KXIP – Strengths Weaknesses and Key Players
KXIP – Strengths Weaknesses and Key Players . Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) do not have a great history in IPL and they have never won the IPL Cup, They finished at the bottom of the table thrice. In spite of KXIP’s poor journey, they continue to have a very dedicated fanbase hoping for a victory in Dream 11 IPL 2020
KXIP are known for their boldness and fearlessness shown on the field and always fight till the last minute of the game.
In this article, we are going to cover:
- Past Performance of KXIP
- Timeline of KXIP
- KXIP Squad
- Strengths of KXIP
- Weaknesses of KXIP
- Dream 11 Key Players
- Sports11 Final Verdict
Past Performance of KXIP:
The Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) has done poorly in the long run. Leaving out the 2014 season when KXIP topped the league table and finished runners-up, the team has made only one other entry into the playoffs in 12 seasons. KXIPhas huge potential and we need to keep our eyes on this team.
|KXIP finishes 3rd and their first season is one of their best seasons. Shaun Marsh, the Australian batsman was the orange cap holder of that season and was responsible for the success of the team.|
|KXIP took a hit in the season due to unavailability of Australian players and strong pace bowlers. They finished 5th in 2009.|
|KXIP finished last having a terrible season.|
|KXIP finished fifth in the season missing out the play offs by just 2 points.|
|KXIP finished sixth for the fifth season winning only 8 out of 16 matches.|
|KXIP again finish in sixth place and Adam Gilchrist retired at the end of this season.|
|The seventh IPL season saw KXIP finishing as the runners up with Australian T20 captain, George Bailey leading them. Glenn Maxwell scored extraordinarily well to take them to the finals.|
|In IPL 2015, KXIP started with hopes of victory but had a disappointing downfall and finished last.|
|The 2016 edition was heart breaking as they finished last consecutively again for the 2nd time.|
|Glenn Maxwell led the team and they finished 5th in the season.|
|KXIP finishes the season at the seventh place.|
|KXIP finished the season at the bottom of the table at sixth place with KL Rahul being the leading run scorer with 593 runs.|
KL Rahul (C), Chris Gayle,Deepak Hooda,Darshan Nalkande, Karun Nair, Sarfaraz Khan, Mandeep Singh, Sheldon Cottrell, Glenn Maxwell, James Neesham, Chris Jordan, Krishnappa Gowtham, Tajinder Singh Dhillon, Nicholas Pooran, Prabhsimran Singh, Ishan Porel, Mohammed Shami, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh, Hardus Viljoen, M Ashwin, J Suchith, Harpreet Brar, Mayank Agarwal,
- High Quality Match Winners
KXIP has absolute game changing batsmen like KL Rahul, Chris Gayle and Glenn Maxwell.KL Rahul has been the leading run scorer for the team in the 2 years. His contribution as an opener is going to be especially important.
We know that Gayle and Maxwell have been one of the most lethal batsmen in the past seasons of IPL. They need to give a strong comeback this year.
- Weak Spin Department
KXIPhas traded one of their best spinners like Ravichandran Ashwin and Varun Chakravwarthy. They do not have reliable spinners except for the Afghanistan talent Mujeeb Ur Rahman. But fitting him into the final XI is going to be difficult since he is an overseas player.
Kings XI Punjab- Strengths Weaknesses and Key Players
- Lack of experienced pacers
Mohammed Shami as the only veteran Indian pacer in their squad.
KXIP have three overseas pacers in their pullet in the form of Sheldon Cottrell, Chris Jordan, etc. but it is quite difficult to fit them in the team because of the competition.
KXIP 2020 Key Players – Dream 11Prediction
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KL Rahul has been a terrific opener of KXIP and has been their top run scorer from the past two seasons. With the middle order of KXIP improved this year, he can play at his absolute best without holding back during the powerplay.
He is unrelenting when he is in form and can be the tough middle order support which KXIP needs to be the IPL 2020 best team.
Maxwell is a trustworthy finisher and can also give breakthroughs with his spin. If he replicates the same charm which helped KXIP to become runners up in IPL 2014, victory will be theirs this time.
This pace specialist from England can be the answer to the death over problems of KXIP haunting them from several years. With Ashwin having been traded with Delhi Capitals and Shami being the only bowler they can bank on, KXIP has paid the price in several crucial games.
He could be the X factor!
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