Kings XI Punjab

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Kings XI Punjab
Kings XI Punjab logo.svg
CaptainKarun Nair
CoachMike Hesson
Team information
CityMohali (Chandigarh CR), Punjab, India
Founded2008 (2008)
Home groundPCA Stadium, Mohali
(Capacity: 26,000)
Secondary home ground(s)Holkar Stadium, Indore (Capacity : 30,000)
Indian Premier League wins0
CLT20 wins0

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[edit]

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agreements for the Kings XI Punjab and the Rajasthan Royals were terminated by the league, but the termination was repealed.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[edit]

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[edit]


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.

Co-owner Preity Zinta often turns up for her team's matches.

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[edit]

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
1 8 April 2018 Delhi Daredevils Mohali Won by 6 Wickets India K. L. Rahul 51 (16) Scorecard
2 13 April 2018 Royal Challengers Bangalore Bangalore Lost by 4 Wickets India Umesh Yadav Scorecard
3 15 April 2018 Chennai Super Kings Mohali Won by 4 runs West Indies Cricket Board Chris Gayle 63 (33) Scorecard
4 19 April 2018 Sunrisers Hyderabad Mohali Won by 15 runs West Indies Cricket Board Chris Gayle 104* (63) Scorecard
5 21 April 2018 Kolkata Knight Riders Kolkata Won by 9 wickets India K. L. Rahul 60 (27) Scorecard
6 23 April 2018 Delhi Daredevils Delhi Won by 4 runs India Ankit Rajpoot Scorecard
7 26 April 2018 Sunrisers Hyderabad Hyderabad Lost by 13 runs India Ankit Rajpoot Scorecard
8 4 May 2018 Mumbai Indians Indore Lost by 6 wickets India Suryakumar Yadav Scorecard
9 6 May 2018 Rajasthan Royals Indore Won by 6 wickets Afghanistan Mujeeb Ur Rahman Scorecard
10 8 May 2018 Rajasthan Royals jaipur Lost by 15 runs England Jos Buttler Scorecard
11 12 May 2018 Kolkata Knight Riders Indore Lost by 31 runs West Indies Cricket Board Sunil Narine Scorecard
12 14 May 2018 Royal Challengers Bangalore Indore Lost by 10 wickets India Umesh Yadav Scorecard
13 16 May 2018 Mumbai Indians Mumbai Lost by 3 runs India Jasprit Bumrah Scorecard
14 20 May 2018 Chennai Super Kings Pune Lost by 5 wickets South Africa Lungi Ngidi Scorecard


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[edit]

  • 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
N/A Mandeep Singh India (1991-12-18) 18 December 1991 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm medium 2019
10 David Miller South Africa (1989-06-10) 10 June 1989 (age 29) Left-handed Right-arm off break 2018 3 crore (US$417,000) Overseas
13 Akshdeep Nath India (1993-05-10) 10 May 1993 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast 2018 1 crore (US$139,000)
14 Mayank Agarwal India (1991-02-16) 16 February 1991 (age 27) Right-handed 2018 1 crore (US$139,000)
69 Karun Nair India (1991-12-06) 6 December 1991 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm off break 2018 5.6 crore (US$779,000) Captain
333 Chris Gayle Jamaica (1979-09-21) 21 September 1979 (age 39) Left-handed Right-arm off break 2018 2 crore (US$278,000) Overseas
20 Axar Patel India (1994-01-20) 20 January 1994 (age 24) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox 2018 6.75 crore (US$939,235.50)
N/A Mayank Dagar India (1996-11-11) 11 November 1996 (age 22) Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox 2018 20 lakh (US$28,000)
N/A Manzoor Dar India (1993-11-01) 1 November 1993 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm off break 2018 20 lakh (US$28,000)
1 KL Rahul India (1992-04-18) 18 April 1992 (age 26) Right-handed 2018 11 crore (US$1.5 million)
3 Ankit Rajpoot India (1993-12-04) 4 December 1993 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast 2018 3 crore (US$417,000)
51 Barinder Sran India (1992-12-10) 10 December 1992 (age 25) Left-handed Left-arm medium-fast 2018 2.2 crore (US$306,000)
68 Andrew Tye Australia (1986-12-12) 12 December 1986 (age 31) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast 2018 7.2 crore (US$1.0 million) Overseas
88 Mujeeb Ur Rahman Afghanistan (2001-03-28) 28 March 2001 (age 17) Right-handed Right-arm off break 2018 4 crore (US$557,000) Overseas

Administration and coaching staff[edit]

Head coaches[edit]


