Kings XI Punjab
The Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) are a franchise cricket team based in Mohali (Chandigarh CR), Punjab, that plays in the Indian Premier League. Established in 2008, the franchise is jointly owned by Bollywood actress Preity Zinta, Ness Wadia, Mohit Burman and Karan Paul. The team plays its home matches at the PCA Stadium, Mohali. Since the 2010 IPL, they have been playing some of their home games at either Dharamsala or Indore.
|City||Mohali (Chandigarh CR), Punjab, India|
|Home ground||PCA Stadium, Mohali|
|Secondary home ground(s)||Holkar Stadium, Indore (Capacity : 30,000)|
|Kings XI Punjab in 2019|
The Kings XI Punjab's catchment areas are Kashmir, Jammu, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana, also evident from the letter sequence "K J H P H" in the banner of the team's logo. Apart from the 2014 season when they topped the league table and finished runners-up, the team has made only one other playoffs appearance in 11 seasons.
In 2007, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) created the cricket tournament Indian Premier League based on the Twenty20 format of the game. Franchises for eight cities were made available in an auction held in Mumbai on 20 February 2008. The team representing Punjab was bought by the Dabur group's Mohit Burman (46%), the Wadia group's Ness Wadia (23%), Preity Zinta (23%), and Saptarshi Dey of the Dey & Dey Group (minor stake). The group paid a total of $76 million to acquire the franchise. On 10 October 2010 the franchise agreements for the Kings XI Punjab and the Rajasthan Royals were terminated by the league, but the termination was repealed.
Expulsion from the IPL and returnEdit
Following the controversy surrounding the BCCI and Lalit Modi in 2010, the Indian Premier League announced that it had terminated the franchise contracts of Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals. The teams announced that they would take whatever legal action possible to remain in the Indian Premier League Initially the team tried to negotiate a solution with the league but when that couldn't be reached, they decided to file a case in Mumbai High Court accusing the IPL of getting rid of two teams so that when the bidding process starts for the 2012 IPL season the contract would be given to a more lucrative bidder
Kings XI Punjab was reinstated with involvement from the High Court.
The tournament got off to a slow start for the Kings XI Punjab, with the team losing their first two games. However, 94 runs by Kumar Sangakkara helped them to take game 3. Despite the absence of Brett Lee and Simon Katich (who were committed to tour the West Indies with Australia), the team found its groove. Powered by their balanced bowling lineup and effective top order, the team won 9 of its next 10 matches, clinching a berth in the semi-final, where their run in the tournament came to an end with a comprehensive 9-wicket loss to the Chennai Super Kings.
Shaun Marsh was arguably KXIP's star player in the inaugural IPL. The opener from Western Australia was overlooked in both IPL player auctions and was signed by the franchise on 9 April. He finished the tournament the Orange Cap holder - the award for the player with the most runs across the competition - with an average of 68.44 and a strike rate of 139.68 in 11 innings. Marsh managed to hit 1 century and 5 half-centuries across the course of the tournament.
Finishing as semi-finalists in 2008, Kings XI Punjab started with enormous ambitions to win the trophy. Their ambitions were supported by their new sponsors Emirates Airlines. With two available slots to fill the Punjab Kings made bids on Jerome Taylor and Yusuf Abdulla at the second IPL auction.
The team lost badly to Delhi Daredevils and Kolkata Knight Riders, however got back to form by beating the Royal Challengers, Rajasthan Royals and Mumbai Indians. Then the team witnessed a roller-coaster ride in their next eight matches with 4 wins and 4 losses. The team's semi-final hopes were crushed after losing to the Chennai Super Kings in their last match.
Kings XI Punjab lost six matches to Kolkata Knight Riders, Delhi Daredevils, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Deccan Chargers, Rajasthan Royals and Mumbai Indians but managed to win a match against Chennai Super Kings when the scores were level and the match went to a Super Over. Kings XI Punjab were boosted by the return of Brett Lee against Kolkata, but he was not at his best. Shaun Marsh returned in the match against Mumbai Indians. In spite of his good performance, which included a half century, the team lost the match. They ended IPL3 in last position.
Kings XI Punjab missed out on the play offs by 2 points (or 1 victory). This meant they finished 5th in the points table.
Kings XI Punjab finished in sixth place overall, winning eight matches out of sixteen.
Kings XI Punjab failed to qualify for the play-offs but batsmen David Miller played one of the innings of the tournament in the 51st match against the Royal Challengers Bangalore, as he smashed 101* off 38 deliveries and included 8 fours and 7 sixes. Coming in at 51-3 in the 8th over and chasing a target of 190, Miller rectified the game and led Punjab to a six wicket win with 2 overs remaining. Adam Gilchrist would retire at the end of the season.
