IPL 2021: Kings XI Punjab finished sixth with 12 points from 14 games last season.© BCCI / IPL
Kings XI Punjab posted a tweet on Wednesday indicating that this will be the last tweet from their current account. THIS IS OUR LAST TWO! Thank you @ Twitter and Sadde fans! tweeted KXIP. Kings XI will reportedly change their name to Punjab Kings ahead of the upcoming IPL 2021 auction and tournament, PTI news agency reported Monday. They are one of three franchises along with Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore that have not won a single IPL trophy since the competition started in 2008, despite having played in all seasons.
THIS IS OUR LAST TWO!
– Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) February 17, 2021
“The team had long planned to change the name and felt it should be done before this IPL. So it’s not a sudden decision,” a source from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) told PTI Monday. .
Kings XI’s best run in the IPL came in 2014 when she finished second to Kolkata Knight Riders.
Last season, despite a good start and a late retaliation after a slump, they finished sixth with 12 points from 14 games.
Kings XI have released Glenn Maxwell, Sheldon Cottrell, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, James Neesham and Karun Nair, among others, ahead of the auction.
KL Rahul led the team last season and will also be the captain this season. Former India captain Anil Kumble is the team’s head coach.
The players auction for IPL 2021 will be held in Chennai on Thursday and KXIP will enter the auction with the highest salary limit of Rs. 53.2 crores.
In addition to Rahul, Kings XI have players like Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, Nicholas Pooran and Mayank Agarwal on the squad.
With PTI inputs
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