Kings XI Punjab

Kings XI Punjab
Captain Ravichandran Ashwin
Coach Brad Hodge
Team information
City Mohali (Chandigarh CR), Punjab, India
Founded 2008 (2008)
Home ground PCA Stadium, Mohali
(Capacity: 26,000)
Secondary home ground(s) Holkar Stadium, Indore (Capacity : 30,000)
Indian Premier League wins 0
CLT20 wins 0
Official website:

T20I kit

Kings XI Punjab in 2018

The Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) are a franchise cricket team based in Mohali (Chandigarh CR), Punjab, that plays in the Indian Premier League. Established in 2008, the franchise is jointly owned by Bollywood actress Preity Zinta, Wadia Group scion Ness Wadia, Dabur’s Mohit Burman and Karan Paul. The team plays its home matches at the PCA Stadium, Mohali. Since the 2010 IPL, they have been playing some of their home games at Dharamsala and sometimes they also play some of their home games at Indore too .

The Kings XI Punjab's catchment areas are Kashmir, Jammu, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana, also evident from the letter sequence "K J H P H" in the banner of the team's logo.[1][2] Apart from finishing runners-up in the 2014 season when they also topped the league table, the team has made only one other playoff appearance in ten seasons.

Franchise history

In 2007, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) created the cricket tournament Indian Premier League based on the Twenty20 format of the game. Franchises for eight cities were made available in an auction held in Mumbai on 20 February 2008. The team representing Punjab was bought by the Dabur group's Mohit Burman (46%), the Wadia group's Ness Wadia (23%), Preity Zinta (23%), and Saptarshi Dey of the Dey & Dey Group (minor stake). The group paid a total of $76 million to acquire the franchise. On 10 October 2010 the franchise agreements for the Kings XI Punjab and the Rajasthan Royals were terminated by the league, but the termination was repealed.

Expulsion from the IPL and return

Following the controversy surrounding the BCCI and Lalit Modi in 2010, the Indian Premier League announced that it had terminated the franchise contracts of Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals. The teams announced that they would take whatever legal action possible to remain in the Indian Premier League[3] Initially the team tried to negotiate a solution with the league but when that couldn't be reached, they decided to file a case in Mumbai High Court accusing the IPL of getting rid of two teams so that when the bidding process starts for the 2012 IPL season the contract would be given to a more lucrative bidder[4]

Kings XI Punjab was reinstated with involvement from the High Court.

Team history


The tournament got off to a slow start for the Kings XI Punjab, with the team losing their first two games. However, 94 runs by Kumar Sangakkara helped them to take game 3. Despite the absence of Brett Lee and Simon Katich (who were committed to tour the West Indies with Australia), the team found its groove. Powered by their balanced bowling lineup[5] and effective top order,[6] the team won 9 of its next 10 matches, clinching a berth in the semi-final, where their run in the tournament came to an end with a comprehensive 9-wicket loss to the Chennai Super Kings.

Shaun Marsh was arguably KXIP's star player in the inaugural IPL.[7][8] The opener from Western Australia was overlooked in both IPL player auctions and was signed by the franchise on 9 April.[9] He finished the tournament the Orange Cap holder - the award for the player with the most runs across the competition - with an average of 68.44 and a strike rate of 139.68 in 11 innings. Marsh managed to hit 1 century and 5 half-centuries across the course of the tournament.[10]


Finishing as semi-finalists in 2008, Kings XI Punjab started with enormous ambitions to win the trophy. Their ambitions were supported by their new sponsors Emirates Airlines. With two available slots to fill the Punjab Kings made bids on Jerome Taylor and Yusuf Abdulla at the second IPL auction.

The team took a hit as most of their Australian cricketers were not available. The team lacked available pace bowlers after Jerome Taylor backed out at the last minute with an injury.

The team lost badly to Delhi Daredevils and Kolkata Knight Riders, however got back to form by beating the Royal Challengers, Rajasthan Royals and Mumbai Indians. Then the team witnessed a roller-coaster ride in their next eight matches with 4 wins and 4 losses. The team's semi-final hopes were crushed after losing to the Chennai Super Kings in their last match.


