In this article, we discuss the Kings XI Punjab Team 2020. Another team that has impressed throughout the entire duration of the IPL and yet haven’t gelled when it nattered. Kings XI Punjab has undoubtedly played a flamboyant brand of cricket with explosive batsmen like Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, and Glenn Maxwell representing their team over the years.
However, it has been a mystery why the Kings XI have never really been able to sustain their form and spirit through the duration of the tournament. This year, however, the Kings look upbeat and raring to go. The team they have assembled is much more balanced in all the departments. They have a good comb in the nation of youth and experienced international players and could well emerge as the dark horse for the tournament.
However, a lot would depend on their foreign recruits in which the team has invested so heavily. With Anil Kumble at the helm of affairs, the team is expected to display a completely different level of professionalism and expertise, something that has been the hallmark of the legendary spinner’s playing career. Following is the list of the full squad of players for Kings XI Punjab, Kings XI Punjab Team 2020.
Kings XI have never had the dearth of talented batsmen throughout the IPL. This time also Kings XI Punjab Team 2020 would look to utilize one of the finest batting talents in the country today, Mayank Agarwal at the top of the order. This classical mold Karnataka batsman has displayed on previous occasions how lethal he can be at the top of the order.
His partnership with Lokesh Rahul would be crucial for the team’s fortunes. Kings XI Punjab Team 2020 also has the likes of Karun Nair, Mandeep Singh, and the dangerous Nicholas Pooran in their ranks. However, their ultimate trump card would be Chris Gayle. It is not sure how many matches the greatest T20 batsman of all time would get to play, but the Universe Boss is still ripe at the age of 40 and once he gets settled, his T20 records are there to speak. Sarfaraz Khan lower down the order can also pack a punch when required.
In Glenn Maxwell Kings XI Punjab Team 2020 have one of the most destructive limited-overs batsmen in the modern game. Although Big Show has not been in the best of form, it will just take an innings or two for him to get settled. And once he does there is no stopping this man.
Kings XI have also roped in a utility cricketer in Jimmy Neesham who can play as a lower order pinch hitter as well as the change option seamer. His batting position would remain floating according to the needs of the game. In Deepak Hooda and Krishnappa Gowtham, they have two really good homegrown all-rounders who can strike lusty blows and pick up crucial wickets when called upon.
Kings XI Punjab Team 2020 do have an intimating pace bowling battery which is sure to cause problems for the opposition. In Mohammad Shami, they have one of the best fast bowlers in the world across all formats. Along with that, they would also have two of the most highly rated death bowlers in world cricket, Sheldon Cottrell and Chris Jordan.
Both of them are proven performers in this format and would look to make a brilliant impression first off. The Spin Department will be controlled by two young spinners with tonnes of promise and expectations ahead of them.
Mujeeb-Ur-Rehman would like his mystery to sustain this time as well. Kings XI Punjab Team 2020 have roped in the star leg spinner from India’s U19 World Cup Campaign, Ravi Bishnoi. Under the tutelage of the greatest spinner that India has ever produced, his craft would only improve. Hardus Viljoen has been kept as the backup seamer.
Lokesh Rahul would be captaining and keeping the wickets simultaneously. Lokesh’s unparalleled talent with the bat has been on display on several occasions in the past. His match-winning ability is something that Kings XI Punjab Team 2020 would count the most on. Moreover, his fearless approach and technique make him an aesthetically pleasing cricketer. Thus Rahul will undoubtedly be the leader of this pack and the player to watch out for as well.
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