IPL 2020: Five Key Overseas Players For Kings XI Punjab
In the IPL 2020 auction, Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) entered the auction with the highest purse value. And invested in nine players among which four were overseas players and five were Indian cricketers. Now, the franchise has 25 players in their squad.
Also, the Punjab-based franchise traded its captain Ravichandran Ashwin with Delhi Capitals. So, for the upcoming edition, KL Rahul will lead the KXIP. With a new captain at the helm, the new head coach Anil Kumble will be keen to see their team coming good in the IPL 2020.
However, KXIP hasn’t won the title till now though they have made it to the finals in 2014.
Here, we will have the look at the five key overseas players who can fulfil the dream of the franchise in IPL 2020:
The burly Chris Gayle started his journey in the IPL with Kolkata Knight Riders. He then shifted the base to Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and played for them from 2011-2017. After giving an impressive performance for RCB, Gayle moved to KXIP in 2018 and currently, plays for them.
During the World Cup 2019, there were speculations that he might retire from the game, but he amazed by his decision to continue to play. Albeit, he hasn’t featured with his team after the World Cup.
However, KXIP has retained him for the 13th edition. And, we can also not forget his match-winning ability. The hard-hitting batsman has played 125 IPL matches and scored 4,484 runs at the strike rate of 151.02.
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