Kings XI Punjab mentor Virender Sehwag spoke about why Yuvraj Singh was not made the captain in IPL 11 season. India’s ace off-spinner R Ashwin was appointed as the captain for this season. Sehwag thought a bowler would be an ideal option for the team. There were thoughts that Yuvraj Singh could become the captain of Kings XI Punjab side this season.
During the IPL 11 auction, Kings XI Punjab franchise bought Indian off-spinner R Ashwin who was with Chennai Super Kings. He said that the team would is thinking about a long-term option. Kings XI Punjab has a decent side with Chris Gayle, Yuvraj Singh, and other big players. Virender Sehwag also speaks about if the season does not go well, we might think of changing the captain.
In IPL 10, Kings XI Punjab did not have a great season finishing 5th. Before this, David Miller, Glenn Maxwell, Geroge Bailey, Murali Vijay were made the captains of the Kings XI franchise. Ashwin has been a successful bowler in IPL history taking 100 wickets in 111 matches with an economy of 6.55 runs per over.
R Ashwin did not take part in the IPL 10 season due to an injury. India’s ace off-spinner has not featured in ODI squad for quite some time. Kings XI Punjab would be looking perform much better in season 11. It is going to be a big challenge for R Ashwin to captain Kings XI Punjab side. The IPL 11 season starts from 7th April.
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Yuvraj Singh was named as the captain of Kings XI Punjab side during the 1st season of IPL in 2008. Kings XI Punjab has a strong side comprising of Aaron Finch, Chris Gayle, Lokesh Rahul, Andrew Tye, Mayank Agarwal. Virender Sehwag Kings XI Punjab franchise should be looking for their foreign players to play with positive intent.