Kings XI Punjab lost six matches to Kolkata Knight Riders, Delhi Daredevils, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Deccan Chargers, Rajasthan Royals and Mumbai Indians but managed to win a match against Chennai Super Kings when the scores were level and the match went to a Super Over. Kings XI Punjab were boosted by the return of Brett Lee against Kolkata, but he was not at his best. Shaun Marsh returned in the match against Mumbai Indians. In spite of his good performance, which included a half century, the team lost the match. They ended IPL3 in last position.


IPL 2011 looked promising when they bought a full strength team with Michael Bevan as coach and Adam Gilchrist appointed as captain.

Kings XI Punjab missed out on the play offs by 2 points (or 1 victory). This meant they finished 5th in the points table.


Kings XI Punjab finished in sixth place overall, winning eight matches out of sixteen.


Kings XI Punjab failed to qualify for the play-offs but batsmen David Miller played one of the innings of the tournament in the 51st match against the Royal Challengers Bangalore, as he smashed 101* off 38 deliveries and included 8 fours and 7 sixes. Coming in at 51-3 in the 8th over and chasing a target of 190, Miller rectified the game and led Punjab to a six wicket win with 2 overs remaining.


Australia's T20I captain George Bailey was leading the squad for the 7th season. Other buys featured the likes of Virender Sehwag, Glenn Maxwell and Mitchell Johnson. Kings XI Punjab got the tournament off to a flyer, winning all of their first 5 games. The stand out player was Glenn Maxwell with his unorthodox and powerful hitting, scoring 95, 89 and 95 in his first 3 innings with a strike rate of over 200. There were many inning building innings from the veteran Indian batsman Virender Sehwag and young star Manan Vohra which made middle order batting easy and qualify to the playoffs. Due to a brilliant 122 run knock from Virender Sehwag against Chennai Super Kings in the semifinal, KXIP make their way to the final. In the final, they faced Kolkata Knight Riders where they batted first and set a good target of 199 owing to Wriddhiman Saha's brilliant 115* (which incidentally was the first ton in an IPL final[11]). However, due to Manish Pandey's 94 off 50 balls and his teammates consistently high run rate, including Piyush Chawla's 13 off 5 balls, KKR were able to win the final by 3 wickets in the final over of the match.

2014 CLT20

Kings XI were placed in Group B along with Hobart Hurricanes (Australia); Barbados Tridents (West Indies); Cape Cobras (South Africa) and Northern Knights (New Zealand).

Kings XI's first match was in their home stadium PCA Stadium, Mohali where they beat Hobart Hurricanes by 5 wickets, overhauling Hobart's 144-6 in 17.4 overs. Thisara Perera was named Man Of The Match with 2-17 and 35*, Glenn Maxwell top scored in the game with 43. They also won the second match beating the Barbados Tridents by 4 wickets. They also won their third match of the competition against the Northern Knights and qualified for the semi finals. They continued to win their final group match against the Cape Cobras but were knocked out of the tournament at the semi-final stage with a disappointing defeat against their IPL rivals the Chennai Super Kings,[12] who went on to win the tournament.


George Bailey continued to lead the side during the 2015 season. Unfortunately, the team could not repeat the heroics of the previous season where they finished 2nd, winning just 3 of the 14 games and finishing 8th in the league. David Miller finished the season as top scorer with 357 runs and Anureet Singh finished the season as the top wicket taker with 15 wickets.


David Miller and Murali Vijay captained the team in the first and second half of the 2016 season. The team had another terrible run in the league finishing 8th once again with only 4 wins under their belt. Murali Vijay was the top scorer with 453 runs and Sandeep Sharma was the top wicket taker with lots of wickets, 15 wickets to be exact.


Virender Sehwag joined as head coach as the team looked to recover from two back-to-back last-place finishes in the league. He appointed Glenn Maxwell as the captain. Eoin Morgan, Darren Sammy and Hashim Amla joined the likes of David Miller in the team. The team missed out on a place in the play-offs by a last game defeat to Rising Pune SuperGiant and ended the season in 5th winning 7 out of their 14 games. Hashim Amla finished the season as top scorer with 420 runs including two centuries, and Sandeep Sharma was top wicket taker with 17 wickets.


