What Could be Playing 11 for Kings XI Punjab in IPL 2019January 19, 2019 0 By Vipin
Kings XI Punjab will be looking for their first IPL title after adding some new in-form players for IPL 2019. KXIP had a great start with five won of their first six games to the last season of IPL. However, they had failed to make it to the playoffs because of drastic turnarounds in their squad. Eventually, Kings finished at 7th position in the previous season of IPL. Kings XI decided to release many of players after their cheerless performance in IPL 2018. And Punjab released as many as 11 players before the IPL auction. Moreover, they traded Marcus Stoinis for Mandeep Singh to strengthen their batting department. Also Inclusion of Nicholus Pooran will be a biggest Plus Point in Kings XI Punjab Playing11.
In the auction, the Punjab-based franchise made their Two biggest signing as Varun Chakarvarthi for Rs 8.4 crores. Along with lesser-known Indian player as Prabhsimran Singh for Rs 4.8 crores. Apart from these two players, Kings XI bought another player as Indian seamer Mohammad Shami, all-rounder Sam Curran and Sarfraz Khan.
Thus, KXIP will look to turn their fortune with a great combination of youngsters and experienced players to win their first IPL title. Now, let’s look at the detailed analysis on Kings XI Punjab Playing11 for IPL 2019.
Kings XI Punjab Squad For IPL 2019:-
KL Rahul, Ravichandran Ashwin, Andrew Tye, Karun Nair, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Ankit Rajpoot, David Miller, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Simran Singh, Sarfaraz Khan, Nicholas Pooran, Harpreet Brar, Agnivesh Ayachi, D Nalanda, Sam Curran, V Chakaravarthy, Moises Henriques, M Ashwin, Arshdeep Singh, Hardus Viljoen, Mohammed Shami, Mandeep Singh.
There are a total of 23 players in their squad including 9 overseas and 14 Indian. They added 9 Indian and 4 overseas players in their squad during the IPL auction.
Captain:- Ravichandran Ashwin
Coach:- Mike Hesson
Probable Kings XI Punjab Playing11 For IPL 2019:-
2. KL Rahul
Rahul will be a perfect pair with Agarwal into the opening slot in Kings XI Pubjab Playing11. KL Rahul has been impressive with the bat in his IPL career. As he smashed 660 runs at an excellent average of 54.90 and a massive strike-rate of 158.40 from his 14 games. So with remarkable numbers on his overboard, KL Rahul would be a definite choice to open the innings for KXIP in IPL 2019.
3. Mayank Agarwal
Mayank Agarwal has been in great form last year playing domestic cricket for Karnataka. He will open the innings for Punjab & will be a crucial asset in Kings XI Punjab playing11. Last IPL Was not gone that good him as he Just Managed to Score just 120 runs in 11 matches with average of only 12. Punjab would be expecting some better class of cricket in IPL 2019.
4. Karun Nair
Karun nair is another finest young talent of india who have impressed the selectors with his performances. Though last year has not gone that good for him where he just managed to score 301 runs in 13 matches with average of 25. But Kind of player he is, any team will not be taking him lightly.
6. Nicholas Pooran
Nicholas Pooran will be the another game changer that Punjab have in their side for this season. Playing in Middle order Nicholar pooran is capable of playing big hits & will also take the role of wicket keeper in Kings Xi Punjab Playing11. Though It Will be debue season for him But Kind of form he has shown in all t20 league will be a big plus for Punjab Side.
6. Sam Curran
7. Ravichandran Ashwin
Ravichandran Ashwin will be the leader of Kings XI Punjab Playing11 & will not only play as a bowler but also as finisher for the team. Ashwin was able to score with bat in last season which makes him even more valueable for the team. He Scored 102 runs with strike rate of 143 in 14 matches and also banged up 12 wickets.
8. Varun Chakravarthy
Varun Chakravarthy was the biggest Limelight of IPL 2019 Auctions as he got Sold to Kings 11 punjab at price of 8.4 crores. His Mystery Spin will add lot of strength in Punjabs Side in IPL 2019.Getting Such heavy price nearly confirms his place in Kings XI Punjab Playing11.
9. Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Only Blower who has been very consistent for Kings Xi Punjab in IPL 2018 Was Mujeeb Ur Rehman. Despite the fact that they Have Sam curran who can bat as well Mujeeb is expected to play for them. Though Afghanistan Board have not given any confirmation about his availability But incase he becomes Unavailable Sam Curran will play in his place.
Last Year Playing for Punjab he took 14 wickets in 11 matches with Economy Rate of Under 7 which makes him even Impactfull.
10. Ankit Rajpoot
In Case Andrew Tye Becomes Unavailable Ankit Rajpoot will play as a seconf Fast Bowler for the team. He has been quite impressive in chances he have got to showcase his talent. Last year playing for Punjab Ankit Managed to took 11 wickets in eight matches. He Have done very good even in past IPL Seasons for Other Franchises.
11. Mohammad Shami
Shami has been a good inclusion in Kings XI Punjab Playing11 For This Season. Playing for India his good for last year has gone very good. Last few years has not gone that well for Shami in IPL But he has done lot of Improvements in His Line & Length which makes him more effective bowler in IPL 2019.
Below is the Table Showing Kings XI Punjab Playing11 with all their IPL Stats
|Player||Matches||Runs||Bating Avg||Wickets||Bowl Avg|
|Mujeeb Ur Rahman||11||12.||8.57||14||26.64|