Kings XI Punjab captains
No. Name Nationality First Last Mat Won Lost Tie Win%
1 Yuvraj Singh India 2008 2009 29 17 12 0 58.62
2 Kumar Sangakkara Sri Lanka 2010 2010 13 3 9 1 26.92
3 Mahela Jayawardene Sri Lanka 2010 2010 1 0 1 0 0.00
4 Adam Gilchrist Australia 2011 2013 34 17 17 0 50.00
5 David Hussey Australia 2012 2013 12 6 6 0 50.00
6 George Bailey Australia 2014 2015 35 18 17 0 51.42
7 Virender Sehwag India 2015 2015 1 0 0 1 50.00
8 David Miller South Africa 2016 2016 6 1 5 0 16.66

Murli Vijay

India 2016 2016 8 3 5 0 37.50

Glenn Maxwell

Australia 2017 2017 14 7 7 0 50.00

Ravichandran Ashwin

India 2018 - 14 6 8 0 42.86
Total 163 78 83 2 47. 85

Sponsors and partners[edit]

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.[14]

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[1]


Performance summary

Year Total Wins Losses No result % win
2008 15 10 5 0 66.66%
2009 14 7 7 0 50.00%
2010 14 4 10 0 28.57%
2011 14 7 7 0 50.00%
2012 16 8 8 0 50.00%
2013 16 8 8 0 50.00%
2014 17 12 5 0 70.58%
2015 14 3 11 0 21.43%
2016 14 4 10 0 28. 57%
2017 14 7 7 0 50.00℅
2018 12 6 6 0 50.00℅
Total 157 75 82 0 47.77%

Last updated: 9 May 2018

Opposition in Indian Premier League

Teams Matches Won Lost Tied No result % win
Chennai Super Kings 19 8 11 0 0 42.10%
Deccan Chargers 10 7 3 0 0 70.00℅
Delhi Daredevils 22 13 9 0 0 59.09℅
Gujarat Lions 4 2 2 0 0 50%
Kochi Tuskers Kerala 1 1 0 0 0 100%
Kolkata Knight Riders 22 8 14 0 0 36.36℅%
Mumbai Indians 21 10 11 0 0 47.61%
Pune Warriors India 6 3 3 0 0 50.00%
Rajasthan Royals 17 7 10 0 0 41.15%
Rising Pune Supergiant 4 2 2 0 0 50%
Royal Challengers Bangalore 21 12 9 0 0 57.14%
Sunrisers Hyderabad 12 3 9 0 0 25.00℅
Teams now defunct

Last updated: 9 May 2018

Opposition in cl20 League

Teams Matches Won Lost Tied No result % win
Hobart Hurricanes 1 1 0 0 0 100.00%
Barbados Tridents 1 1 0 0 0 100.00%
Cape Cobras 1 1 0 0 0 100.00%
Northern Knights 1 1 0 0 0 100.00%

Last updated: 6 May 2018

Full Table on Cricinfo


  1. ^ "What's in a logo? Ask KXIP". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  2. ^ "IPL: Preity Zinta unveils Mohali-Kings XI Punjab". Thatscricket. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  3. ^ "IPL news: IPL terminates Punjab, Rajasthan franchises | Cricket News | Global | ESPN Cricinfo". Retrieved 2012-08-08.
  4. ^ Kings XI Punjab accuse IPL of unfair treatment
  5. ^ Cricinfo - Records - Indian Premier League, 2007/08 - Kings XI Punjab - Most wickets
  6. ^ Cricinfo - Records - Indian Premier League, 2007/08 - Kings XI Punjab - Highest partnerships by runs
  7. ^ Cricinfo - Five finds
  8. ^ The Tribune, Chandigarh, India - Sport
  9. ^ Cricinfo - Shaun Marsh joins Mohali
  10. ^ Cricinfo - Records - Indian Premier League, 2007/08 - Most runs
  11. ^ Soumitra Bose (June 4, 2014). "After Kolkata Knight Riders, West Bengal Plan to Fete IPL Final Centurion Wriddhiman Saha". NDTV. Retrieved March 10, 2018.
  12. ^ Arun Gopalakrishnan (2014-10-02). "Match Report: SF2 - Kings XI Punjab V Chennai Super Kings". Champions League T20. Mumbai. Retrieved 2015-04-21.
  13. ^ Gaurav Gupta (5 November 2018). "Venkatesh Prasad quits Kings XI Punjab; Sridharan Sriram, Prasanna Agoram on board". The Times of India. Retrieved 17 November 2018.
  14. ^

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