2015 IPL Team Profile; The Knack Kindling Kings XI Punjab

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Kings XI Punjab

Bio

Founded: 2008

Owner: KPH Dream Cricket Private Limited. (Ness Wadia, Preity Zinta, Mohit Burman, The Oberoi Group, Karan Paul)

City: Ajitgarh, Punjab; India

Home Ground: PCA Stadium, Ajitgarh; Punjab (28 000)

Secondary Home Ground/s: HPCA Stadium, Dharamsala; Himachal Pradesh (25 000); Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune; Maharashtra (34 000)

IPL Titles: 0

CL T20 Titles: 0 (Semi-Finalists ‘14)

Best IPL Finish: Runners-Up ‘14

Captain: George Bailey

Coach: Sanjay Bangar

Highest Ranked T20 Batsman: David Miller (41st)

Highest Ranked T20 Bowler: Glenn Maxwell (34th)

2014 IPL Record: 12-5 (Finished as Runners-up)

2015 Squad

Batsmen

Name: George Bailey; Age: 32; Batting Style: Right-Handed; Bowling Style: Right-Arm Medium

Name: Murali Vijay; Age: 31; Batting Style: Right-Handed; Bowling Style: Right-Arm Off Break

Name: David Miller; Age: 25; Batting Style: Left-Handed; Bowling Style: Right-Arm Off Break

Name: Shaun Marsh; Age: 31; Batting Style: Left-Handed; Bowling Style: Slow Left-Arm Orthodox

Name: Virender Sehwag; Age: 36; Batting Style: Right-Handed; Bowling Style: Right-Arm Off Break

Name: Gurkeerat Singh; Age: 24; Batting Style: Right-Handed; Bowling Style: Right-Arm Off Break

Name:  Manan Vohra; Age: 21; Batting Style: Right-Handed; Bowling Style: Right-Arm Medium

Name: Nikhil Naik; Age: 20; Batting Style: Right-Handed; Bowling Style: Right-Arm Off Break

All-Rounders

Name: Thisara Perera; Age: 26; Batting Style: Left-Handed; Bowling Style: Right-Arm Medium-Fast

Name: Rishi Dhawan; Age: 25; Batting Style: Right-Handed; Bowling Style: Right-Arm Medium-Fast

Name: Axar Patel; Age: 21; Batting Style: Left-Handed; Bowling Style: Slow Left-Arm Orthodox

Name: Glenn Maxwell; Age: 26; Batting Style: Right-Handed; Bowling Style: Right-Arm Off Break

Name: Shivam Sharma; Age: 21; Batting Style: Right-Handed; Bowling Style: Right-Arm Off Break

Wicketkeepers

Name: Wriddhiman Saha; Age: 30; Batting Style: Right-Handed; Bowling Style: N/A

Bowlers

Name: Karanveer Singh; Age: 27; Batting Style: Right-Handed; Bowling Style: Leg Break Googly

Name: Mitchell Johnson; Age: 33; Batting Style: Left-Handed; Bowling Style: Left-Arm Fast

Name: Shardul Thakur; Age: 23; Batting Style: Right-Handed; Bowling Style: Right-Arm Medium-Fast

Name: Anureet Singh; Age: 27; Batting Style: Right-Handed; Bowling Style: Right-Arm Medium-Fast

Name: Parvinder Awana; Age: 28; Batting Style: Right-Handed; Bowling Style: Right-Arm Medium-Fast

Name: Sandeep Sharma; Age: 21; Batting Style: Right-Handed; Bowling Style: Right-Arm Medium-Fast

Name: Beuran Hendricks; Age: 24; Batting Style: Right-Handed; Bowling Style: Left-Arm Medium-Fast

Name: Yogesh Golwalkar; Age: 35; Batting Style: Left-Handed; Bowling Style: Leg Break

The Money List (Top 5 Highest Paid Players)

David Miller ($ 2m)

Mitchell Johnson ($ 1m)

Glenn Maxwell ($ 950 000)

Manan Vohra ($ 630 000)

George Bailey ($ 520 000)

The Grand Stand View

It has been a tale of two seasons for the Mumbai Indians, last season’s defiant almost champions have surprisingly turned into this season’s whipping boys and the lack of stability within the side has hurt the team greatly as they are already destined to finish the season in last place and in need of a serious rethink at the drawing board. Their less than impressive form has been a direct result of a mismanagement of resources, coupled with a withdrawal of key players and some poor cricketing displays with both bat and ball.

The Kings XI Punjab are now playing for pride and an improvement on the paltry two wins they have managed all season as they seek to bring a much needed boost to the camp in preparation for life moving forward in Punjab. The Kings IX will be keen to write this season off as a learning curve and seek to re-establish themselves as an IPL powerhouse next season; there may need to be a personnel shakeup on all levels, but the organization will be better off for it as they know that they have fallen radically short of the benchmark they have set for themselves over the years.

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