Kings XI Punjab

Squad strength: 23
Players bought in the auction: 13
Purse at the end of the auction: INR. 3.7 Crore
Kings XI Punjab were heavily dependant on the top order in IPL 2018, especially KL Rahul, and their shortcomings with the middle order eventually cost them a spot in the playoffs. In order to address the imbalance, they chose to refurbish their squad by only retained 10 players before the auction – letting go several Indian names, including Yuvraj Singh, Manoj Tiwary, Axar Patel and Mohit Sharma.
Having secured Mandeep Singh via a transfer, KXIP concentrated on acquiring finishing options – Moises Henriques and Sam Curran being a couple of them. In Nicholas Pooran, an explosive batsman, they also got a ‘keeping option and by getting Varun Chakaravarthy, they also went for an extra mystery element to complement Mujeeb. Hardus Vilojen and Mohammed Shami bring their experience to the pace department.
Batsmen Allrounders Spinners Pacers
Simran Singh (wk)* Harpreet Brar* M Ashwin* Arshdeep Singh*
Sarfaraz Khan* Agnivesh Ayachi* Mujeeb Hardus Vilojen*
N Pooran (wk)* D Nalkande* R Ashwin Mohammed Shami*
Lokesh Rahul (wk) Sam Curran* Andrew Tye
Chris Gayle V Chakaravarthy* Ankit Rajpoot
Mayank Agarwal Moises Henriques*
Karun Nair
David Miller
Mandeep Singh