Today we bring you the 25 players featuring in KXIP Squad for IPL 2021. The KL Rahul led Kings XI Punjab looked good for their maiden title in 2020 edition of the cash rich league; but squandered chances in later stage to get out of Indian Premier League title contention. The PCA Stadium Mohali based side have changed their name to Punjab Kings this season as they would like to aim at the title, let’s see who are the 25 members of KXIP Squad for IPL 2021.
Uttar Pradesh Left arm orthodox bowler was among the players Punjab Kings opted for during the Indian Premier League 2021 auctions. The bowler would be part of the KXIP squad for IPL 2021 though it is still to be seen how the KL Rahul’s team use him in the bowling attack which has a set pair of Ravi Bishnoi & Murugan Ashwin in spin department.
Jharkhand All-rounder is also among the cricketer who were part of the IPL 2021 auctions and he joins the KXIP squad for IPL 2021 after being picked by the Mohali based outfit. Utkarsh is seeking his debut into the T20 tournament to learn as much from the experienced pros like Chris Gayle & KL Rahul as he can.
Moga born Harpreet Brar is part of the KXIP squad for IPL 2021 as well with the youngster being the ones Punjab Kings retained this season. Brar got two matches in IPL 2019 and one match in IPL 2020, but was wicket-less in both seasons, he would not only like to pick his first wicket of the tournament, but also try to get as many matches as possible.
Vidarbha Medium pacer was picked by the Preity Zinta owned team during Indian Premier League 2019 auctions and since then he’s been part of team. Nalkande will be a member of the KXIP squad for IPL 2021 though he’s still looking for his first match at the cash rich league, something which can expand his promising career as people make out from his Domestic T20 performances.
Punjab Wicket-keeper batsman is the third wicket-keeper in the KXIP squad for IPL 2021. But with KL Rahul being in the form of his life during the Indian Premier League 2020, Prabhsimran would find it difficult to get matches in the tournament in presence of Nicholas Pooran as the second keeper for the team . Prabhsimran was picked by the Mohit Burman owned side during IPL 2019 auctions at a huge price of 4.8 Crores Indian Rupees.
Tamil Nadu all-rounder Shahrukh Khan would like to perform like his idol Kane Williamson as he aspires to be the finisher every team would like to have. He already creating buzz in domestic cricket with his quick 30-40 runs every time he bats and he would like to take this to Indian Premier League tournament in the upcoming edition. Among the top 3 purchases by the team with his price 5.25 Crores Indian Rupees, Punjab must be thinking of him as the perfect finisher in season 14.
Bengal Medium Pacer Ishan Porel is another young cricketer looking for his debut match for the KPH Dream Cricket Private Limited owned team in the Indian Premier League tournament. Porel is coming off the Indian Under 19 Cricket team of 2018 where he first caught the eyes of selectors.
Kerala All-rounder Jalaj Saxena joins the KXIP squad for IPL 2021 after he was picked during the mini auction in lead to the tournament edition. Jalaj is among the players who are seeking their IPL debut match though he is among those with 50+ matches in his domestic T20 career.
The Young Mumbai Cricketer was part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore team during IPL 2015-2018 and was picked by the Kings XI Punjab (the Punjab Kings now) during IPL 2019 auctions. Khan is part of the KXIP squad for IPL 2021 as well as he would like to settle as a lower middle order batsman in the team. Sarfaraz has already played 30 plus games in the tournament format and would like to now take the leap to become a go-to player for the captains.
The Hobart Hurricanes‘ Fast bowler is still in his early days of T20 International Career. Meredith joins the KXIP squad for IPL 2021 at a whopping 8 Crore Indian Rupees cost during the season’s mini auction. Kangaroo bowler Meredith picked 16 wickets from 13 matches in Big Bash League 2021 and he would like to improve on wicket numbers in the Indian Premier League tournament.
The Punjab Left arm pace bowler has been part of the Punjab Kings (Kings XI Punjab) since the 2019 edition of Indian Premier League. Arshdeep picked 3 wickets from 3 matches in the season and then followed with 9 wickets from 8 matches in IPL 2020. Arshdeep would like to improve upon his wicket tally to be a regular partner to Mohammed Shami in the bowling attack.
Baroda Right handed batsman first came into Indian Premier league in 2014 edition when he was picked by Rajasthan Royals. A powerful striker of cricket ball, Hooda can be a good allrounder. He also played with Sunrisers Hyderabad before being picked by the Punjab Kings team during IPL 2020 auctions. Hooda is a member of the KXIP squad for IPL 2021 as well, though he would like to feature more regularly in the playing XI this season.
The England medium pacer Chris Jordan first played in Indian Premier League in 2016 and picked 11 wickets from 9 matches for Royal Challengers Bangalore. He was picked by Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2017 though he could get just one match in the season. Same was the case for him in IPL 2018; he would pick 9 wickets from 9 matches in IPL 2020. Jordan is part of the Punjab Kings team for Indian Premier League 2021 as well.
