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Kings XI Punjab:
The KXIP is the cricket team based in Mohali, Punjab. This team belongs to Indian Premier League and was established in 2008. For this session IS Bindra Stadium is going to be the home stadium of Kings XI Punjab whereas the previous home ground of KXIP is PCA Stadium in Mohali and Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore. The letter writing on the top of logo “K.J.H.P.H” means Kings XI Punjab’s catchment areas are Kashmir, Jammu, Himachal, Punjab, and Haryana. Generally, they grab the players from these regions and KXIP is also the runners-up of 2014 IPL season. Virender Sehwag is the head coach of this team and KXIP is owned by Preity Zinta, Mohit Burman, Karan Paul, Ness Wadia and The Oberoi Group. In 2007, BCCI created a tournament named Indian Premier League which is of Twenty-20 format. All the franchises are available in the auction that was held in Mumbai on 20th February 2008. The owner of Kings XI Punjab group paid a total of 76 million dollars to acquire the franchise.
KXIP Stake Holders
|Kings XI Punjab Stake Holders|
|Mohit Burman ( Dabur Groups )||46 percent|
|Ness Wadia ( Wadia Groups )||23 percent|
|Preity Zinta ( Bollywood Star )||23 percent|
|Karan Paul ( Apeejay Surendra Group )||8 percent|
The contract of Kings XI Punjab to remain in Indian Premier League is firstly announced as terminated but afterward, the team decided to perform some legal action to remain in Indian Premier League. Kings XI Punjab’s franchise agreement is denied on 10th October 2010. They decided to file the case in Mumbai High Court and after the hearing, the agreement of the franchise is reinstated.
All-Time Records in IPL
|2009||5th league stage|
|2010||8th league stage|
|2011||5th league stage|
|2012||6th league stage|
|2013||6th league stage|
|2015||8th league stage|
|2016||8th league stage|
|2017||5th league stage|
Journey and Struggles of Kings XI Punjab | VIVO IPL 2018: Kings XI Punjab | IPL T20 2018 Teams
For Kings XI Punjab, the performance was not up to the mark because they lost their first 2 games. Somehow in the third game of Indian Premier League 2008, Sangakkara helped the team by scoring 94 runs with this KXIP won 3rd game. In the absence of Brett Lee and Simon Katich ( which are engaged in Australia tour to West Indies), this was the shocking moment for the team but after the third game, they are powered by their balanced combination of batting and bowling. The effective top order and balanced bowling line up helped Kings Xi Punjab to win 9 of its next 10 matches. This extraordinary performance helped them to reach the semifinals of Indian Super League 2008 where their run in the tournament came to an end ( Kings XI Punjab lost from Chennai Super Kings by 9 wickets ). The sparking opener of Australian national team player Shaun Marsh was the star player in IPL 2008 and was signed by the Kings XI Punjab on 9th April. Shaun Marsh finished the IPL 2008 as the Orange cap holder. He was also awarded as the player who scored most runs across the competition with an average of 68.44 and having 139.68 strike rate in 11 innings. In IPL 2008, Shaun Marsh hit 1 century and 5 half centuries across the course of the tournament. Shaun Marsh scored 616 runs and Shanthakumaran Sreesanth took 19 wickets for the team in this season.
Kings XI Punjab finished IPL 2008 as semifinalists and they started this season having the ambition to win the trophy. Emirates Airlines are the new sponsors of Kings XI Punjab to fulfill their ambitions and in this season they have two empty slots for the players in the squad and they signed Yusuf Abdulla and Jerome Taylor in the 2nd IPL auction whereas the Australian cricketers were not available. After the back out of Jerome Taylor at the last minute with an injury so there is more available space for the pace bowlers in the team. Kings XI Punjab lost their starting matches with Delhi Daredevils and Kolkata Knight Riders whereas as after the losing streak, they got back to form by beating Rajasthan Royals, Mumbai Indians, and Royal Challengers Banglore. Then the team witnessed a boomerang in their next matches with 4 wins and 4 losses whereas their semi-final hopes are ruined after losing to the Chennai Super Kings in their last league match. In the second season of IPL, Yuvraj Singh is the top run scorer with 340 runs and Irfan Pathan is the top wicket-taker with 17 wickets in hand for Kings XI Punjab.
