sought-after cricketers in the Kings 11 Punjab team.

KXIP is co-owned by them all without anyone’s monopoly. The four Kings XI Punjab owners owners have good communication among them and together they have decided upon retaining, removing and buying players for their Kings XI Punjab team. As a Kings XI Punjab owner, each one of them shoulders the responsibility of the publicity of the team and the reputation of the team members. Besides that, they also keep the spirits of the Kings XI Punjab players high and booming all the through the league.

Kings XI Punjab Players

Knowing the Kings XI Punjab 2020 team a little better would make any fan become an ardent follower of it. The team is going to exhibit some fresh and also experienced talents on the match days. Let us now help you to know them a little more in detail.

  • Chris Gayle needs no introduction to cricket and the IPL fans. Gayle has to live up to a lot of expectations and he seems to be in the right spirits and form to shoulder the responsibilities on the crease.
  • KL Rahul has been chosen as the captain of the Kings 11 Punjab team for his cool-minded personality and consistent team performances in the Indian team.
  • Mandeep Singh, aged 29 years is an all-rounder and is a right-handed batsman. He is even a right-armed medium bowler and is here to rock the Kings 11 Punjab2021 squad.
  • Riley Meredith is an overseas player. At an age of 24 years, Riley is already a potent right-arm fast bowler and can even bat right-handedly. Thus, making him a good choicefor Kings XI Punjab IPL 2020to bat and bowl both.

These are the four of the topmost KXIP team 2020 players. You must keep your eyes open to find some more shining stars in the Kings XI Punjab team. The team is replete with talented and industrious bowlers, fielders, batsmen and all-rounders.

KXIPbought cricketer Shahrukh Khan, after his performance in the Tamil Nadu Premier League 2019, for Punjab Kings in IPL 2021 auction. The franchise spent a fortune of Rs.5.25 crore to induct the Indian all-rounder in Kings XI Punjab IPL. The English cricketer Dawid Malan, was Kings XI Punjab’s other extravagant purchase in the IPL 2021 auction. A base price of Rs. 1.5 crore was spent by the KXIP owners to bring him on the team.

Kings XI Punjab Statistics

Cricket matches are all about strategies and statistics! Here is a quick snippet of the graph that rightly depicts Kings XI Punjab’swinning chances from 2011 to 2020. Kings XI Punjab’s IPLperformance has not been consistent. With a very impressive win percentage in some of the years, they have been ruling the making their own place on the charts of the IPL matches since 2011.

  • Their win percentage has been around 50% in the first three years, 2011, 2012 and 2013.
  • KXIP’s efforts bore the desired results in the year 2014 when the graph crossed the bars and their chances to win went above 70%, aiming at a close win-win situation.
  • Unfortunately in the year 2015, the Kings XI Punjab team faced a massive downfall in the win percentage and was hell-broken when the chances tipped below 20%.
  • 2016 saw a little improvement in the Kings XI Punjab team performance but they failed to put up an impressive show in this IPL season as well.
  • By the 2017 IPL season, KXIP had once again pledged to improve their performances and their winning chances scaled up to almost 50%.
  • The following years, 2018, 2019 and 2020 saw an average performance that remained around a bit over 40% winning chances, which definitely was not good enough for them.

The Kings XI Punjab 2020 players have to brace themselves to put up a great show and put in every effort to win the league this time. With a strong team and a marvellous coach like Anil Kumble, Kings XI Punjab 2020 teamcan surely deliver nothing but their best.

Kings XI Punjab Squad for 2021

Kings XI Punjab is going about with a strong team after having retained, released and added players. Many players had to be laid off from the past Kings XI Punjab squad 2020team and some of the best had to be absorbed. The team still looks brighter, smarter and stronger with exclusive players like:

  • KL Rahul (Wicketkeeper)
  • Arshdeep Singh (Bowler)
  • Chris Gayle (Batsman)
  • Darshan Nalkande (Bowler)
  • Harpreet Brar (Bowler)
  • Mandeep Singh (Batsman)
  • Mayank Agarwal (Batsman)
  • Mohammad Shami (Bowler)
  • Murugan Ashwin (Bowler)
  • Nicholas Pooran (Wicketkeeper)
  • Sarfaraz Khan (Batsman)
  • Deepak Hooda (Batsman)
  • Ishan Porel (Bowler)
  • Ravi Bishnoi (Bowler)
  • Chris Jordan (Bowler)
  • Prabhsimran Singh (Wicketkeeper)
  • Jhye Richardson (Bowler)
  • Riley Meredith (Bowler)
  • Shahrukh Khan (Batsman)
  • Moises Henriques (All-Rounder)
  • Dawid Malan (Batsman)
  • Fabian Allen (All-Rounder)
  • Jalaj Saxena (All-Rounder)
  • Saurabh Kumar (Bowler)
  • Utkarsh Singh (All-Rounder)

