Indian Premier League - IPL
Kings XI PunjabKings XI Punjab is a sports franchise based in Mohali in the eight team Indian Premier League. The team will be led by Yuvraj Singh who is also the Icon Player and coached by Tom Moody, the former Aussie all rounder.
IPL Franchises & Key PlayersDelhi Daredevils (V Sehwag) | Chennai Super Kings (MS Dhoni) | Bangalore Royal Challengers (K Pieterson) | Deccan Chargers (Adam Gilchrist) | Kings XI Punjab (Y Singh) | Rajasthan Royals (S Warne) | Mumbai Indians (S Tendulkar) | Kolkata Knight Riders (B McCullam)
Franchise historyThe owners of the franchise include Preity Zinta, Ness Wadia (Bombay Dyeing), Karan Paul (Apeejay Surendera Group) and Mohit Burman (Dabur). The group paid a total of $76 million to acquire the franchise.
2008 IPL SeasonThe 2008 season started on a disatrous note for the Kings XI team as it lost its opening two matches, but then it recovered lost ground and went on to play the semi finals against Chennai Super Kings.
Kings XI Punjab PlayersIndia middle order batsman Yuvraj Singh is the designated icon player for the franchise and will also captain the team. In addition to Yuvraj, the team also contains the promising Indian allrounder Irfan Pathan, Aussie speedster Brett Lee and the Sri Lankan duo of Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara in its ranks. Kings XI Punjab Team
Yuvraj Singh (Captain), Mahela Jayawardene, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Simon Katich, Luke Pomersbach, Karan Goel Uday Kaul, Tanmay Srivastava, Sahil Kukreja, Kumar Sangakkara, Irfan Pathan, Ramesh Powar, James Hopes. Pankaj Dharmani, Brett Lee, Shanthakumaran Sreesanth, Piyush Chawla, Vikram Raj, Vir Singh, Kyle Mills, Ajitesh Argal