Warm greetings to all the IPL fantasy league lovers from 11Wickets! Today we are going to talk about the team of bubbly and Preity actress. What? Have you already guessed? Yes, the team is Kings XI Punjab co-owned by Bollywood Actress, Preity Zinta.
In our previous post we have mentioned about the consistent under-performance of Delhi Capitals. Today you will recall how under-performed Kings XI Punjab has been over the years in IPL. However, all the IPL fantasy cricket lovers who have followed the team all these years know how they have played in 11 editions. Only once the team has been the runners-up.
The team normally plays their home games at the IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali, even though they have played a few of their home games at the HPCA Stadium in Dharamshala.
The top order Indian batsman, Virender Sehwag has led the team in IPL 2008. He has proven to be the iconic cricketer for the team. If he had been continuing his cricket career now, he would have been one of the top priorities for IPL T20 fantasy cricket team makers.
Kings XI Punjab has garnered one of the most loyal fans amongst the IPL T20 cricket games franchises. One of the biggest explanations behind the strong links between the team and the fans is the way the team plays on the field. The team has the tagline ‘Live Punjabi Be Punjabi’. Their playing style reflects the fearless Punjabis.
Let’s move on to know who is in the team for IPL 2019:
Batsmen: Sarfaraz Khan, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, David Miller and Mandeep Singh
Wicketkeepers: Simran Singh, N Pooran and Lokesh Rahul
Bowlers: M Ashwin, Mujeeb Ur Rehman, R Ashwin, Arshdeep Singh, HardusVilojen, Mohammed Shami, Andrew Tye and Ankit Rajpoot
All-Rounders: Harpreet Brar, AgniveshAyachi, D Nalkande, Sam Curran, V Chakaravarthy and Moises Henriques
Take a look at the past performance of Kings XI Punjab:
2008: At the first edition of IPL, Kings XI Punjab has been the semi-finalist of the tournament.
2009: In the second edition of the tournament, the team has reached 5th position in the league stage.
2010: During the third edition of IPL, KXIP has reached 8th position in the league stage.
2011: At the fourth edition, they have reached 5th position in the league stage.
2012: During the fifth edition they have reached 6th position in the league stage.
2013: During the sixth edition of the tournament, KXIP has reached 6th position in the league stage.
2014: For the first time KXIP has become the runners-up in the seventh edition.
2015: In the eighth edition, they have reached 8th position in the league stage.
2016: During the ninth edition, the team has reached 8th position in the league stage.
2017: During the tenth edition, KXIP has reached 5th position in the league stage.
2018: At the eleventh edition, the team has reached 7th position in the league stage.
Batting performance of the KXIP in IPL fantasy league matches
KXIP records 232 runs in the tournament as their highest total against Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2011.
KXIP records 73 runs in the tournament as their lowest total against Rising Pune Supergiants in IPL 2017.
Shaun Marsh has scored 2477 runs, highest totals by any KXIP player.
Virender Sehwag has scored 122 runs, highest as an individual for KXIP against CSK in IPL 2014.
KXIP has scored 10 centuries in 11 editions of the tournament. The list has names like David Miller (101*), Chris Gayle (104*), HashimAmla (104* & 104), Adam Gilchrist (106), Mahela Jayawardene (110*), Shaun Marsh (115), Wriddhiman Saha (115*), Paul Valthaty (120*) and Virender Sehwag (122).
Shaun Marsh has scored the highest half-centuries for KXIP, 20 half centuries.
KL Rahul has scored the highest individual runs in a single edition of the tournament in IPL 2018, 659 runs.
Bowling performance of the KXIP in IPL fantasy league matches
Piyush Chawla has taken 86 wickets in total, the highest by a KXIP player.
Ankit Rajpoot has taken 5/14against SRH in IPL 2018, the best individual bowling performance, by KXIP player.
2 bowlers from KXIP have taken 5 wickets and they are Dimitri Mascarenhas (5/25) and Ankit Rajpoot (5/14).
Andrew Tye has taken 24 wickets in a single edition of IPL.
Fielding performance of the KXIP in IPL fantasy league matches
David Miller has taken 46 catches and records the maximum by any KXIP player.
Again, David Miller has taken 14 catches in alone in IPL 2014
Wicket keeping performance of the KXIP in IPL fantasy league matches
Wriddhiman Saha has dismissed 54 players (Ct – 39, St – 15) in total as a wicketkeeper of KXIP.
Adam Gilchrist has dismissed 4 players of CSK in IPL 2012 and Wriddhiman Saha has also dismissed 4 players of RPSG in IPL 2016 & against SRH in IPL 2017.
Wriddhiman Saha has dismissed14players total in IPL 2015.
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