Kings XI Punjab does not hold a great reputation when it comes about the comparisons amongst the IPL teams. Would this IPL season be any different? This time Kings XI Punjab is banking upon two talented Bengaluru men, KL Rahul and Anil Kumble. Recently KL Rahul has gained a lot of appreciation from various players for his promising game. On the other hand, Kumble is already a respected name in the world of cricket who does not need any introduction. Kumble, the director of cricket operations, has many winning matches to his name. But what about the team which finds it difficult to even qualify into the playoffs. In the history of IPL, Kings XI Punjab has been able to enter into playoffs only twice, once in the year 2008 and the second time in the year, 2014. Would this season bring victory to the team?
The team has an amazing support staff and stellar top batting order, with openers like KL Rahul and Gayle followed by Mayank Aggarwal. But the middle is order is weak and Shami will have to bear a lot of pressure, especially after Ashwin’s exit. Rahul has great hopes for the team and finds it easier to work with Kumble. Let’s see what the future has in store for KXI Punjab.