Kings XI Punjab:

SWOT Analysis:

Strengths Weaknesses
 

 

Openers:  Proven and explosive IPL openers will be the Punjab’s main strength this season (Gayle/KL Rahul and the budding Mayank Agarwal).

Spin Department:  With experience and youth in the form of R Ashwin both in the dugout, the Kings XI side would surely be a formidable opponent for any team.

 

 

Weak Fast-Bowling Core: Apart from Andrew Tye, Mohammed Shami is the only one who has IPL experience. With Kings XI set to play their home matches at Mohali which assists pace bowling if their pacers don’t hit the ground running Kings XI might struggle again.

Mohammed Shami Kings XI IPL

Opportunities Threats
 

 

Sarfraz Khan: The Mumbai lad has the skills to succeed in the IPL but has struggled for consistency. Kings XI Punjab offers him a chance to finally deliver on his promise.

Ashwin:  Ravichandran Ashwin will have another chance to prove his worth as a captain and spinner, a fine IPL campaign will earn him another shot in the final 15 of the World Cup.

 

 

 

Middle order muddle: The middle order for Kings XI looks fragile with the likes of Miller and Karun Nair and Mandeep Singh who have been patchy over the past few seasons.

David Miller Kings XI

Unknown Quantities: Kings XI as a team will have 9 players who will be playing for the first time in the IPL. That poses a big question on how their unknown quantities will pan out throughout the season for the team.

 

 

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