Kings XI Punjab Team 2021 squad has been announced by the franchise ahead of the Indian Premier League. The franchise has retained fourteen players and recruited nine players for the upcoming cricket season. Kings XI Punjab bought nine players spending INR 42.70, including Glenn Maxwell, James Neesham, Chris Jordan, and Sheldon Cottrell.
KL Rahul is the captain of the Kings XI Punjab squad 2021, while Chris Gayle vice-captain to the lineup. The franchise has retained Mohammad Shami, Nicholas, Mujeeb, your Rahman, Mandeep Singh, and Mayank Agarwal. Moreover, Hardus Viljoen, Darshan Nalkande, Murugan Ashwin, Harpreet Brar, and Sarfaraz Khan.
The veteran Twenty20 specialist batsman Chris Gayle is the best player in the squad. He has scored 175 runs off 66 balls as his highest ever IPL individual runs and the highest ever T20 cricket. The team has released David Miller and Moises Henriques, who were part of the previous squad.
Glenn Maxwell is the most expensive overseas player in the Kings XI Punjab Team 2021. He got the bid price of INR 10.75 crores making him the most valuable player in the squad. The has made significant changes in the team taking more all-rounders, and some specialist limited over bowlers.
Kings XI Punjab has brought James Neesham, Chris Jordan, and Sheldon Cottrell as their new players. The bowling unit is strengthened as compared to their previous year squad.
Kings XI Punjab has KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Mandeep Singh, Karun Nair, Sarfaraz Khan, and Chris Gayle. KL Rahul is playing his third season of Indian Premier League for KXIP as a captain, who played 67 matches in his IPL career. He has scored 16 half-centuries and won “Purple Cap” being the leading run-scorer for his franchise.
KL Rahul and Chris Gayle, as their opening partnership, have set few records and winning several games on their own. He first appears for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL 2013 and held by the franchise before making his way to SunRisers Hyderabad.
Chris Gayle is the opening batsman who will play his second season for Kings XI Punjab in 2018 and held by the franchise after that. Sarfaraz Khan is the top-order batting line who played his second innings of 45 runs for just 21 balls the very second innings of his career.
Another local player Karun Nair is the top-order batsmen who have ten half-centuries on his name in the IPL. Mandeep Singh, another batting all-rounder, and top-order batsman are brought from first-class cricket. The franchise has brought Mayank Agarwal in their Kings XI Punjab Team 2021 for one crore.
He played 77 matches and have scored five centuries in his IPL career. Glenn Maxwell, Chris Jordan, and James Neesham are the main all-rounders in the Kings XI squad. Maxwell earlier played in the Kings XI Punjab squad 2014 and returned to the team for the first time.
He has scored six half-centuries in his IPL career with his career-best 95 runs. Chris Jordan to play the first season of Indian Premier League for Kings XI Punjab Team 2021 for three crores. Three local players, including Harpreet Brar, Deepak Hooda, Darshan Nalkande as their debutant players in the squad.
Lower Middle Order
Krishnappa Gowtham and Jagadeesha Suchith to play for Kings XI Punjab for the upcoming cricket season. Gowtham has taken 12 wickets in 22 matches while Suchith as with the same number of wickets on his name. Tajinder Singh to make his debut in the Indian Premier League 2021 for Kings XI Punjab for his base price of 20 lacs.
Nicholas Pooran is a left-handed wicket-keeper batsman who has been bought by the franchise for 4.2 crores. Prabh Singh auctioned to the Kings XI Punjab for 55 lacs, and he will play the first season for his franchise. Mohammad Shami is retained by the franchise ahead of the 2021 Indian Premier League.
He is the leading wicket-taker for Kings XI Punjab since he made his first appearance in the squad. In the bowling unit, KXIP has bought Salute celebration man, Sheldon Cottell, to play his first season for the franchise. In the bowling combination, Mujeeb, your Rahman, played his first season of the tournament for Kings XI Punjab in 2018 and retained by the franchise from after that.
Mujeeb ur Rahman has 3/27 as his first bowling figure in the short history of the Indian Premier League for Kings XI Punjab. Arshdeep Singh is a right-arm medium-fast bowler and chosen by the franchise after his first-class outstanding cricket career.
Another local player Ishan Porel from Bengal will play the first season of the tournament for Kings XI Punjab. The team has brought South African fast bowler Hardus Viljoen who will play the first season for KXIP this year. Ravi Bishnoi and Murugan Ashwin also got an early chance for IPL 2021 this year.
Kings XI Punjab Team 2021
|Name||Playing Role||Year||IPL Salary 2020|
|K. L. Rahul||Batsmen||2018||11 Crores|
|Mayank Agarwal||Batsmen||2018||1 Crores|
|Mandeep Singh||Batsmen||2019||1.4 Crores|
|Karun Nair||Batsmen||2018||5.6 Crores|
|Sarfaraz Khan||Batsmen||2019||25 Lacs|
|Chris Gayle||Batsmen||2018||2 Crores|
|Harpreet Brar||All-rounders||2019||20 Lacs|
|Darshan Nalkande||All-rounders||2019||30 Lacs|
|Krishnappa Gowtham||All-rounders||2020||6.2 Crores|
|Jagadeesha Suchith||All-rounders||2020||20 Lacs|
|Glenn Maxwell||All-rounders||2020||10.75 Crores|
|Chris Jordan||All-rounders||2020||3 Crores|
|James Neesham||All-rounders||2020||50 Lacs|
|Deepak Hooda||All-rounders||2020||50 Lacs|
|Tajinder Singh||All-rounders||2020||20 Lacs|
|Nicholas Pooran||Wicket-Keeper||2019||4.2 Crores|
|Simran Singh||Wicket-Keeper||2020||55 Lacs|
|Sheldon Cottrell||Bowler||2020||8.5 Crores|
|Arshdeep Singh||Bowler||2019||20 Lacs|
|Ishan Porel||Bowler||2020||20 Lacs|
|Ravi Bishnoi||Bowler||2020||2 Crores|
|Hardus Viljoen||Bowler||2019||75 Lacs|
|Mohammed Shami||Bowler||2019||4.8 Crores|
|Mujeeb Ur Rahman||Bowler||2018||4 Crores|
|Murugan Ashwin||Bowler||2019||20 Lacs|