Kings XI Punjab was one team that changed everything. They released big players like Glenn Maxwell, Sheldon Cottrell, Jimmy Neesham and Mujeeb-ur-Rahman. That meant they left out players from the side who would have featured in the XI. Now, they had one thing clear going into the auction as to what they were looking for. They possibly need a seam-bowling all-rounder an Indian middle-order batsman and maybe an overseas all-rounder. Also, just ahead of the auction, they also changed the name of their side from Kings XI Punjab to Punjab Kings. Certainly, they are looking to turn things around.

How KXIP fared in IPL 2020?

They had a strange IPL in 2020. They were among the bottom-ranked teams and why the word surprising could be used because they had their openers as the leading run-getter of the tournament for most of the season. Despite that, they could not make it to the playoffs because of inconsistent cricket. They would like to get some consistency back with a new team composition in place.

What KXIP spent at the auction?

KXIP had six available slots to be filled which included one overseas spot.

They spent TBU on batsmen, TBU on allrounders and TBU on bowlers.

Salary Cap: Rs 53.2 crore

KXIP Money Spent: To be updated crore

KXIP Players Bought:

KXIP Players Retained: KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran, Mandeep Singh, Sarfaraz Khan, Deepak Hooda, Prabhsimran Singh, Mohammed Shami, Chris Jordan, Darshan Nalkande, Ravi Bishnoi, Murugan Ashwin, Arshdeep Singh, Harpreet Brar, Ishan Porel

KXIP 2021 Final Squad: