The Kings XI Punjab is a franchise cricket team based in Mohali, Punjab, that plays in the Indian Premier League. Established in 2008, the franchise is jointly owned by Bollywood actress Preity Zinta, Wadia Group scion Ness Wadia, Dabur’s Mohit Burman and Karan Paul. The team plays its home matches at the PCA Stadium, Mohali. Since the 2010 IPL, they have been playing some of their home games at Dharamsala as well.
The Kings XI Punjab’s catchment areas are Kashmir, Jammu, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana, also evident from the letter sequence “K J H P H” in the banner of the team’s logo. Apart from finishing IPL runners-up in the 2014 season when they also topped the league table, the team has made only one playoff appearance.
Franchises for eight cities were made available in an auction held in Mumbai on 20 February 2008. The team representing Punjab was bought by the Dabur group’s Mohit Burman (46%), the Wadia group’s Ness Wadia (23%), Preity Zinta (23%), and Karan Paul of the Apeejay Surendera Group (minor stake). The group paid a total of $76 million to acquire the franchise. On 10 October 2010 the franchise agreements for the Kings XI Punjab and the Rajasthan Royals were terminated by the league, but the termination was repealed.
The table below shows the number of matches played by Kings XI Punjab in IPL and shows the result of the matches:
|Year||Matches||Wins||Losses||No Result||Win %|
KINGS XI PUNJAB SQUAD IPL 2018
|INDIAN PLAYERS||FOREIGN PLAYERS|
|R Ashwin (captain)||David Miller (South Africa)|
|Karun Nair||Aaron Finch (Australia)|
|Axar Patel||Marcus Stoinis (Australia)|
|Yuvraj Singh||Mujeeb Zadran (Afghanistan)|
|KL Rahul||AJ Tye (Australia)|
|Mayank Agarwal||Ben Dwarshuis (Australia)|
|Ankit Singh Rajpoot||Chris Gayle (West Indies)|