Prabhsimran Singh Kings XI Punjab
Prabhsimran Singh (Credit: Twitter)

Prabhsimran Singh has been given a debut by Kings XI Punjab for their IPL 2019 contest against Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium on Monday.

Punjab’s wicket keeper batsman Prabhsimran, all of 18, was taken by Preity Zinta-owned KXIP for Rs 4.80 crore.

Prabsimran has played only four List A matches before the IPL 2019 Auctions and was part of the Indian team which finished a runner-up at the ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup in Sri Lanka. The Punjab batsman idolises explosive Virender Sehwag. The attacking batsman scored 298 runs for his side in the Under-23 tournament.

In the Cooch Behar trophy in season 2017-18, he scored 547 runs for Punjab, hitting three centuries.

Prabsimran hails from Patiala and came in the limelight with a 298 in age-group cricket during the Punjab U23 Inter-district cricket tournament last year, that came off just he was ignored by selectors for the India U-19 team’s tour to Sri Lanka.