The Kings XI Punjab 2020 team is ready with their squad and is preparing their winning strategies for every match that they will play.

KXIP Squad: Players to Watch Out?

The Kings XI Punjab Team has become a brand name in itself owing to the awesome Kings XI Punjab players. There is no doubt about the fact that the glory and the win of a team rest completely on the players. The coach guides and makes strategies but the ultimate execution of the plan and ideas does rest upon the team.
Under the captaincy of an experienced and wise captain, even the most undermined Kings XI Punjab players have excelled. Then why cannot a team like Kings XI Punjab scale the heights of every match?

Therefore, when we talk about the Kings XI Punjab IPL 2020 we just cannot let go of the Kings XI Punjab players. Knowing about them becomes quite obvious when you are a true blue fan of this team and want to know what to expect from the players. Let us now take a closer look at some of the brightest stars of Kings XI Punjab 2020.

KL Rahul

Before heading the Kings XI Punjab team, KL Rahul was known in his intimate circle as a person with extremely high academic standards. He was born and brought up in Karnataka at the National Institute of Technology. Rahul has played in a total of 81 IPL matches and is all set to bring a storm in a teacup with his Kings XI Punjab team members even before the IPL season begins.

As the captain of KXIP, KL Rahul promises to show some extraordinary sportsmanship. However, he has no history of bowling and has scored 2647 runs in his IPL career so far.

Chris Gayle

Kings XI Punjab should be rocking all of their Kings XI Punjab IPL 2020 matches with Chris Gayle on their team. This 41-year old left-handed batsman hails from Jamaica and has played a total of 132 IPL matches. Now, that is really impressive! Being one of the members of the Kings XI Punjab team, Gayle can also show some skills in bowling since he has been in this field for so long.

  • Mohd. Shami

Shami adds the right amount of balance between his batting and bowling career. And he can be the trump card for Kings XI Punjab this time. Having bowled in 63 IPL matches, Shami harbours the talent that is needed in a tense match condition. As a Kings XI Punjab 2020 player, Mohammed Shami promises to exhibit his best skills and sportsmanship. The Kings XI Punjab team would really be lucky if Kings XI Punjab can let Shami bowl to his heart’s content and let him get enough wickets for his team.

  • Nicholas Pooran

A prodigy in himself, Nicholas Pooran has been ‘killing it’ in the IPL and thus, Kings XI Punjab has made a great choice by choosing him. Among all the Kings XI Punjab players, Pooran is a shining star who knows how to pull through an entire match with a substantial amount of support from his Kings XI Punjab squad 2020.

  • Prabhsimran Singh

Prabhsimran Singh is an Indian wicketkeeper as well as a batsman. He has been chosen by the Kings XI Punjab teamowners because of his strategies to score the most out of trying match situations.

Mandeep Singh, Mayank Agarwal, Deepak Hooda and Darshan Nalkande are some of the other gems you must look out for in the Kings XI Punjab teamfor the IPL 2021 season.

Punjab Kings

Kings XI Punjab has been renamed as Punjab Kings. The team will henceforth be addressed as Punjab Kings with effect from the IPL season 2021. They are going to be one of the eight teams that are going to compete for the IPL trophy and try beyond their very best to bag it at any cost.

The Kings XI Punjab owner has announced that along with the change in their name, they have tried to bring in new players to the team. The owners have retained 16 Kings XI Punjab players and have released 9 from the old Kings XI Punjab squad.