Kings XI Punjab squad for the 2018 IPL season includes internationals such as Ravichandran Ashwin, Yuvraj Singh, KL Rahul, Aaron Finch and Chris Gayle. Ashwin has been appointed as captain. Brad Hodge has been appointed as coach.
on 19 April 2018 Chris Gayle stole the show with his fine century after Kings XI Punjab beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 15 runs in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

No. Date Opponent Venue Result Man of the Match Scorecard link
18 April 2018Delhi DaredevilsMohaliWon by 6 Wickets K. L. Rahul 51 (16)Scorecard
213 April 2018Royal Challengers BangaloreBangaloreLost by 4 Wickets Umesh YadavScorecard
315 April 2018Chennai Super KingsMohaliWon by 4 runs Chris Gayle 63 (33)Scorecard
419 April 2018Sunrisers HyderabadMohaliWon by 15 runs Chris Gayle 104* (63)Scorecard
521 April 2018Kolkata Knight RidersKolkataWon by 9 wickets K. L. Rahul 60 (27)Scorecard
623 April 2018Delhi DaredevilsDelhiWon by 4 runs Ankit RajpootScorecard
726 April 2018Sunrisers HyderabadHyderabadLost by 13 runs Ankit RajpootScorecard
84 May 2018Mumbai IndiansIndoreLost by 6 wickets Suryakumar YadavScorecard
96 May 2018Rajasthan RoyalsIndoreWon by 6 wickets Mujeeb Ur RahmanScorecard
108 May 2018Rajasthan RoyalsjaipurLost by 15 runs Jos ButtlerScorecard
1112 May 2018Kolkata Knight RidersIndoreLost by 31 runs Sunil NarineScorecard
1214 May 2018Royal Challengers BangaloreIndoreLost by 10 wickets Umesh YadavScorecard
1316 May 2018Mumbai IndiansMumbaiLost by 3 runs Jasprit BumrahScorecard
1420 May 2018Chennai Super KingsPuneLost by 5 wickets Lungi NgidiScorecard


Year Indian Premier League
2008 Semifinalists (3rd/8)
2009 League stage (5th/8)
2010 League stage (8th/8)
2011 League stage (5th/10)
2012 League stage (6th/9)
2013 League stage (6th/9)
2014 Runners-up (2nd/8)
2015 League stage (8th/8)
2016 League stage (8th/8)
2017 League stage (5th/8)
2018 League stage (7th/8)

Kings XI played in the now defunct Champions League Twenty20 once, in 2014 and finished as semi-finalists.

Current squad

  • Players with international caps are listed in bold.
  •  *  denotes a player who is currently unavailable for selection.
  •  *  denotes a player who is unavailable for rest of the season.
No. Name Nat Birth date Batting style Bowling style Signed year Salary
5Aaron Finch (1986-11-17) 17 November 1986Right-handedSlow left-arm orthodox20186.2 crore (US$902,000)Overseas
10David Miller (1989-06-10) 10 June 1989Left-handedRight-arm off break20183 crore (US$437,000)Overseas
13Akshdeep Nath (1993-05-10) 10 May 1993Right-handedRight-arm medium-fast20181 crore (US$146,000)
14Mayank Agarwal (1991-02-16) 16 February 1991Right-handed20181 crore (US$146,000)
45Manoj Tiwary (1985-11-14) 14 November 1985Right-handedRight arm leg break20181 crore (US$146,000)
69Karun Nair (1991-12-06) 6 December 1991Right-handedRight-arm off break20185.6 crore (US$815,000)
333Chris Gayle (1979-09-21) 21 September 1979Left-handedRight-arm off break20182 crore (US$291,000)Overseas
12Yuvraj Singh (1981-12-12) 12 December 1981Left-handedSlow left-arm orthodox20182 crore (US$291,000)
17Marcus Stoinis (1989-08-16) 16 August 1989Right-handedRight-arm medium-fast20186.2 crore (US$902,000)Overseas
20Axar Patel (1994-01-20) 20 January 1994Left-handedSlow left-arm orthodox20186.75 crore (US$982,300.50)
N/APardeep Sahu (1985-08-21) 21 August 1985Right-handedRight-arm leg break201820 lakh (US$29,000)
N/AMayank Dagar (1996-11-11) 11 November 1996Right-handedSlow left-arm orthodox201820 lakh (US$29,000)
N/AManzoor Dar (1993-11-01) 1 November 1993Right-handedRight-arm off break201820 lakh (US$29,000)
1KL Rahul (1992-04-18) 18 April 1992Right-handed201811 crore (US$1.6 million)
3Ankit Rajpoot (1993-12-04) 4 December 1993Right-handedRight-arm medium-fast20182.2 crore (US$320,000)
18Mohit Sharma (1988-09-18) 18 September 1988Right-handedRight-arm medium-fast20182.4 crore (US$349,000)
23Ravichandran Ashwin (1986-09-17) 17 September 1986Right-handedRight-arm off break20187.6 crore (US$1.1 million)Captain
27Ben Dwarshuis (1994-06-23) 23 June 1994Left-handedLeft-arm fast-medium20181.4 crore (US$204,000)Overseas
51Barinder Sran (1992-12-10) 10 December 1992Left-handedLeft-arm medium-fast20183 crore (US$437,000)
68Andrew Tye (1986-12-12) 12 December 1986Right-handedRight-arm medium-fast20187.2 crore (US$1.0 million)Overseas
88Mujeeb Ur Rahman (2001-03-28) 28 March 2001Right-handedRight-arm off break20184 crore (US$582,000)Overseas

