All eyes were set on KXIP 2019 during IPL 2019 . The reason for this was their bag full of bounty . They had the highest amount of money to do shopping in IPL 2019 auction. KXIP released more than 50% of their squad including Yuvraj Singh, Axar Patel, Stoinis and Barinder Sran . Kings XI Punjab has revamped their entire team in IPL 2019 and comes out to be following composition.
Kings XI Punjab Squad 2019 (23 Players):
Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, (Traded in), David Miller, Karun Nair, Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul, R Ashwin, Ankit Rajpoot, Andrew Tye, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Moises Henriques, Nicholas Pooran, Mohammed Shami, Sarfaraz Khan, Varun Chakravarthy, Sam Curran, Hardus Viljoen, Arshdeep Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Prabhsimran Singh, Agnivesh Ayachi, Harpreet Brar, M Ashwin .
KXIP will be lead by M. Ashwin. He did well job during IPL 2018, however, the team could not maintain the winning momentum they got in the last season. IPL 2019 auction was lead by entirely new management including CEO , and new coach Hessen. The best buy in this season could be Nicholas Pooran, Varun Chakravarthy Mohammed Shammi and Hardu Viljoen. The management has done wonderful job to strengthen their bowling options by adding in-form Shammi and C. Varun. Looks good on papers but when it comes to real match, the players fail to deliver to their potential . One of the reason for this could be new combination every season. The management has failed to grab the best players for 3-4 seasons in a row. They need to follow CSK and Mumbai Indians when it comes to retaining players as a team. Thats why these two teams share 50% of total number of IPL titles.