IPL 2018: Kings XI Punjab Likely to Change the Franchise’s Name
Preity Zinta co-owned franchise Kings XI Punjab have asked for a name change ahead of the new edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
A BCCI official revealed the franchise has put in a request. Preity Zinta has stressed to this concept followed by many sports in the United States where teams in the NBA and Major League Baseball are allowed to change names when they shift base.
Other than the runners-up finished in 2014, Kings XI Punjab did not enjoy much success in the first ten seasons of the Indian Premier League. However, they have built a strong team under the guidance of former India batsman Virender Sehwag to go all out for the trophy.
With Ravichandran Ashwin, KL Rahul, Axar Patel, Karun Nair, Yuvraj Singh and Mayank Agarwal in their ranks, they boast of a strong set of Indian players.
With South African David Miller and Australia’s Marcus Stoinis in the middle-order, they have one of the explosive middle-orders in the tournament. Stoinis has been in great form off late with the bat and can chip in with the bowl as well.
Ashwin can be a good captaincy option along with Aaron Finch and Yuvraj Singh, who had earlier led their teams. Punjab also scooped hard-hitter Chris Gayle late at the auction to boost the batting line-up.
They also have a pretty stable bowling line-up with Andrew Tye leading the pack along with Barinder Sran, Axar Patel, and Ankit Rajpoot.
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