    Administration and coaching staff

    Head coaches


    Kings XI Punjab captains
    No. Name Nationality First Last Mat Won Lost Tie Win%
    1 Yuvraj Singh 200820092917120 58.62
    2 Kumar Sangakkara 2010201013391 26.92
    3 Mahela Jayawardene 201020101010 0.00
    4 Adam Gilchrist 201120133417170 50.00
    5 David Hussey 2012201312660 50.00
    6 George Bailey 201420153518170 51.42
    7 Virender Sehwag 201520151001 50.00
    8 David Miller 20162016615016.66

    Murli Vijay


    Glenn Maxwell


    Ravichandran Ashwin

    Total 16378832 47. 85

    Sponsors and partners

    In 2015, the official title sponsor of the Kings XI were Tata Motors Prima while they had on board as many as 25 sponsors, the highest for any team in the IPL. Their principal sponsors are HTC, Royal Stag, ACC Limited and DCB Bank while Britannia, BIG FM 92.7, Mountain Dew, Kingfisher Premium, Bookmyshow, Punjab Kesari, The Tribune, Blippar, Smile Foundation, Trip Factory and AIDS Healthcare Foundation function as their partners.[15]

    Year Kit Manufacturers Shirt Sponsor (Front) Shirt Sponsor (Back) Chest Branding
    2008 Reebok Spice Kotak Provogue
    2009 Fly Emirates 7 Up Nimbooz Gulf Oil
    2010 Mountain Dew
    2011 Pearls Linc Pens
    2012 U.S. Polo Assn. Videocon d2h Lux Cozi U.S. Polo Assn.
    2013 TYKA Sports NVD Solar NVD Solar
    2014 Tata Motors Prima Arise Mobiles Trip Factory
    2015 Mankind HTC
    2016 Idea Valvoline
    2017 Hero Cycles Johnson
    2018 T10 Sports Kent RO Systems Jio Lotus Herbals


    Performance summary

    Year Total Wins Losses No result % win
    201614410028. 57%

    Last updated: 9 May 2018

    Opposition in Indian Premier League

    Teams Matches Won Lost Tied No result % win
    Chennai Super Kings198110042.10%
    Deccan Chargers10730070.00℅
    Delhi Daredevils221390059.09℅
    Gujarat Lions 4 2 2 0 0 50%
    Kochi Tuskers Kerala11000100%
    Kolkata Knight Riders228140036.36℅%
    Mumbai Indians2110110047.61%
    Pune Warriors India6330050.00%
    Rajasthan Royals177100041.15%
    Rising Pune Supergiant 4 2 2 0 0 50%
    Royal Challengers Bangalore211290057.14%
    Sunrisers Hyderabad12390025.00℅
    Teams now defunct

    Last updated: 9 May 2018

    Opposition in cl20 League

    Teams Matches Won Lost Tied No result % win
    Hobart Hurricanes11000100.00%
    Barbados Tridents11000100.00%
    Cape Cobras11000100.00%
    Northern Knights11000100.00%

    Last updated: 6 May 2018

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