Kings XI Punjab has not been able to taste success in the last two seasons as the franchise ended their campaigns at the bottom of the league. George Bailey did take them to the finals only to fall agonizingly short of a coveted title. Glenn Maxwell will have big shoes to fill as captain to turn the fortunes for the side this season after finishing at the bottom in the league last year. David Miller quit the captaincy role half way in the tournament last year to see Murali Vijay take over the reins.
Eoin Morgan is in the Kings XI Punjab for this tenth edition as England skipper will bring plenty of experience to help Kings XI turnaround things. Darren Sammy will also be valuable edition as two-time World T20 has experience of pulling off big tournament wins as leader of the West Indies cricket team.
Varun Aaron was acquired for INR 2.8 crores to bolster their resources on the fast bowling department. The bowling has been a letdown for the franchise as it has turned out to be their Achilles heel in last two seasons.
Top Players for Kings XI Punjab are Glenn Maxwell, David Willer and Shaun Marsh
Players to watch out for this season:
Matt Henry, Eoin Morgan, Martin Guptill, Hashim Amla
Kings XI Punjab Squad: Glenn Maxwell (captain), Marcus Stoinis, David Miller, Wriddhiman Saha, Pradeep Sahu, Murali Vijay, Anureet Singh, Mohit Sharma Sandeep Sharma, Aksar Patel, Nikhil Naik Hashim Amla, Shardul Thakur, Manan Vohra, Swapnil Singh, Shaun Marsh, KC Kariappa, Gurukeerat Singh, Armaan Jaffer, Matt Henry, Eoin Morgan, Darren Sammy, Martin Guptill, T Natrajan, Rinku Singh and Rahul Tweatia.