Kings XI Punjab
|Captain||K. L. Rahul|
|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 2020|
The Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) are a franchise cricket team based in Mohali (Chandigarh CR), Punjab, that plays in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Established in 2008, the franchise is jointly owned by Mohit Burman, Ness Wadia, Preity Zinta 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.
The Kings XI Punjab's catchment areas are Kashmir, Jammu, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana—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 playoff appearance in 12 seasons.
In 2007, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) created the cricket tournament the 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.
Expulsion from the IPL and return
Following the controversy surrounding the BCCI and Lalit Modi in 2010, the Indian Premier League announced on 10 October 2010 that it had terminated the franchise contracts of Kings XI Punjab and the Rajasthan Royals. The teams announced that they would take legal action to remain in the Indian Premier League. Initially, the team tried to negotiate a solution with the league, but when one could not be reached, they decided to file a case in Mumbai High Court accusing the IPL of getting rid of the two teams so that when the bidding process started for the 2012 IPL season, the contract would be given to a more lucrative bidder.
The 2008 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 win the third game. 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 line-up and effective top order, the team won nine 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 nine-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 the IPL player auctions and was signed by the franchise on 9 April. He finished the tournament as 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 one century and five half-centuries across the course of the tournament.
Finishing as semi-finalists in 2008, Kings XI Punjab started with ambitions to win the trophy. These were supported by their new sponsors Emirates Airlines. With two available slots to fill, the Kings XI Punjab made bids on Jerome Taylor and Yusuf Abdulla at the second IPL auction.
The team took a hit as most of their Australian cricketers were unavailable. The team lacked available pace bowlers after Jerome Taylor backed out at the last minute with an injury.
The team lost badly to the Delhi Daredevils and the Kolkata Knight Riders, however, they returned to form by beating the Royal Challengers, the Rajasthan Royals and the Mumbai Indians. Then the team witnessed a roller-coaster ride in their next eight matches with four wins and four 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 the Kolkata Knight Riders, the Delhi Daredevils, the Royal Challengers Bangalore, the Deccan Chargers, the Rajasthan Royals and the 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 the Mumbai Indians. In spite of his good performance, which included a half century, the team lost the match. They ended IPL3 in the last position.
Kings XI Punjab missed out on the play offs by two points (or one victory). This meant they finished fifth 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 batsman 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 eight fours and seven sixes. Coming in at 51–3 in the eighth over and chasing a target of 190, Miller rectified the game and led Punjab to a six-wicket win with two overs remaining. Adam Gilchrist retired at the end of the season.
Australia's T20I captain George Bailey was leading the squad for the seventh season. Other buys featured the likes of Virender Sehwag, Glenn Maxwell and Mitchell Johnson. Kings XI Punjab began the tournament by winning their first five games which were held outside India in UAE due to elections. The stand out player was Glenn Maxwell with his unorthodox and powerful hitting, scoring 95, 89 and 95 in his first three innings with a strike rate of over 200 who got equal contribution from South African David Miller, both of them making the side look invincible. There were many innings from the veteran Indian batsman Virender Sehwag and young star Manan Vohra which made the middle order batting easy and allowed the team to qualify for the playoffs. Due to a 122 run knock from Virender Sehwag against the Chennai Super Kings in the semifinal, KXIP made their way to the final. There they faced the Kolkata Knight Riders where they batted first and set a good target of 199 owing to Wriddhiman Saha's 115. However, due to Manish Pandey's 94 off 50 balls and his teammates' consistently high run rate, including Piyush Chawla's 13 off five balls, KKR were able to win the final by three wickets in the final over of the match.
Kings XI's first match was in their home stadium the PCA Stadium, Mohali where they beat Hobart Hurricanes by five wickets, overhauling Hobart's 144–6 in 17.4 overs. Thisara Perera was named the 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 four wickets. They 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. The team won just three of the 14 games and finishing eighth 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 finished eighth once again with only four wins. Murali Vijay was the top scorer with 453 runs and Sandeep Sharma was the top wicket taker with 15 wickets.
Virender Sehwag joined as head coach as the team looked to recover from two back-to-back last-place finishes in the league. Glenn Maxwell was appointed 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 the Rising Pune Supergiant and ended the season in fifth, winning seven out of their 14 games. Hashim Amla finished the season as top scorer with 420 runs including two centuries, and Sandeep Sharma was the top wicket taker with 17 wickets.
The 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. The Tournament started well with KL Rahul scoring a fine fifty off 14 balls to guide KXIP home against Daredevils. Riding on KL Rahul and Chris Gayle's red hot form at the top and Andrew Tye and Mujeeb with ball, the team went on to win 5 out of their first six games eventually becoming favourites to the title. Their weakness in Indian core was however exposed as they could manage just one win in next eight and ultimately not being qualified for playoffs despite a dream start from the beginning.
Franchises confirmed the names of retained players for the 12th season of Indian Premier League. KXIP retained the following players for the 2019 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, and Murugan Ashwin.Kings XI Punjab ended up in sixth position in the league table. KL Rahul was the highest run scorer for the team with 593 runs in 14 matches.