Retained Kings XI Punjab Players: KL Rahul, Arshdeep Singh, Chris Gayle, Darshan Nalkande, Harpreet Brar, Mandeep Singh, Mayank Agarwal, Mohammad Shami, Murugan Ashwin, Nicholas Pooran, Sarfaraz Khan, Deepak Hooda, Ishan Porel, Ravi Bishnoi, Chris Jordan, Prabhsimran Singh

  • Released Kings XI Punjab Players: Glenn Maxwell, Sheldon Cottrell, Mujeeb Zadran, Hardus Viljoen, James Neesham, Krishnappa Gowtham, Karun Nair, Jagadeesha Suchith, Tajinder Singh Dhillon
  • Added Kings XI Punjab Players: Dawid Malan, Riley Meredith, Jhye Richardson, Shahrukh Khan, Jalaj Saxena, Moises Henriques, Utkarsh Singh, Fabian Allen, Saurabh Kumar

Kings XI Punjab FAQs

The FAQs given below are going to clear any further doubts that you may have regarding the Kings XI Punjab team and any other aspect of the Indian Premier League that you want to know about.

  • Is Kings 11 Punjab out of IPL?

Definitely not. Kings XI Punjab team is very much a part of the IPL 2021. It really does not make any difference that the Kings XI Punjab Team has changed its name. Moreover, Kings XI Punjab is here to show their skills and awesome strategies better than before.

  • How many times did Kings XI Punjab win?

With an impressive and stunning performance, Kings XI Punjab has bagged 11 of the IPL matches out of the 14 matches that Kings XI Punjab has played. Their distinct performance has boosted their level of confidence and has nudged them further to deliver their utmost this time!

  • Has Punjab won any IPL?

Despite putting up a great show in so many stunning matches, Punjab has never won a single IPL title. Though Kings XI Punjab had their eyes on the trophy for long, just like all the other teams, sadly they have not had the pleasure to take home the IPL trophy till now.

  • Who is the captain of Kings XI Punjab 2021?

OurIndia wicketkeeper-batsman KL Rahul has been named the new captain of Kings XI Punjab for the 2021 IPL. Under the new Kings XI Punjab team management, Rahul gets a glorious chance to present his talent in the field of cricket and who knows perhaps under his captaincy, the team would make its first win of the IPL title.

  • Which team is Chris Gayle in IPL 2021?

The West Indies-born, left-handed and super talented Chris Gayle is one of the vital pawns of the Kings XI Punjab team. He is a complete entertainer, both on and off the field. After having conquered the hearts of the Royal Challengers Bangalore supporters, Gayle is in perfect form and high spirits to do the same for the Kings XI Punjab die-hard fans.

  • What team does Preity Zinta own?

Kings XI Punjab owner is not only Preity Zinta but Mohit Burman, Ness Wadia and Karan Paul also co-own this Kings XI Punjab team that is based in Mohali. Under this strong and well-guided management, the team has seen and felt the presence of many talented cricketers.

  • Who is the opener of Kings XI Punjab?

KL Rahul, the captain of the Kings XI Punjab squad 2020 is the opening batsman. He is going to open the match along with Mayank Agarwal who stands next in the line. The competent pair is followed by some of the most promising Kings XI Punjab players like Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, Arshdeep Singh, Murugan Ashwin and others.

  • Which players did KXIP retain before the 2021 auctions?

KL Rahul, Mohd. Shami, Nicholas Pooran, Chris Jordan, Ravi Bishnoi, Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, Mayank Agarwal, Prabhsimran Singh, Deepak Hooda, Darshan Nalkande, Sarfaraz Khan, Murugan Ashwin, Arshdeep Singh, Ishan Porel and Harpreet Brar are the players that Kings XI Punjab 2020 has retained.

  • Who were the players released by KXIP before the 2021 auctions?

The Kings XI Punjab team also had to say goodbye to some of its former players like Glenn Maxwell, Karun Nair, Hardus Viljoen, Jagadeesha Suchith, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Sheldon Cottrell, Jimmy Neesham, Krishnappa Gowtham and Tajinder Singh.

  • Who were the players bought by KXIP in the 2021 auctions?

The Kings XI Punjab 2020 players bought by Punjab Kings are Dawid Malan (Rs 1.5 crore), Jhye Richardson (Rs 14 crore), Shahrukh Khan (Rs 5.25 crore), Riley Meredith (Rs 8 crore), Moises Henriques (Rs 4.20 crore), Jalaj Saxena (Rs 30 lakh), Saurabh, Kumar (Rs 20 lakh), Fabian Allen (Rs 75 lakh) and Utkarsh Singh (Rs 20 lakh).

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