Jodhpur born Ravi Bishnoi was part of the India U-19 team at the ICC U-19 World Cup 2020 and his performances there got him into IPL fold with Kings XI Punjab picking him for the season. Rajasthan Cricketer Bishnoi picked 12 wickets from the season, a tally he’d like to improve upon as a member of KXIP squad for IPL 2021.
Tamil Nadu Leg Spinner Murugan Ashwin’s best bowling performance came in Indian Premier League 2020 when he picked 10 wickets from 9 matches. His pair with Ravi Bishnoi was one of the highlights of Kings XI Punjab in the season.
West Indies Wicket-keeper batsman would be a member of the KXIP squad for IPL 2021 though this Trinidadian Cricketer is part of the team since 2019 when he was bought during the auctions. Pooran played 14 matches for the team in Indian Premier League 2020 scoring 2 fifties. Pooran & the team, both would expect a better statistics from the batsman in the upcoming season.
Jalandhar born Punjab Cricketer had been previously associated with Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore. Mandeep Singh was picked by the Anil Kumble coached team in IPL 2015; he’s since then part of Punjab team and would be part of the KXIP squad for IPL 2021 as well. A top order player, he’d be looking for some good performances coming off his bat this season.
West Indies all-rounder was picked by the Punjab team during the auctions this year to be part of the KXIP squad for IPL 2021. He has previously played for Jamaica Tallawahs, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, Sylhet Sixers, Kerala Knights, Pune Devils, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Multan Sultans & Northern Warriors in the shortest format. Fabian Allen is looking for his debut match in the IPL tournament.
Australian All-rounder Moises Constantino Henriques has played for Delhi Daredevils, Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sunrisers Hyderabad & Sydney Sixers in the T20 League tournaments. Henriques was picked by the Punjab team again this year during the auctions to be a member of KXIP for IPL 2021. With him, Allen, Shahrukh & Jalaj, they’d expect the team to do better than previous season when an amazing KL Rahul couldn’t win them the trophy as he wouldn’t get much support from other players.
This England Left handed top order batsman has already been a name to reckon in the shortest format. Malan has played for Comilla Warriors, Cumilla Warriors, England Lions, Hobart Hurricanes, Islamabad United & Peshawar Zalmi in his T20 League tournaments and would like to extend his form to the Indian Premier League this season after he was picked by the Punjab team to be a member of KXIP squad for IPL 2021.
Punjab based team spent the highest this season to bring Jhye to KXIP squad for IPL 2021. The Australian Pace bowler has represented Perth Scorchers in the Big Bash League. He’s still to play any T20 league outside Australia. Jhye could be the bowling partner Shami wants to have to put pressure on the opponents.
The Indian reverse swing specialist, Shami, has been playing Indian Premier League for quite a some time with teams like Delhi Daredevils, Kolkata Knight Riders & Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings). He’s been leading the pace bowling of the team and would be doing the same for the KXIP squad for IPL 2021. Shami had picked 19 wickets in 2019 season and 20 wickets from the season 2020.
Karnataka right handed batsman is part of the Indian test team and has been playing the Indian Premier League since 2011. Mayank has played for Belagavi Panthers, Bellary Tuskers, Delhi Daredevils, Kings XI Punjab, Rising Pune Supergiant & Royal Challengers Bangalore in Karnataka Premier League and the Indian Premier League tournaments. Agrawal scored 424 runs in IPL 2020 with a century and two fifties as he would like to improve the figures this season to support the team in their title campaign as a part of KXIP squad for IPL 2021.
The Universe Boss is the boss of T20 Cricket; he’s played for Balkh Legends, Barisal Burners, Chattogram Challengers, Chittagong Vikings, Dhaka Gladiators, Jamaica Tallawahs, Kandy Tuskers, Karachi Kings, Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders, Lahore Qalandars, Matabeleland Tuskers, Melbourne Renegades, Quetta Gladiators, Rangpur Riders, Royal Challengers Bangalore, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, Stanford Superstars, Sydney Thunder & Vancouver Knights which perhaps represent all the T20 league tournaments across the globe.
Gayle has gotten slow in his running between wickets but his skill of dispatching the leather ball outta park has kept him as favorite of T20 teams he’s played for. Punjab Kings would expect a Gaylestorm destroying everything during IPL 2021.
KL Rahul (Captain)
The Karnataka wicket-keeper batsman led from front in Indian Premier League 2020 as he would go on to score the most runs by any batsman. He’d like to replicate a similar performance this season to lead KXIP squad for IPL 2021 to their maiden title win, something this Mohali based team is waiting for long. Rahul scored 670 runs last season.
Phase 2 in UAE, Changes in KXIP Squad for IPL 2021 :
Due to corona outbreak in India, the season was stopped post Match number 29 and all the remaining matches were shifted out of India to be held during September-October at UAE. With the changes in season schedules, there were withdrawals and new additions to the squads. Punjab Kings had two withdrawals and they added new players. The changes are listed below:
These were the twenty five players who make the squad of Punjab Kings for Indian Premier League 2021 season. Hope your liked the content; don’t forget to put in your thoughts & questions as comments.
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