Kings XI Punjab IPL Squad 2018

KXIP Squad 2018 for VIVO IPL 2018: The Preity Zinta owned franchise shed out Rs. 67.4 crores for their share of 21 players in IPL auction while paying Rs. 11 crores for KL Rahul. The team will be led by new captain R Ashwin with coach Virendra Sehwag and will be looking for their maiden title this year.

Kings XI Punjab – KXIP IPL Squad 2018 for VIVO IPL 2018

Sr. No. Player Name Country Type Price Paid
01. Axar Patel (R) India All Rounder ₹6,7,00,000
02. KL Rahul India Batsman ₹11,00,00,000
03. Ravichandran Ashwin India Bowler ₹7,60,00,000
04. Andrew Tye Australia Bowler ₹7,20,00,000
05. Aaron Finch Australia Batsman ₹6,20,00,000
06. Marcus Stoinis Australia All Rounder ₹6,20,00,000
07. Karun Nair India Batsman ₹5,60,00,000
08. Mujeeb Zadran Afghanistan Bowler ₹4,00,00,000
09. Ankit Singh Rajpoot India Bowler ₹3,00,00,000
10. David Miller South Africa Batsman ₹3,00,00,000
11. Mohit Sharma India Bowler ₹2,40,00,000
12. Barinder Singh Sran India Bowler ₹2,20,00,000
13. Yuvraj Singh (C) India All Rounder ₹2,00,00,000
14. Christopher Gayle Jamaica Batsman ₹2,00,00,000
15. Ben Dwarshuis Australia Bowler ₹1,40,00,000
16. Akshdeep Nath India Batsman ₹1,00,00,000
17. Manoj Tiwary India Batsman ₹1,00,00,000
18. Mayank Agarwal India Batsman ₹1,00,00,000
19. Manzoor Dar India All Rounder ₹20,00,000
20. Pardeep Sahu India All Rounder ₹20,00,000
21. Mayank Dagar India All Rounder ₹20,00,000

Strengths of KXIP IPL Squad 2018 for VIVO IPL 2018

The team has considerably strong batting line up this time and could be seen as their strengths for the IPL war. The experience in middle order will come from Yuvraj Singh, Manoj Tiwary and David Miller. They have lost the services of Glenn Maxwell to Delhi but that does not seem to worry them as they have the fire power in Aaron Finch, Marcus Stoinis and universe boss Chris Gayle. The spin web is tightly knit by the management with R Ashwin leading from front and Axar Patel and the talented 16-year-old Afghan prodigy Mujeeb Zardan in supporting roles.

Weakness of KXIP IPL Squad 2018 for VIVO IPL 2018

Again, the team has faltered in fast bowling department as they only have Andrew Tye as the quality fast bowler in team. The squad lacks a specialist Indian fast bowler which would have been handy in Indian conditions. Like MI, they also face the problem in wicket keeping with KL Rahul as their best choice keeper and we all know that it’s not his full-time role in any team that he plays for. The team seems to have too many openers in their reserve which, a headache for management. Karun Nair, Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul, Aaron Finch and Chris Gayle are up for the role and some of them needs to be fitted in middle order.

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