Kings XI punjab released Varun Chakravarthy, Andrew Tye, Sam Curran, Simran Singh, David Miller, Moises Henriques and Agnivesh Ayachi from their 2020 roster.They have bought Glenn Maxwell, Deepak Hooda, James Neesham, Prabhsimran Singh, Chris Jordan, Tanjinder Dhillon, Ravi Bishnoi, Ishan Porel, Sheldon Cottrell for their 2020 squad.The retained players include KL Rahul, Karun Nair, Mohammed Shami, Nicholas Pooran, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, Mayank Agarwal, Hardus Viljoen, Darshan Nalkande, Sarfaraz Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Harpreet Brar and Murugan Ashwin..They also transfered their former skipper Ravichandran Ashwin to Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals traded their all rounder Krishnappa Gowtham to punjab sucessfully.
|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|
|69||Karun Nair||6 December 1991||Right-handed||Right-arm off break||2018||₹5.6 crore (US$790,000)|
|333||Chris Gayle||21 September 1979||Left-handed||Right-arm off break||2018||₹2 crore (US$280,000)||Overseas|
|14||Mayank Agarwal||16 February 1991||Right-handed||Right-arm off break||2018||₹1 crore (US$140,000)|
|18||Mandeep Singh||18 December 1991||Right-handed||Right-arm medium||2019||₹1.4 crore (US$200,000)|
|97||Sarfaraz Khan||27 October 1997||Right-handed||Right-arm leg break||2019||₹25 lakh (US$35,000)|
|N/A||Deepak Hooda||19 April 1995||Right-handed||Right-arm off break||2020||₹50 lakh (US$70,000)|
|N/A||Glenn Maxwell||14 October 1988||Right-handed||Right-arm off break||2020||₹10.75 crore (US$1.5 million)||Overseas|
|N/A||James Neesham||17 September 1990||Left-handed||Right-arm fast-medium||2020||₹50 lakh (US$70,000)||Overseas|
|N/A||Tajinder Singh||25 May 1992||Right-handed||Right-arm off break||2020||₹20 lakh (US$28,000)|
|1||K. L. Rahul||18 April 1992||Right-handed||2018||₹11 crore (US$1.5 million)||Captain|
|29||Nicholas Pooran||2 October 1995||Left-handed||2019||₹4.2 crore (US$590,000)||Overseas|
|84||Prabhsimran Singh||19 April 1995||Right-handed||2020||₹55 lakh (US$77,000)|
|88||Mujeeb Ur Rahman||28 March 2001||Right-handed||Right-arm off break||2018||₹4 crore (US$560,000)||Overseas|
|89||Murugan Ashwin||8 September 1990||Right-handed||Right-arm leg break||2019||₹20 lakh (US$28,000)|
|95||Harpreet Brar||16 September 1995||Left-handed||Slow left-arm orthodox||2019||₹20 lakh (US$28,000)|
|N/A||Krishnappa Gowtham||20 October 1988||Right-handed||Right-arm off break||2020||₹6.2 crore (US$869,000)|
|N/A||Jagadeesha Suchith||16 January 1994||Left-handed||Slow left-arm orthodox||2020||₹20 lakh (US$28,000)|
|N/A||Ravi Bishnoi||5 September 2000||Right-handed||Right-arm leg break||2020||₹2 crore (US$280,000)|
|11||Mohammed Shami||3 September 1990||Right-handed||Right-arm fast-medium||2019||₹4.8 crore (US$670,000)|
|7||Hardus Viljoen||6 March 1989||Right-handed||Right-arm fast||2019||₹75 lakh (US$110,000)||Overseas|
|N/A||Darshan Nalkande||4 October 1998||Right-handed||Right-arm medium-fast||2019||₹30 lakh (US$42,000)|
|2||Arshdeep Singh||5 February 1999||Left-handed||Left-arm medium-fast||2019||₹20 lakh (US$28,000)|
|N/A||Sheldon Cottrell||19 August 1989||Right-handed||Left-arm fast-medium||2020||₹8.5 crore (US$1.2 million)||Overseas|
|N/A||Chris Jordan||4 October 1988||Right-handed||Right-arm fast-medium||2020||₹3 crore (US$420,600.00)||Overseas|
|N/A||Ishan Porel||5 September 1998||Right-handed||Right-arm fast-medium||2020||₹20 lakh (US$28,000)|
Administration and support staff
|Owner||Mohit Burman (Dabur), Ness Wadia (Wadia Group), Priety Zinta (PZNZ Media), Karan Paul (Apeejay Surrendra Group)|
|Team manager||Avinash Vaidya|
|Brand ambassador||Priety Zinta|
|Director of cricket operations and head coach||Anil Kumble|
|Assistant coach||Andy Flower|
|Batting coach||Wasim Jaffer|
|Bowling coach||Charl Langeveldt|
|Fielding coach||Jonty Rhodes|
|Team physio||Andrew Leipus|
|Assistant physiotherapist||Abhijit Kar|
|Trainer||Adrian Le Roux|
|Assistant trainer||Prabhakar B|
|R&D Consultant||Sankar Rajgopal|
- Tom Moody- 2008–2010
- Michael Bevan - 2011
- Adam Gilchrist - 2012
- Darren Lehmann - 2013
- Sanjay Bangar - 2014–2016
- Virender Sehwag - 2017
- Brad Hodge - 2018
- Mike Hesson - 2019
- Anil Kumble - 2020-
Sponsors and partners
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||U.S. Polo Assn.||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|
Last updated: 25 July 2020
Opposition in Indian Premier League
|Teams||Matches||Won||Lost||Tied||No result||% win|
|Chennai Super Kings||21||9||12||0||0||40.47%|
|Kochi Tuskers Kerala||1||1||0||0||0||100%|
|Kolkata Knight Riders||25||8||17||0||0||32.00%|
|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: 5 July 2020
Opposition in CL20 League
|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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