Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) Playing XI VIVO IPL 2018 - Players list, Team Squad, Opening Batsmen, Middle Order, Bowling lineup, Team News

Want to know playing line-up of Kings XI Punjab for IPL 11? Then get the playing XI of KXIP team of VIVO Indian Premier League 2018 in this post. As you already know that Kings XI Punjab always been under dog. Punjab team always suffered to get place in the semi finals. They were IPL runners-up in the 2014 season. The team is currently lead by Ravichandran Ashwin & coached by Virender Sehwag. Led by the belligerent Ravichandran Ashwin, KXIP in IPL 2018 have formidable lineups on paper and the IPL 2018 KXIP Team looks like the complete package as they have a handy mix of explosive batsmen and expert white-ball bowlers to complete the Kings XI Punjab Team 2018. From ferocious fast bowlers to aggressive batsmen to useful all-rounders, Punjab have what it takes to go all the way in the competition. We expect that this year they will win their second title.
Kings XI Punjab KXIP Team Squad Playing 11 IPL 2018
Kings XI Punjab KXIP Team Squad Playing 11 IPL 2018
Owner - KPH Dream Cricket Private Limited & Preity Zinta, Wadia Group scion Ness Wadia, Dabur’s Mohit Burman and Saptarshi Dey
Coach Virender Sehwag
Venue - PCA IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali and Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore
Captain - Ravichandran Ashwin
Champions - NOT YET! 
Official Team Site - https://www.kxip.in/
Official Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/KingsXIPunjab/
Official Twitter Page - https://twitter.com/lionsdenkxip
Official Instagram Account - https://www.instagram.com/kxipofficial/
From April 9, 2018, Kings XI Punjab will begin their IPL 11 tournament playing against Delhi Daredevils at IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali. They will play total of 14 Matches in the tournament. As derived from the previous rules, Each team will fight against the same team twice in the league matches. Out of those total of 7 Matches will be held in their home grounds PCA IS Bindra Stadium (MOHALI) and Holkar Stadium (INDORE).
Kings XI Punjab KXIP Team Squad IPL-11 2018
Kings XI Punjab KXIP Team Squad IPL-11 2018

Kings XI Punjab IPL 2018 Team News :

The 2018 IPL Kings XI Punjab team comprises of 7 eminent international players and 14 Indian players.
  • The batting line-up comprises of Aaron Finch, David Miller, Karun Nair, Mayank Agarwal, Manoj Tiwary, Chris Gayle, Akshdeep Nath
  • All Rounders Axar Patel, Yuvraj Singh, Marcus Stoinis, Pardeep Sahu, Mayank Dagar, Manzoor Dar
  • KL Rahul is the only wicket keepers from Kings XI Punjab 2018 team squad. 
  • Among the bowlers the Kings XI Punjab have taken Ravichandran Ashwin, Ankit Rajpoot, Andrew Tye, Ben Dwarshuis, Barinder Sran, Mohit Sharma, Mujeeb Zadran
  • The present captain of Kings XI Punjab Squad is Ravichandran Ashwin. Virender Sehwag is the coach of Kings XI Punjab 2018 squad.
  • KL Rahul was their costliest purchase - they secured him for a whopping Rs 11 crore.
Through RTM, Kings XI Punjab retained David Miller for Rs 3 crore, Marcus Stoinis for Rs 6.2 crore and Mohit Sharma for Rs 2.4 crore.
IPL 2018 KXIP Team Squad
IPL 2018 KXIP Team Squad
Interestingly, the home-boy Yuvraj Singh also found his way back after Kings XI Punjab bought him for Rs 2 crore.According to RTM card rules, the franchise that owned the player previously can get him for that exact amount, over the franchise that actually won the bid.

Following is the Kings XI Punjab IPL 2018 Team Squad list:

Total squad members - 21; Batsmen - 7; Bowlers - 7; Wicketkeepers - 0; All-rounders - 6; Overseas players - 7

Players retained - Players bought at auction - 20

Costliest player - Axar Patel (Rs 11 crore). Top buy at auction - KL Rahul - Rs 11 crore

Kings XI Punjab squad:
R Ashwin (captain)
Karun Nair
Axar Patel
Yuvraj Singh
KL Rahul
Mayank Agarwal
Ankit Singh Rajpoot
Manoj Tiwary
Mohit Sharma
Barinder Sran
Akshdeep Nath
Pradeep Sahu
Mayank Dagar
Manzoor Dar

David Miller
Aaron Finch
Marcus Stoinis
Mujeeb Zadran
Ben Dwarshuis
Chris Gayle
AJ Tye

KXIP Team Squad IPL-11 2018
KXIP Team Squad IPL-11 2018

Opening Batsmen:

With around 3-4 players capable of opening the innings, Kings XI Punjab team 2018 will need to make a couple of tough choices at the start of the tournament. Chris Gayle who was unsold twice in the auction might need to sit out in order to make way for Aaron Finch and KL Rahul, who are set to don the Kings XI Punjab Jersey in Indian Premier League 11.

Middle Order:

The middle-order for Kings XI Punjab 2018 team will be a mix of experience and youth. In Karun Nair and Marcus Stoinis, Punjab have two very talented youngsters who can accelerate at a high rate, giving the team those extra 20-30 runs during the final few overs of the innings. While these two will be filling up major of the KXIP News 2018 quota, in between these two players will be Yuvraj Singh, who is yet to fulfil his potential in the Indian Premier League. However, now that he is back to where he started from, one can expect him to produce performances that enter the newspapers of the next day as KXIP 2018 Team news.

Bowling Lineup:

Ravichandran Ashwin was probably the smartest buy by Kings XI Punjab team 2018 in the IPL 11 auction. The off-spinner will be itching to wear the Kings XI Punjab jersey after spending 8 seasons with the Chennai Super Kings, where he enjoyed a lot of success. The main wicket-taker from Punjab will be the Australian pacer Andrew Tye, who has taken a bucket load of wickets in the ongoing Big Bash League 7. Tye will be assisted by Indian duo of Barinder Sran and Mohit Sharma, both of whom have done well in the past seasons and have some quality IPL experience to utilize during difficult match situations.

KXIP Team, Captain for IPL 2018: Ravichandran Ashwin

KXIP 2018 team have decided that Ravichandran Ashwin to wear the Kings XI Punjab team 2018 captain’s cap and Kings XI Punjab jersey. Having left Chennai Super Kings, Ashwin will be eager to do well as the KXIP captain and show the management what made him so lethal in the previous seasons.

Kings XI Punjab Playing 11 for IPL 2018 (Expected KXIP Playing XI IPL 11):

Chris Gayle / Aaron Finch, KL Rahul, Karun Nair, Yuvraj Singh, Marcus Stoinis, David Miller, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Andrew Tye, Mohit Sharma and Barinder Sran.

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