Kings XI Punjab have one of the most mediocre records in the Indian Premier League (IPL). They were the runners-up in 2014 and semi-finalists in 2008, but apart from that, their performance has been perpetually disappointing.
In IPL 2019, the Punjab-based finished at the sixth position on the points table. KL Rahul was their top scorer with 593 runs, while Mohammed Shami led the bowling charts with 19 wickets, but the rest of the players didn’t contribute enough.
This season Rahul will lead the side, and newly recruited foreign stars like Glenn Maxwell, Sheldon Cottrell, Chris Jordan, and James Neesham will be their key players. The management would be hoping that these overseas T20 specialists can help in turning around the fortunes of the team this year.
Total money spent: Rs 68.5 crore
Full KXIP squad for IPL 2020:
KL Rahul (c), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Sarfaraz Khan, Mandeep Singh, Sheldon Cottrell, Ishan Porel, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Arshdeep Singh, Hardus Viljoen, Murugan Ashwin, Jagadeesha Suchith, Harpreet Brar, Darshan Nalkande, Glenn Maxwell, James Neesham, Chris Jordan, Krishnappa Gowtham, Deepak Hooda, Tajinder Singh Dhillon, Nicholas Pooran, Prabhsimran Singh.