Entering the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League
(IPL 2020) with a new captain at the helm of affairs, Kings XI Punjab
would expect a change of fortune under K L Rahul.
KXIP has failed to qualify for playoffs in six straight IPL seasons. In IPL 2019, Punjab finished at the sixth spot on points table, which led the franchise management to change the captain and coaching staff.
Under Rahul’s captaincy, KXIP will kick off its IPL 2020
campaign against Delhi Capitals
(DC) at Delhi’s Arun Jaitley Stadium on March 30, and DC will play its last league match in a reverse fixture at Mohali. In the IPL 2020
auctions, Australian batsman Glenn Maxwell
was KXIP’s costliest buy, at Rs 10.75 crore. The other big overseas players that came to the KXIP fold were the England cricket team all-rounder Chris Jordon (Rs 3 crore) and New Zealand all-rounder James Neesham
(at base price of Rs 50 lakh).