Kings XI Punjab Indian Premier League

Kings XI Punjab, or as it called by its robust fans, simply ‘Punjab’, is a cricketing club which is based in Mohali, a city in Punjab, India. The club is officially owned by KPH Dream Cricket Private Limited. The company jointly comprises of former Bollywood actress Preity Zinta, the successor of the Wadia Group, Ness Wadia, Dabur’s Director, Mohit Burman, and Karan Paul. The club’s home is reserved with the ‘Punjab Cricket Association Stadium’. However, for the sake of diversity, the club has been playing a few of its home games in the city of Dharamshala at the ‘Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium’. The club has a decent playing record with multiple occasions when it had the opportunity to grab the IPL championship title but missed.

The Players

Hashim Amla

Right handed classic batsman based in South Africa.

Murali Vijay

Right handed batsman based in India. He is the captain of the team.

Shaun Marsh

Left handed aggressive batsman based in Australia.

David Miller

Left handed batsman based in South Africa.

Gurkeerat Singh

Right handed batsman based in India.

Wriddhiman Saha

Wicket keeper and right handed batsman based in India.

Glenn Maxwell

All rounder from Australia. Specializes in right arm off spin and right handed batting.

Marcus Stoinis

all rounder based in Australia. Specializes in right arm medium pace and right handed batting.

Mohit Sharma

Right arm medium pacer based in India.

T Natarajan

Left arm seam bowler based in India. Latest recruit.

Emerging Players

KC Carappa

Right arm leg spinner from India.

Sandeep Sharma

Right arm medium pacer based in India.

Axar Patel

All rounder from India. Specializes in left handed batting and left arm orthodox spin.

Armaan Jaffer

Right handed batsman based in India.

Manan Vohra

right handed batsman based in India.

Nikhil Naik

Right handed batsman based in India.

Key Player(s) of kings IX punjab

David Miller : Being a left handed player, Miller made his debut in first class cricket when he was just seventeen years old and played an unbeaten innings of 63 runs while playing against the Warriors. Given that his first class statistics have been quite modest, he has flourished in the limited overs format of the game. In limited overs format of the sport, Miller has shown to have a sharp impact on the outcome and possesses a noteworthy strike rate. The South African batsman is a part of the South African International Cricket squad and plays for the Hollywoodbets Dolphins, a first class cricket team in South Africa which participates in the Sunfoil Series, the CSA T20 challenge and the Momentum 1 Day Cup. Besides these teams, Miller has played for Yorkshire and Durham as well. Miller is well equipped with the capabilities of changing the course of a match within a few deliveries. The South African player is handy with his fielding skills as well. He is surely a player you would want to watch out for in the upcoming edition of IPL 2017.

Murali Vijay : Being a former key player for the Chennai Super Kings, Vijay was bought eventually by Delhi Daredevils and finally added to the Kings XI Punjab squad in 2015. The right handed batsman has again and again, his skills for hitting the ball out of the park as well as classically driving the ball with grace. Vijay was also given the opportunity to play in the Indian International team for the 2008 test series against a formidable Australian team. The Indian batsman has a keen eye for timing the ball correctly and it is very well seen in his playing style. With over 2000 runs in the India Premiere League, Murali is all set to make a winning impact in the upcoming edition of IPL 2017.