Australia's T20I captain George Bailey was leading the squad for the 7th season. Other buys featured the likes of Virender Sehwag, Glenn Maxwell and Mitchell Johnson. Kings XI Punjab got the tournament off to a flyer, winning all of their first 5 games. The stand out player was Glenn Maxwell with his unorthodox and powerful hitting, scoring 95, 89 and 95 in his first 3 innings with a strike rate of over 200. There were many inning building innings from the veteran Indian batsman Virender Sehwag and young star Manan Vohra which made middle order batting easy and qualify to the playoffs. Due to a brilliant 122 run knock from Virender Sehwag against Chennai Super Kings in the semifinal, KXIP make their way to the final. In the final, they faced Kolkata Knight Riders where they batted first and set a good target of 199 owing to Wriddhiman Saha's brilliant 115* (which incidentally was the first ton in an IPL final). However, due to Manish Pandey's 94 off 50 balls and his teammates consistently high run rate, including Piyush Chawla's 13 off 5 balls, KKR were able to win the final by 3 wickets in the final over of the match.
Kings XI's first match was in their home stadium PCA Stadium, Mohali where they beat Hobart Hurricanes by 5 wickets, overhauling Hobart's 144-6 in 17.4 overs. Thisara Perera was named Man Of The Match with 2-17 and 35*, Glenn Maxwell top scored in the game with 43. They also won the second match beating the Barbados Tridents by 4 wickets. They also won their third match of the competition against the Northern Knights and qualified for the semi finals. They continued to win their final group match against the Cape Cobras but were knocked out of the tournament at the semi-final stage with a disappointing defeat against their IPL rivals the Chennai Super Kings, who went on to win the tournament.
George Bailey continued to lead the side during the 2015 season. Unfortunately, the team could not repeat the heroics of the previous season where they finished 2nd, winning just 3 of the 14 games and finishing 8th in the league. David Miller finished the season as top scorer with 357 runs and Anureet Singh finished the season as the top wicket taker with 15 wickets.
David Miller and Murali Vijay captained the team in the first and second half of the 2016 season. The team had another terrible run in the league finishing 8th once again with only 4 wins under their belt. Murali Vijay was the top scorer with 453 runs and Sandeep Sharma was the top wicket taker with lots of wickets, 15 wickets to be exact.
Virender Sehwag joined as head coach as the team looked to recover from two back-to-back last-place finishes in the league. He appointed Glenn Maxwell as the captain. Eoin Morgan, Darren Sammy and Hashim Amla joined the likes of David Miller in the team. The team missed out on a place in the play-offs by a last game defeat to Rising Pune SuperGiant and ended the season in 5th winning 7 out of their 14 games. Hashim Amla finished the season as top scorer with 420 runs including two centuries, and Sandeep Sharma was top wicket taker with 17 wickets.
Kings XI Punjab squad for the 2018 IPL season included internationals such as Ravichandran Ashwin, Yuvraj Singh, KL Rahul, Aaron Finch and Chris Gayle. Ashwin was appointed as captain and Brad Hodge as coach.
On 19 April 2018, Chris Gayle scored a fine century as Kings XI Punjab beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 15 runs.
Franchises confirmed the names of retained players for the 12th season of Indian Premier League. 2019 Indian Premiere League will play next year. KXIP Retained following players for next season; KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Andrew Tye, Mayank Agarwal, Ankit Rajpoot, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Karun Nair, David Miller and Ravichandran Ashwin. On the auction day(18 December 2018) KXIP snapped up new 13 players: Varun Chakaravarthy, Sam Curran, Mohammed Shami, Prabhsimran Singh, Nicholas Pooran, Moises Henriques, Hardus Viljoen, Darshan Nalkande, Sarfaraz Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Agnivesh Ayachi, Harpreet Brar, Murugan Ashwin.
In 2019, Punjab ended up on 6th position in the league table. KL Rahul was the highest run scorer for them with 593 runs in 14 mathces.
|Year||League table standing||Final standing|
|2008||2nd out of 8||Semifinalists (3rd)|
|2009||5th out of 8||5th|
|2010||8th out of 8||8th|
|2011||5th out of 10||5th|
|2012||6th out of 9||6th|
|2013||6th out of 9||6th|
|2014||1st out of 8||Runners-up|
|2015||8th out of 8||8th|
|2016||8th out of 8||8th|
|2017||5th out of 8||5th|
|2018||7th out of 8||7th|
|2019||6th out of 8||6th|
- Players with international caps are listed in bold.
- denotes a player who is currently unavailable for selection.
