The Kings XI Punjab have always struggled in the IPL and aside from one season when they finished runners up in 2014, they have struggled to compete. After back to back bottom placed finishes in 2015 and 2016, the signs were better last season when they nearly made the playoffs. They are an interesting team to watch this season, will they go back to struggling, or can they build on last season’s performance and challenge for the playoffs once again. Punjab kings xi players list is placed below.
We have the retained lists from all of the teams so was can see who will remain with the Kings XI Punjab for the upcoming 2018 season. They have decided to retain just one player, which is a surprise and that player is Axar Patel. Although he is just 23, he is already more than capable of producing with both the bat and ball and is a valuable asset to the Punjab team.
After winning the ‘emerging player of the year’ award in 2014, big things were expect from Patel and he has continued to grow and develop into a very good cricketer. Whether he is scoring important runs lower down the order, or taking important wickets with the ball, Patel can really help the Punjab team compete. He will be expected to take an ever bigger role this season, although it is expected that they will sign a top class fast bowler to help him in the bowling department.
With just one player signed up right now, expect to see the Kings XI Punjab very active at the IPL auction. They have a number of key roles to fill and will want to do that quickly in order to figure out what identity their team is going to have this season. They have something to build upon, it will be interesting to watch them and see if they can build on it, or whether another season of struggle awaits them.
The IPL auction is just around the corner and teams are already putting plans in place for who they are going to target. Expect to see the Kings XI Punjab very active and bidding for numerous players because they have so many holes to fill. The IPL auction is sure to be thrilling and fans of the Punjab team will be focusing their attention on the draft and on what their team is going to look like for the 2018 edition of the IPL.
There is one question which the viewers would be looking to get answered. When will the Kings of Punjab ascend like kings? Well, the current squad might just be the team to do this. All we can do as of now is to wait for the tournament to begin to have our questions answered. Kings XI Punjab roster 2018 is placed below.
Kings XI Punjab Team Players List: KXIP Team Squad IPL 2018
|INDIAN PLAYERS||FOREIGN PLAYERS|
|Axar Patel||David Miller|
|Karun Nair||Aaron Finch|
|R Ashwin||Marcus Stoinis|
|Yuvraj Singh||Mujeeb Zadran|
|KL Rahul||AJ Tye|
|Mayank Agarwal||Ben Dwarshuis|
|Ankit Singh Rajpoot||Chris Gayle|