In the third season of IPL the performance of Kings XI Punjab is not up to the mark, they lost their six matches from Delhi Daredevils, Deccan Chargers, Kolkata Knight Riders, Royal Challengers Banglore, Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals but managed to win against Chennai Super Kings. In the match between Kings XI Punjab and Chennai Super Kings, the scores were level and then the decision of the match was done by playing super over. As the return of Brett Lee boosted the squad of Kings XI Punjab which was going to play their next match against Kolkata Knight Riders but in that match, Brett Lee was not at his best. Another Australian player(Shaun Marsh) returned in the match against Mumbai Indians. He scored the half-century in the match and still Kings XI Punjab lost against Mumbai Indians. After the completion of league matches, KXIP were ended the season last in the league table. In this season, Mahela Jayawardene scores 439 runs and Irfan Pathan took 15 wickets for KXIP.
In the 4th season od IPL, Kings XI Punjab look promising when they brought Michael Bevan as a head coach and Adam Gilchrist as the captain of the team. In the player auctions, KXIP bought many aggressive players to enhance the strength of the team. Only by 2 points Kings XI Punjab missed the playoffs of the 4th season of IPL and ended that season 5th in the points table. In this season, Shaun Marsh Australian opener scores 504 runs and Ryan Harris took 16 wickets for Kings XI Punjab.
In the 5th season of IPL also they missed the playoffs. They won only 8 matches out of sixteen and the losing streak of Kings XI Punjab continues. In this season, Mandeep Singh Indian batsman scores 432 runs and Parvinder Awana took 17 wickets for Kings XI Punjab. These two youngsters perform very well in this season.
In the 6th season of Indian Premier League, Kings XI Punjab again failed to qualify for the playoffs. The match between Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Banglore has become so special for the Punjab fans, in this match South African left-handed batsmen David Miller smashed 101* off 38 deliveries including 7 sixes and 8 fours. This extraordinary inning played by Miller led Punjab to got win over RCB by six wickets remaining. In this season, Kings XI Punjab bought David Warner who scored 418 runs and Azhar Mahmood took 15 wickets for the Kings XI Punjab.
In the 7th season of Indian Premier League, Kings XI Punjab signed Australia’s T20 captain George Bailey for leading the squad of Punjab. Other important Buys were also done by Punjab such as Virender Sehwag, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Jonhson and Wriddhiman Saha. The arrival of George Bailey was lucky for the Kings XI Punjab and they won their first 5 games. The marquee player “Glenn Maxwell” with his powerful hitting made 95,89 and 95 in his first 3 games with a strike rate of more than 200. The openers of Kings XI Punjab Virender Sehwag and Youngster Manan Vohra gave brilliant start so it has become easy for the middle order players to come and play their game. At last Kings XI Punjab qualify for the playoffs. Due to the brilliant inning played by Virender Sehwag against Chennai Super Kings in the semi-final allowed Punjab to reach the final. In the final match against Kolkata Knight Riders, the winning streak of Kings XI Punjab stopped and they lost the finals. In this season, Glenn Maxwell is the player who scores 552 runs and Sandeep Sharma Indian medium pacer took 18 wickets for Kings XI Punjab. They were the runners-ups of this season and also qualified for Champions League T20.
In the 8th season of Indian Premier League, Kings XI Punjab could not repeat the heroics of the previous season. This season ended as a bad nightmare for Kings XI Punjab and they finished 8th in the points table by winning only 3 games out of 14. In this season, David Miller scores 357 runs and Anureet Singh took 15 wickets for his team.
In the 9th season of IPL also the losing streak of Kings XI Punjab continues. David Miller and Murali Vijay hold the captaincy of the team. They won only 4 matches out of 14 whereas Murali Vijay scored 453 runs and Sandeep Sharma took 15 wickets in this session.
In the 10th season of Indian Super League, Kings XI Punjab appointed Virender Sehwag as the head coach to recover the position in the league table of this season. Sehwag appointed Glenn Maxwell to hold the captaincy of the team and also brought Darren Sammy, Eoin Morgan, David Miller and Hashim Amla in order to create a good batting line up and at somehow he has done that. Kings XI Punjab missed out their dream to play playoffs after they got defeat in the last game of league table with Rising Pune Supergiants. Kings XI Punjab finished their journey of the 10th season at 5th place in the league by winnings 7 games out of 14. In this season, Hashim Amla scores 420 runs and Sandeep Sharma took 17 wickets for Kings XI Punjab.
The upcoming 11th season of Indian Premier League powered by Vivo will be going to be a great fun for all the cricket lovers and stay tuned to www.iplpro.org. for more updates regarding the player auctions of IPL 2018.