It was a disaster of the season for Kings XI Punjab in Indian Premier League 2018. They have started the tournament brilliantly but failed to make things happen in the second half of the tournament. However, they once again relied their trust on Ravichandran Ashwin for the upcoming season. Meanwhile, we figured out their predicted XI for the upcoming edition of the tournament.
Here are they:
1. Chris Gayle:
The world boss is in stunning form with the bat. The flamboyant batsman had done brilliantly for the team in the previous edition by knocking the first century of the season. His incredible knocks helped Punjab side to win the games from uncomfortable positions against top-class teams. He will be a sure starter for Punjab.
2. Lokesh Rahul (Wk):
Can they dare him leaving out from the playing XI? He was the only performer for Kings in IPL 2018 throughout the season. He is in a fine nick with the bat and will be the key player for the team. The Karnataka batsman would be eager to perform for the team, as it would help him to get the nod for ICC World Cup 2019.
3. Mandeep Singh:
Kings XI Punjab traded Marcus Stoinis to Royal Challengers Bangalore to pick Mandeep Singh in the side. Perhaps, they got a lot of trust in his ability to perform in the upcoming edition. The flamboyant batsman has also developed the skills of bowling, which would help him to get a long run.
4. Mayank Agarwal:
Mayank Agarwal is another in-form youngster in the side. On his day, he can win you the matches with his exceptional strokeplay. Of late, he is showing great skills with the bat and one of the consistent performers in the ranks available for Kings XI Punjab. The team management would hope a good show from him.
5. Karun Nair:
Yet another Karnataka batsman finds a place in the chart. The flamboyant batsman has been brilliant in the previous edition and done incredibly well to make things fall in place for the team. The team would hope yet another good show from the youngster.
6. David Miller:
The South African star batsman David Miller will be the player to look out in the tournament. The flamboyant batsman had done impressively well for South Africa in the recent past. The management would hope him to get a good season under his belt.
7. Sam Curran:
The England star all-rounder would get the nod in the starting XI. He has been the revelation in the last one and half year for his brilliant show across the formats. He is a match-winner that Punjab is looking for quite a period of time for now. Curran will be a good finishing batsman and a vital left-handed fast bowler.
8. Ravichandran Ashwin:
The skipper Ravichandran Ashwin will certainly be the major attraction of the team. He got unique tactics in his kitty while leading the team. Ashwin would hope for a better show not only with the captaincy but also with the ball. He would also eye to make a statement and be in the scheme of things for ICC World Cup 2019.
9. Andrew Tye:
The right-handed fast bowler Andrew Tye has been sensational for Australia with his tactical bowling. However, of late, he wasn’t in a good rhythm to repeat his performances. But, the incredible last year would certainly help him to get the nod for the first clash of the tournament for Kings XI Punjab.
10. Mohammed Shami:
The right-handed Mohammed Shami is in a blistering form. He did exceptionally well for the Indian National Cricket Team since his return to the side. Kings XI Punjab would hope him to repeat the similar performance in the Indian Premier League 2019.
11. Mujeeb ur Rahman:
The mystery spinner Mujeeb ur Rahman will be the certain starter for the team. He got the incredible ability to get better off the quality batsman with his brilliant tactics. He can bowl with the new ball and get those maiden overs during the situations of the game. One of the players to watch out in the tournament.