The BCCI has finally announced the schedule of the 2020 edition of the IPL. Kings XI Punjab will have its match on the second day while the opening game will witness Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians battle on the 19th of September. On the other hand, the final is slated to take place on the 10th of November. It is after an extended delay that the BCCI has released the schedule or the full fixtures.
Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) has arguably been one of the most underperformers in history. Barring the 2014 season, they have mostly languished at the bottom of the table. Ahead of the 13th edition, the one-time finalists have bought the likes of Chris Jordan, Glenn Maxwell, James Neesham, Ishan Porel, and Sheldon Cottrell.
Apart from appointing a new captain in KL Rahul, Punjab has also overhauled their coaching staff. Anil Kumble will serve as the head coach of the franchise while the panel also includes the likes of Jonty Rhodes, Charl Langeveldt, and Wasim Jaffer. Hence, KXIP will hope that such changes turn their fortunes around.
Kings XI Punjab squad:
Mayank Agarwal, Arshdeep Singh, Murugan Ashwin, Sheldon Cottrell, Chris Gayle, Krishnappa Gowtham, Harpreet Brar, Deepak Hooda, Chris Jordan, Sarfaraz Khan, Mandeep Singh, Glenn Maxwell, Mohammed Shami, Mujeeb-Ur-Rahman, Karun Nair, Darshan Nalkande, James Neesham, Nicholas Pooran, Ishan Porel, KL Rahul (c), Ravi Bishnoi, Simran Singh, Jagadeesha Suchith, Tajinder Singh, Hardus Viljoen.
Kings XI Punjab’s whole match schedule as below. Home teams have been included first in order:
|Delhi Capitals vs Kings XI Punjab||Sunday, 20th September||19:30||Dubai|
|Kings XI Punjab vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||Thursday, 24th September||19:30||Dubai|
|Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI Punjab||Sunday, 27th September||19:30||Sharjah|
|Kings XI Punjab vs Mumbai Indians||Thursday, 1st October||19:30||Abu Dhabi|
|Kings XI Punjab vs Chennai Super Kings||Sunday, 4th October||19:30||Dubai|
|Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kings XI Punjab||Thursday, 8th October||19:30||Dubai|
|Kings XI Punjab vs Kolkata Knight Riders||Saturday, 10th October||15:30||Abu Dhabi|
|Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kings XI Punjab||Thursday, 15th October||19:30||Sharjah|
|Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab||Sunday, 18th October||19:30||Dubai|
|Kings XI Punjab vs Delhi Capitals||Tuesday, 20th October||19:30||Dubai|
|Kings XI Punjab vs Sunrisers Hyderabad||Saturday, 24th October||19:30||Dubai|
|Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab||Monday, 26th October||19:30||Sharjah|
|Kings XI Punjab vs Rajasthan Royals||Friday 30th October||19:30||Abu Dhabi|
|Chennai Super Kings vs Kings XI Punjab||Sunday 1st November||15:30||Abu Dhabi|