Its IPL season and the passion for IPL 2020 is in the top gear as the most leading T20 league is all set to be played in UAE. The 13th edition of the IPL will be played between September 19- November 10. In this feature, we’ll take a look at the predicted XI of the Kings XI Punjab.
The KXIP is undoubtedly one of the most entertaining franchises in the IPL. A team which has also oftentimes punched above their weight but failed to be consistent during key fixtures. KXIP finished 6th last year as they only managed to win 6 out of 14 league matches. After a disappointing IPL 2019, the franchise made key changes in their leadership and management.
Former legendary India cricketer Anil Kumble was appointed as the Director of Cricket Operations and Head Coach of Kings XI Punjab before IPL 2020. Also, KL Rahul was named the new captain of the side and will be leading an IPL team for the first time in his career.
In the IPL auction, KXIP tried to strengthen their bowling attack that can complement their already formidable batting lineup.
Here is the Predicted XI Of Kings XI Punjab:
1. KL Rahul
There’s no denying that KL Rahul is presently one of the best T20 batsmen in the world. The opening batsman has a stellar record in both T20Is and IPL. This year will be different as Rahul will be playing with the added burden of the leadership which will be a first in his career.
The 28-year-old will have to lead his side from the front with the bat and make major decisions correct during crunch matches. Rahul was the ability to single-handedly win a T20 match and KXIP fans will be hoping that they see their new skipper in prime form during IPL 2020.
KL Rahul IPL Record: 67 Matches, 1977 runs, average 42.1, SR 138.1