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|
|06.||Marcus Stoinis||Australia||All Rounder||₹6,20,00,000|
|09.||Ankit Singh Rajpoot||India||Bowler||₹3,00,00,000|
|10.||David Miller||South Africa||Batsman||₹3,00,00,000|
|12.||Barinder Singh Sran||India||Bowler||₹2,20,00,000|
|13.||Yuvraj Singh (C)||India||All Rounder||₹2,00,00,000|
|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.