IPL 10 Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) 2017 Team, Squad, Players, Captain, History, Owners, Facts, Records,Jersey, Logo and Team Identity
Kings XI Punjab is one of the most popular teams in Indian Premier League. It represents the state Punjab and the home ground is Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium or PCA Stadium. They play their home matches here in this stadium. Though the home ground of the team is Mohali, Punjab, but since 2010, after inauguration of the Dharamshala cricket stadium, they have played few matches there in Dharamshala as well.
Punjab team is one such cricket team that shows how glamour meets the cricket industry. Glamorous Bollywood actress Pretty Zinta is the owner of the Punjab team. Co-owner and life partner of the leading lady of Bollywood, Ness Wadia, Director Wadia Group is also a highlighted name in the owners’ list.
Pretty and Ness, being the Punjabis own the team together association with Dabur Group and Apeejay Group. 23% of total $76 million had been paid by the actress to own the team.
- In last 9 years Kings XI Punjab changed their captain frequently. The team started with Yuvraj Singh and currently it is leading by Murali Vijay. In between players like Kumar Sangakkara, George Bailey, Adam Gilchrist, Mahela Jayawardene, David Hussey and David Miller lead the team in different years.
- Currently the squad has a number of international popular players such as Shaun Marsh, Hashim Amla and Glenn Maxwell. The team also has a number of national players that had done splendid job in last few seasons.
- Wriddhiman Saha, Mohit Sharma, Axar Patel and Gurkeerat Singh are few names of the players who have performed remarkably in the last few seasons and continue doing so.
- The team is coached by Virender Sehwag and also other coaches are R. Sridhar (fielding coach) and Jagadeesh Arunkumar (batting coach) in the team.
Kings XI Punjab – Performance
- Since 2008, the first season of IPL, Punjab team was lead by Yuvraj Singh. After losing couple of matches due to underperformance still the team managed to reach semi-final in the first season.
- Next year in 2009 the team was lead by Kumar Sangakkara from Sri Lankan Team. Since 2009 to 2013 the team didn’t show much appreciable performance in the league. For these 5 seasons the team got eliminated before reaching the quarter finals.
- In 2014 the team showed extraordinary performance throughout the season. With the Australian Captain George Bailey, the team reached to the Finals. Unfortunately they were defeated by Kolkata Knight Riders team in the finals.
- After 2014, for last couple of seasons the team got back to its old performance. They were unable to reach even quarter finals and continuously eliminated in the league stage.
Logo, Jersey, Team identity
The jersey has two main base colours such as red and silver. The t-shirt is red coloured and the pants are coloured silver with red strips.
The logo shows a shield that has the team name and a lion’s face. The shield or the logo is coloured silver while the name of team in the logo is written in red colour. The logo shows the strength and the power of the team.