Kings XI Punjab on Tuesday announced a 23-member final squad for the fourth edition of the Indian Premier League Twenty20 tournament, scheduled to be held from April 8 to May 28.
Kings XI Punjab will be led by Australia’s ace cricketer Adam Gilchrist, who led Deccan Chargers to win the IPL 2 title in South Africa.
At the helm is Michael Bevan, the Team Coach, who brings with him valuable years of experience and expertise and will be responsible for training and guiding the players throughout the season.
“All our players have their distinctive qualities yet complement each other to form a team. This team will bring in a new perspective and vigour to the game and we promise our fans an exhilarating and action-packed season of cricket in IPL 4,” COO of Kings XI Punjab, Col Arvinder Singh said in a release.
Kings XI Punjab will seek replacements for its two injured English players – pacer Stuart Broad and all-rounder Dimitri Mascarenhas – ahead of the Indian Premier League next month.
Broad suffered a side strain during the ongoing World Cup, while Mascarenhas is nursing an Achilles injury. The Punjab team comprises seven international players, 16 Indian players, the franchise’s CEO Arvinder Singh said. Singh said the team will play four matches in Mohali and three in Dharamsala.
He said the matches in Dharamsala will be played on May 15, 18 and 21. He said a coaching camp of the Indian players will be organised at the HPCA Stadium from April 21 to 26.
The KXIP squad for IPL 4 is as follows:
Overseas Players: Captain- Adam Gilchrist, Shaun Marsh, David Hussey, Ryan Harris, Nathan Rimmington, Dmitri Mascarenhas, Stuart Broad,
Indian International Players: Dinesh Karthik, Praveen Kumar, Piyush Chawla, Abhishek Nayar
Domestic Players: Paras Dogra, Sunny Singh, Nitin Saini, Bipul Sharma, Love Ablish, Vikaramjeet Malik, Siddarth Chitnis, Paul Valthaty, Shalabh Srivastava, Bhargav Bhatt, Mandeep Singh, Amit Yadav.