- denotes a player who is unavailable for rest of the season.
|No.||Name||Nat||Birth date||Batting style||Bowling style||Signed year||Salary|
|1||K. L. Rahul||18 April 1992||Right-handed||2018||₹11 crore (US$1.6 million)||Occasional wicket-keeper|
|10||David Miller||10 June 1989||Left-handed||Right-arm off break||2018||₹3 crore (US$430,000)||Overseas|
|14||Mayank Agarwal||16 February 1991||Right-handed||2018||₹1 crore (US$140,000)|
|18||Mandeep Singh||18 December 1991||Right-handed||Right-arm medium||2019|
|69||Karun Nair||6 December 1991||Right-handed||Right-arm off break||2018||₹5.6 crore (US$810,000)|
|97||Sarfaraz Khan||27 October 1997||Right-handed||2019||₹25 lakh (US$36,000)|
|333||Chris Gayle||21 September 1979||Left-handed||Right-arm off break||2018||₹2 crore (US$290,000)||Overseas|
|21||Moises Henriques[a]||1 February 1987||Right-handed||Right-arm medium-fast||2019||₹1.1 crore (US$160,000)||
|58||Sam Curran||3 June 1998||Left-handed||Left-arm medium-fast||2019||₹7.2 crore (US$1.0 million)||Overseas|
|95||Harpreet Brar||16 September 1995||Left-handed||Slow left-arm orthodox||2019||₹20 lakh (US$29,000)|
|N/A||Darshan Nalkande||4 October 1998||Right-handed||Right-arm medium-fast||2019||₹30 lakh (US$43,000)|
|N/A||Agnivesh Ayachi||15 June 1995||Right-handed||Right-arm medium||2019||₹20 lakh (US$29,000)|
|29||Nicholas Pooran||2 October 1995||Left-handed||2019||₹4.2 crore (US$610,000)||Overseas|
|84||Prabhsimran Singh||18 April 2000||Right-handed||2019||₹4.8 crore (US$690,000)|
|2||Arshdeep Singh||5 February 1999||Left-handed||Left-arm medium-fast||2019||₹20 lakh (US$29,000)|
|3||Ankit Rajpoot||4 December 1993||Right-handed||Right-arm fast-medium||2018||₹3 crore (US$430,000)|
|7||Hardus Viljoen||6 March 1989||Right-handed||Right-arm fast||2019||₹75 lakh (US$110,000)||Overseas|
|11||Mohammed Shami||3 September 1990||Right-handed||Right-arm fast-medium||2019||₹4.8 crore (US$690,000)|
|68||Andrew Tye||12 December 1986||Right-handed||Right-arm medium-fast||2018||₹7.2 crore (US$1.0 million)||Overseas|
|88||Mujeeb Ur Rahman||28 March 2001||Right-handed||Right-arm off break||2018||₹4 crore (US$580,000)||Overseas|
|89||Murugan Ashwin||8 September 1990||Right-handed||Right-arm leg break||2019||₹20 lakh (US$29,000)|
|91||Varun Chakravarthy[b]||29 August 1991||Right-handed||Right-arm leg break||2019||₹8.4 crore (US$1.2 million)|
|99||Ravichandran Ashwin||17 September 1986||Right-handed||Right-arm off break||2018||₹7.6 crore (US$1.1 million)||Captain|
- currently injured
- currently injured
Administration and coaching staffEdit
- Owners - Ness Wadia, Preity Zinta, Mohit Burman and Karan Paul
- 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
- Strength & Conditioning Coach - Nishant Thakur
- Team Analyst - Aashish Tuli
- Manager - Varoon Parmar
- Physiotherapist – Brett Harrop
- Masseur - Naresh Kumar
Sponsors and partnersEdit
In 2015, the official title sponsor of the Kings XI were Tata Motors Prima while they had on board as many as 25 sponsors, the highest for any team in the IPL. Their principal sponsors are HTC, Royal Stag, ACC Limited and DCB Bank while Britannia, BIG FM 92.7, Mountain Dew, Kingfisher Premium, Bookmyshow, Punjab Kesari, The Tribune, Blippar, Smile Foundation, Trip Factory and AIDS Healthcare Foundation function as their partners.
|Year||Kit Manufacturers||Shirt Sponsor (Front)||Shirt Sponsor (Back)||Chest Branding|
|2009||Fly Emirates||7 Up Nimbooz||Gulf Oil|
|2012||TK Sports||Videocon d2h||Lux Cozi||U.S. Polo Assn.|
|2013||TYKA Sports||NVD Solar||NVD Solar|
|2014||Tata Motors Prima||Arise Mobiles||Trip Factory|
|2018||T10 Sports||Kent RO Systems||Jio||Lotus Herbals |
|2019||Aaj Tak||Bageshree Lake City||Jio|
|Year||Total||Wins||Losses||No result||% win|
|2014 - CL t20||5||4||1||0||80.00%|
Last updated: 8 May 2019
Opposition in Indian Premier LeagueEdit
|Teams||Matches||Won||Lost||Tied+Win||No result||% win|
|Chennai Super Kings||20||7||12||1||0||37.50%|
|Kochi Tuskers Kerala||1||1||0||0||0||100%|
|Kolkata Knight Riders||24||8||16||0||0||33.33%|
|Pune Warriors India||6||3||3||0||0||50.00%|
|Rising Pune Supergiant||4||2||2||0||0||50%|
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||24||12||12||0||0||50.00%|
|Teams now defunct|
Last updated: 30 April 2019
Opposition in cl20 LeagueEdit
|Teams||Matches||Won||Lost||Tied||No result||% win|
|Chennai Super Kings||1||0||1||0||0||00.00%|
Last updated: 14 December 2018
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