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Kings XI Punjab trade Stoinis for Mandeep Singh with Royal Challengers Bangalore

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The franchises are trying to use the IPL trading window to the maximum to build a strong XI. While Mumbai Indians have already announced the arrival of Quinton De Kock to their camp, here’s a news from the team of Indian skipper.

Marcus Stoinis has been traded to Royal Challengers Bangalore for Mandeep Singh. This is really a boost to both the sides who are looking for their maiden title since a decade.

Stoinis who was retained by the Kings XI Punjab for a whopping 6. 2 crores, couldn’t give his best for the side in this edition. The sides are now on a win-win situation as both of them were looking for solutions for their middle order woes.

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Further swaps and arrivals are awaited yet and there are several reports suggesting the roping in of Shikhar Dhawan with Delhi Daredevils. This is the first part of the trading window which is happening a few months after the end of the 2018 season and there will be the other window available by the end of 2019 auctions.

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Kings XI Punjab was dependent heavily on their opening duo Rahul-Gayle as their contribution played a vital role in the first half of the season.

However, the inconsistency in the batting order and exclusion of Miller cost them a lot as they failed to make it to the playoffs. On the other hand, Royal Challengers Bangalore relied on their star combo ABD-Virat and this deal is really a fair one considering their repeated failures.

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