IPL 2018: Kings XI Punjab squad analysis

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All you need to know about the KXIP squad ahead of the 2018 IPL season.

 

Kings XI Punjab would look to shed their ‘inconsistent’ tag , after they went for a star-studded batting line-up for IPL 2018.

They have built their side around experienced batsmen with a decent attack.

With Ravichandran Ashwin as their skipper, they will be tested given IPL is his first major assignment as a leader.

In this article, we analyse Kings XI Punjab’s squad.

This season, the team has gone through a big change, especially in their batting department. This season, KXIP have star-studded batting line-up. The West Indian big-hitter Chris Gayle will lead the batting side with Australian Aaron Finch. The top-order also has experienced KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal who will share the burden on the top. While in the middle order, Punjab has David Miller and Yuvraj Singh along with Karun Nair and Manoj Tiwary.

This time, the team will be led by Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin. The pressure will be on Ashwin, who will try to change the fortunes of the team and bring some positive changes. Ashwin will be tested as the skipper, as IPL is his first major assignment as a leader. Ashwin was criticised by Punjab fans when he was announced as the captain but former batter Virender Sehwag explained the reason and believed that a bowler can understand the game better.

Squad Analysis for Kings XI Punjab

 

Batting : Chris Gayle and Australian power hitter Finch will most probably open the innings for Punjab this year. KL Rahul will play a key role in their batting squad. In middle order they good experienced batsmen like Yuvraj Singh and David Miller who can hit the white ball out of the park easily !

 

All-rounders : Punjab don’t have the luxury of many all rounders, Marcus Stoinis who is doing well for his nation has been picked by Punjab by RTM alongside Indian spin all-rounder Axar Patel  who was retained b the franchise. Yuvraj Singh and Chris Gayle might also have to chip in with some overs.

 

Bowlers : Andrew Tye is good pick by the team which will help them a lot in depth overs along with Mohit Sharma. R Ashwin will lead the spin show with Afghanistan’s Mujeeb Zadran a back-up.

Brad Hodge is named as the head coach for the side, whereas Vankatesh Prasad will be 
bowling coach.

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IPL 2018: Kings XI Punjab squad analysis
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