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Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) is an Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise based in Mohali and plays its home matches at PCA IS Bindra Stadium. Since the IPL 2010, the team has been playing some of its home games at Dharamsala and Indore as well. The franchise was founded in 2008 and is owned by Preity Zinta, Wadia Group and Dabur. They reached the semifinals in the inaugural season of IPL, while finished runners-up in 2014. However, the team failed to make any mark in the rest of the IPL editions barring IPL 2019 where it almost made it to the playoffs.
 
Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) entered the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 auction with the deepest pockets among the eight IPL teams — an available purse Rs 42.7 crore. This allowed the Chandigarh-based franchise to bid heavily for its picks. 
 
Australian batsman Glenn Maxwell was the costliest buy for KXIP in the IPL 2020 auction, at Rs 10.75 crore, while its second-costliest purchase was West Indies fast bowler Sheldon Cottrell, renowned for his salute celebration, at Rs 8.50 crore.
 
Kings XI Punjab, under the captaincy of KL Rahul, will look to revive its fortunes with a good combination of youngsters and experienced players like Mayank Agarwal and Chris Gayle. 
 
The franchise has also made changes in its support staffs, bringing in former Anil Kumble as Director Of Cricket Operations and Andy Flower as Assistant Coach.
 
Coaching and support support staff
 
Director Of Cricket Operations: Anil Kumble 
 
Assistant Coach: Andy Flower
 
General Manager: Cricket Operations: Avinash Vaidya
 
Batting Coach: Wasim Jaffer
 
Fielding Coach: Jonty Rhodes
 
Bowling Coach: Charl Langeveldt
 
Team Analyst: Ashish Tuli
 
Physio: Andrew Leipus
 
Strength And Conditioning Coach: Adrian Le Roux
 
Masseur: Naresh Kumar
 
Kings XI Punjab players list for IPL 2020
 
Player Team Retained/bought/traded in Price (Rs cr) Previous team
K L Rahul KXIP Retained 11.00 CSK
Glenn Maxwell KXIP Bought 10.75 KXIP
Sheldon Cottrell KXIP Bought 8.50 None
Krishnappa Gowtham KXIP Traded in 6.20 SRH
Karun Nair KXIP Retained 5.60 RCB
Mohammad Shami KXIP Retained 4.80 RR
Nicholas Pooran KXIP Retained 4.20 SRH
Mujeeb Ur Rahman KXIP Retained 4.00 CSK
Chris Jordan KXIP Bought 3.00 KXIP
Chris Gayle KXIP Retained 2.00 CSK
Ravi Bishnoi (uncapped) KXIP Bought 2.00 None
Mandeep Singh KXIP Retained 1.40 RR
Mayank Agarwal KXIP Retained 1.00 CSK
Hardus Viljoen KXIP Retained 0.75 MI
Prabhsimran Singh (uncapped) KXIP Bought 0.55 KXIP
Deepak Hooda (uncapped) KXIP Bought 0.50 RR
James Neesham KXIP Bought 0.50 KXIP
Darshan Nalkande KXIP Retained 0.30 MI
Sarfaraz Khan KXIP Retained 0.25  
Arshdeep Singh KXIP Retained 0.20 SRH
Harpreet Brar KXIP Retained 0.20 MI
Ishan Porel (uncapped) KXIP Bought 0.20 RR
Jagadeesha Suchith KXIP Traded in 0.20 SRH
Murugan Ashwin KXIP Retained 0.20 RCB
Tajinder Dhillon (uncapped) KXIP Bought 0.20 MI