Kings XI Punjab hails from a north Indian city of Punjab. They are one of the eight teams incepted with the introduction of Indian Premier League in 2008. Despite being a part of IPL since inception they have failed to get their hand on the prestigious trophy. Every Season Kings XI Punjab strength and Weakness change depending on the players traded in and out by the team management. KXIP weakness and strength vary every season. In some season they performed brilliantly while in other seasons, they ended at the bottom of the table.
This season KXIP will be looking to win their maiden IPL title. They will start their campaign against Delhi Capitals on September 20 at 7:30 PM (IST) in Dubai International Stadium, Dubai. Here are the Strength and Weakness of the Kings XI Punjab IPL 2020 squad.
IPL 2020 Kings XI Punjab Strength and Weakness
Kings XI Punjab have one of the best batsmen in their squad. Their strong batting line up is their USP. Chris Gayle, KL Rahul, Glen Maxwell can demolish teams bowling line up easily. KXIP is not dependent on anyone be player for scoring runs. They have quality batsman in the top, middle and lower order. KL Rahul and Mayank Aggarwal usually open the innings. They have the responsibility to provide a good start to the team, which they provide almost every time. KXIP experienced batting line up will play a key role for them in IPL 2020.
Kings XI Punjab not only have experienced players but also have good young blood in their squad. In T20 cricket experience go hand in hand with valour and bravery. The newcomers are generally energetic and eager to prove their worth if they are guided by experienced players they can do wonders. This is the case with KXIP, their young and experienced is doing wonderfully in the ongoing season of the Indian Premier League. players like Ravi Bishnoi and Mayank Agarwal are performing really well.
Since the IPL 2020 will be held in UAE, bowlers will play a big part this season. Kings XI Punjab weakness lies in the bowling department. The team do not have much international experience in their bowling department. Only Mohammed Shami and Chris Jordan are the two experienced bowlers in the side. The spin department is all the more vulnerable with no elite player in it. KXIP don't have any overseas spinner in their squad.
Kings XI Punjab no doubt have experienced players in their squad, but when it comes to the final show, players lack in Confidence. Previously also on paper KXIP were one of the best sides, but during the tournament, they could not live up to expectation and ended the season at miserable positions. This season also they have a brilliant team on paper and are expected to perform well in the tournament. However, their poor past record and low confidence level is the team's weakness and it might be possible history repeat itself again.