Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) performed admirably last year, and have retained the core of the team that took them to the final of IPL 7 © IANS
Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) performed admirably last year, and have retained the core of the team that took them to the final of IPL 7 © IANS

Hello and welcome to Cricketcountry’s coverage of the IPL 2015 Auction for Kings XI Punjab. Catch all the live updates for the team’s action in the auction.

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) performed admirably last year, and have retained the core of the team that took them to the final of IPL 7. They remain a potent side, though they might be eyeing local hero Yuvraj. They could consider availing the services of the likes of Amit Mishra to provide Akshar Patel some spin backup. IPL 2015 Player Auction Live Updates

George Bailey was the skipper of the side for the previous season. The likes of Virender Sehwag, Glenn Maxwell and Mitchell Johnson were purchased during the main auction the previous season. Although they did put up an impressive performance throughouyt the season and thus reached the finals, they were barred from being the champions as they lost it to Kolkata Knight Riders by  a whisker. Glenn Maxwell was the star buy as he performed incredibly well in the season.

Kings XI Punjab were interestingly the most underachievers in this auction as they hardly bought any players. With just three purchases, it seems Punjab are overall satisfied with their current team, which lost the final last year to Kolkata Knight Riders. Out of their three purchases, Murali Vijay was the only top buy for Rs. 3 crore while the other two were uncapped Indians. Read: Kings XI Punjab claim to have made strategic additions to squad

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Following are the players bought by Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in IPL 2015 Auction:

Players

Base Price

Selling Price

Playing Role

Country

 Murali Vijay  Rs. 50,00,000  Rs. 3,00,00,000  Batsman  India
 Nikhil Naik Rs. 10,00,000 Rs. 30,00,000  Wicketkeeper India
 Yogesh Golwalker  Rs. 10,00,000  Rs. 10,00,000 Batsman India

Players retained by Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) for IPL 8

Name Role Country
Axar Patel Bowler India
Anureet Singh Bowler India
Beuran Hendricks Bowler South Africa
David Miller Batsman South Africa
George Bailey Batsman Australia
Glenn Maxwell Batsman Australia
Gurkeerat Singh Batsman India
Karanveer Singh all-rounder India
Manan Vora Batsman India
Mandeep Singh Batsman India
Mitchell Johnson Bowler Australia
Parvinder Awana Bowler India
Rishi Dhawan All-rounder India
Sandeep Sharma Bowler India
Shardul Thakur Bowler India
Shaun Marsh Batsman Australia
Shivam Sharma Bowler India

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The 2015 IPL auction is all set to take place in Bangalore on Monday for the upcoming season this year, which will be the eighth edition of the cash-rich league. Around 200 players are expected to go through the auctions with the eight franchises to battle it out with their funds. Delhi Daredevils will be the team to watch out for as they have released most of their players and look to rebuild their team in wake of the dismal performance last season, thus finishing at the bottom of the table.