Ahead of the player retention for the 11th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018, Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) director Virender Sehwag has admitted that they will retain just one player and use the Right To Match (RTM) cards to keep players who have been incredibly consistent for the franchise.
“We are planning to retain one player and use our Right To Match (RTM) cards for players who have done well for us like Glenn Maxwell, David Miller, Hashim Amla, Sandeep Sharma or Mohit Sharma. We are planning to use all our RTM cards. We would like to pick new talent. We have done it in the past with Sandeep Sharma or Axar Patel,” Sehwag was quoted saying ahead of the player retention.
The player retention event will take place in Mumbai on Thursday (January 4).
Also, the KXIP franchise owner Ness Wadia revealed that it is season zero for them. “We want to rebuild the whole franchise. It is up to Brad Hodge, Viru and his team to deliver.”
Kings XI Punjab, who finished at the 5th position last year, will look to shake things up and make a few worthy additions to their team in the upcoming auctions scheduled to take place on January 27 and 28 in Bengaluru.