IPL 2018 Team Squad and Players Kings XI Punjab: Team Analysis and Weakness

Owned by the gorgeous Preity Zinta, Kings XI Punjab Team 2018 is one of the most popular IPL team among the eight others. They are an integral part of the IPL from the inaugural season but so far has failed to win even a single time. Kings XI Punjab has been eternal underperformers in the IPL history so far but their luck seems to change this year as they have had a good round of auction this year.

The Local Boy Yuvraj Singh is making a comeback to the Punjab Side and the unsold disaster Chris Gayle also has been acquired by Kings XI. A new and stable team has been built by Kings XI Punjab this year with many popular faces like off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, Batsman KL Rahul, and Australian Pacer Andrew Tye making headlines after being bought by the Punjab franchise.

Having great players time and again Kings failed to utilize the raw talent of their purchases so far and only managed to reach in the finals once. But the complete Kings XI team for the IPL 2018 has been announced and they seem ready to go on the battle.




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Let’s take a look at the complete Kings XI Punjab team for IPL 2018 mentioned below.

Retained Players:

Player              Price

Axar Patel      6,75,00,000




Complete Kings XI Punjab squad for the IPL 2018 (21 players)

Player Type Price
Axar Patel All-Rounder ₹6,75,00,000
KL Rahul Batsman ₹11,00,00,000
Ravichandran Ashwin All-Rounder ₹7,60,00,000
Andrew Tye Bowler ₹7,20,00,000
Aaron Finch Batsman ₹6,20,00,000
Marcus Stoinis All-Rounder ₹6,20,00,000
Karun Nair Batsman ₹5,60,00,000
Mujeeb Zadran Bowler ₹4,00,00,000
Ankit Singh Rajpoot Bowler ₹3,00,00,000
David Miller Batsman ₹3,00,00,000
Mohit Sharma Bowler ₹2,40,00,000
Barinder Singh Sran Bowler ₹2,20,00,000
Yuvraj Singh All-Rounder ₹2,00,00,000
Christopher Gayle Batsman ₹2,00,00,000
Ben Dwarshuis Bowler ₹1,40,00,000
Akshdeep Nath All-Rounder ₹1,00,00,000
Manoj Tiwary Batsman ₹1,00,00,000
Mayank Agarwal Batsman ₹1,00,00,000
Manzoor Dar All-Rounder ₹20,00,000
Pardeep Sahu Bowler ₹20,00,000
Mayank Dagar All-Rounder ₹20,00,000

Kings XI Punjab Coach:

Bard Hodge

Kings XI Punjab Captain:

Uncertain




Strengths:

Kings XI Punjab strength lies in many factors contributing to their strength section like the undisputed Sixer King Yuvraj Singh, Manoj Tiwary, David Miller, KL Rahul, Karun Nair, Aaron Finch and Mayank Agarwal.

The batting line-up of Punjab is so offensive that it can destroy any bowling setup on their good day. Adding the disastrous Chris Gayle to the squad is just a gambling booster but judging by his badass performances over the years it is a very useful addition to the squad.

Other than batting, the bowling of Kings XI Punjab looks very impressive too with Mohit Sharma, Andrew Tye, Axar Patel, Barinder Sran and Ankit Rajput. Yuvi and Gayle could also take care of the spin department if the team needs them to.

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Weaknesses:

The biggest disadvantage for Kings XI Punjab is that they almost have none international quality bowler in their squad and it is a cause of major worry. Punjab will have to rely on the local talent in the bowling department.

Kings have tons of experience but we still have to see how they utilize it which they have failed to over the years. The most important factor would be to adapt and improvise with the new team and put the young talent to the test.

Will Kings XI Punjab win IPL 2018?

The Kings XI Punjab has an added advantage over all the other teams. With two smashing hitters namely Yuvraj Singh and Chris Gayle on-board, this team has an extra bonus when it comes to competing for the IPL 11 Title. Aaron Finch adds more stiffness to the team as he is capable of turning the game on his own.

Punjab IPL Team Squad also has new and young names such as Mayank Dagar and Pradeep Sahu. This side could have been better if one or two world class bowlers were included in the Team’s chart. But still, this side has a strong side and is fully capable of winning this season of IPL. Rest will be seen when the actual match will take place.

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