Glenn Maxwell aka Maxi is all set for KXIP’s first IPL 2017 match and also for captaincy debut. Glen Maxwell is an Australian all-rounder who has been given a responsibility to lead KXIP’s team in IPL 2017 ahead of international captains Eoin Morgan and Darren Sammy. Maxi’s team will be playing their first match today against Steve Smith’s Rising Pune Supergiants. Both the teams finished at the bottom of the player last season. There have been a lot of additions in KXIP’s squad this year.
King XI Punjab’s IPL 2017 Squad
- Glen Maxwell (Captain, All-Rounder)
- Martin Guptill (Batsman)
- Hashim Amla (Batsman)
- David Miller (Batsman)
- Gurkeerat Mann Singh (Batsman)
- Eoin Morgan (Batsman)
- Darren Sammy (All-Rounder)
- Armaan Jaffer (Batsman)
- Nikhil Naik (Wicket-Keeper Batsman)
- Wriddhiman Saha (Wicket-Keeper Batsman)
- Shaun Marsh (Batsman)
- Axar Patel (All-Rounder)
- Pardeep Sahu (All-Rounder)
- Marcus Stoinis (All-Rounder)
- Manan Vohra (Batsman)
- Rahul Tewatia (Batsman)
- Rinku Singh (Batsman)
- Matt Henry (Fast Bowler)
- Varun Aaron (Fast Bowler)
- Mohit Sharma (Medium-Fast Bowler)
- Anureet Singh (Medium-Fast Bowler)
- Sandeep Sharma (Medium-Fast Bowler)
- KC Cariappa (Leg-Spinner)
- Swapnil Singh (Spinner)
- T Natarajan (Medium-Fast Bowler)
5 KXIP Players To Look Out For This Season
1. Glen Maxwell
The new KXIP captain is in a good touch. He has a big responsibity this season to lead the KXIP team. Maxi’s last year’s IPL performance wasn’t up to the mark but he is a completely changed player now. Maxwell has been used to the Indian conditions as he was a part of the India-Australia test tour last month and a scored a century too. Maxi can definitely be the X-factor for KXIP this time.
2. Marcus Stoinis
Marcus Stoinis is an Australian all-rounder. He was in the news when he had almost taken his side home by smashing 146 runs against New Zealand. He has an ability to hit the balls out of the park and also it will be tough to play his slower deliveries. Marcus Stoinis can be a finisher KXIP have been looking for.
3. David Miller
The South African left-hander can completely demolish the bowling attack. David Miller has been a part of KXIP’s squad since a very long time. David Miller has also captained the KXIP team but later stepped down due to the team’s miserable performance. David Miller is known for hitting long sixes out of the park and can definitely frustrate the opposition.
4. Eoin Morgan
England’s limited overs skipper is the new addition the KXIP team. Eoin Morgan was a part of Sunrisers Hyderabad before KXIP showed faith in him. Eoin Morgan is in a good form and his experience and ability could definitely turn the tables for Punjab’s side.
5. Ishant Sharma
Ishant Sharma has replaced injured Murali Vijay in the KXIP’s squad this season. Virender Sehwag, KXIP’s director and former Indian opening batsman believes that Ishant bowled well in India-Australia test series and will definitely prove out to be a good pick for KXIP. Performing well in IPL could also get him a call for the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy which will begin from 1 June, 2017.
Let’s Cheer For Punjab! Dhoom Punjabi!