Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) continued their tradition of having an Australian spine by snapping up the brilliant Mitchell Johnson, Glenn Maxwell and their T20 International captain George Bailey.


Punjab ad retained Manan Vohra and David Miller — none of whom one usually thinks of while discussing big names. However, they had a field day at the auction on Wednesday, often teasing other franchises to raise the prices and backing out, and making some excellent purchases. They still have a ’Right to Match’ card left. With smart buys, they have certainly built  a strong team can challenge other IPL teams in the upcoming torunament.