The Kings XI Punjab is a franchise cricket team which is a part of the Indian Premier League, an annual domestic Twenty20 tournament where international cricket stars of all kind play with domestic players and youngsters. It is one of the eight teams in the IPL and also comes under the ‘underdogs’ category.
OWNER OF KINGS XI PUNJAB
The franchise is jointly owned by KPH Dream Cricket Private Limited, headed by Bollywood actress Preity Zinta and businessmen Ness Wadia, Mohit Burman, Prithvi Raj Singh Oberoi & Karan Paul.
TEAM CAPTAIN OF KINGS XI PUNJAB
The team is currently captained by Ravichandran Ashwin.
TEAM COACH OF KINGS XI PUNJAB
Mike Hesson is the head coach. The franchise had earlier appointed Sridharan Sriram as its spin bowling coach and Prasanna Agoram as the high-performance coach.
HOME GROUND OF KINGS XI PUNJAB
As the team is based in Mohali, the PCA Stadium is Kings XI Punjab’s homeground. IPL 2019 is the team’s twelfth consecutive year in the tournament.
Kings XI Punjab has not been consistent in the IPL, by qualifying for the playoffs just twice in the past eleven seasons.
However, with a solid squad this year, they have a good chance to make it to the top 4. Kings XI also have an unwanted record of changing their captain every season, which has further added to their inconsistency in the IPL. With Ravichandran Ashwin being the only captain to lead the side for the second consecutive year, Punjab would be hoping for some stability in their dugout. Mike Hesson is their coach this season.
Punjab bought 13 players this season, with some big names that included ace fast bowler Mohammed Shami, English all-rounder Sam Curran, West Indian Nicholas Pooran and Australian all-rounder Moises Henriques. They also snapped up Sarfraz Khan and Prabhsimran Singh to strengthen their middle-order batting. The squad of Kings XI Punjab for IPL 2019 looks promising enough to help them win their first title.
KINGS XI PUNJAB JERSEY & LOGO
KINGS XI PUNJAB SQUAD FOR IPL 2019:
Kings XI Punjab – Ravichandran Ashwin (c), KL Rahul (wk), Chris Gayle, Andrew Tye, Mayank Agarwal, Ankit Rajpoot, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Karun Nair, David Miller, Moises Henriques, Nicholas Pooran, Varun Chakaravarthy, Sam Curran, Mohammad Shami, Sarfaraz Khan, Hardus Viljoen, Arshdeep Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Prabhsimran Singh, Agnivesh Ayachi, Harpreet Brar, Murugan Ashwin.