Kings XI Punjab

Kings XI Punjab
Kings XI Punjab Logo.svg
Coach: Australia Michael Bevan
Captain: Australia Adam Gilchrist
Colours: KXIP
Founded: 2008
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Official website: Kings XI Punjab

Kings XI Punjab (Punjabi: ਕਿੰਗਜ਼ XI ਪੰਜਾਬ) is a cricket franchise based in Mohali, Punjab in the Indian Premier League. For the IPL3, an additional venue has been chosen at Dharamsala.


Franchise History

The first owners of the franchise included Preity Zinta, Karan Paul (Apeejay Surendera Group) and Mohit Burman (Dabur). The group paid a total of $76 million to acquire the franchise. On 10 October 2010 the franchise agreement of Kings eleven was terminated by the IPL committee along with Rajasthan Royals due to their disputes.

2008 IPL Season


The tournament got off to a slow start for the Kings XI, with the team losing their first two games. However, despite losing Australians Brett Lee and Simon Katich (who were committed to tour the West Indies with Australia), the team found its groove. Powered by their balanced bowling lineup[1] and effective top order,[2] the team won 9 of its next 10 matches, clinching a birth in the semi-final. In the semi-final, their run in the tournament came to an end with a comprehensive 9 wicket loss to the Chennai Super Kings.

Many credit the team for unearthing arguably the biggest find of the tournament in Shaun Marsh.[3][4] The opener from Western Australia was looked over in both IPL player auctions and was signed by the franchise on 9 April.[5] He finished the tournament the highest run scorer with an average of 68.44 and a strike rate of 139.68 in 11 innings. His innings included 1 century and 5 half-centuries.[6]

Racism Row

On top of their strong results, the franchise found itself in the headlines for issues off the field as well. It was alleged that cheerleaders Ellesha Newton and Sherinne Anderson—both of whom are of African lineage—were denied access to the PCA Stadium due to the colour of their skin. Wizcraft International Entertainment, the event management firm hired by the team, denied the allegation and began proceedings on a defamation lawsuit against the organization who represented the two individuals.[7]

Dispute with Punjab Police

The Punjab Police sought compensation in exchange for providing security during IPL matches at the PCA Stadium. The issue was that neither the Punjab Cricket Association, nor the franchise owners were willing to pay the amount being demanded.[8] The dispute reached a boiling point on 23 May during the Kings XI match against the Deccan Chargers, where it was alleged that team co-owner Ness Wadia was engaged in a verbal dispute with Mohali Senior Superintendent of Police, RS Khatra.[9] Wadia eventually filed an official complaint against Khatra, contending that he was accused of stealing alcohol and team merchandise, as well as granting entrance to unauthorized personnel in the stadium.[9] Following this event, the Punjab Police threatened to provide no security for the Kings XI's final home match, unless they were paid the sum they demanded.

2009 season

Finishing as semi-finalists last year, The Kings XI Punjab started with enormous ambitions to win the trophy. Their ambitions were supported by their new sponsors Emirates Airlines. With two available slots to fill The Punjab Kings made bids on Jerome Taylor and Yusuf Abdulla at the second IPL auctions.

The team took a hit as most of their Australian cricketers were not available. The team's pace department did not have much fire in them after Jerome Taylor backed out at the last minute with a fresh injury.

The Punjab Kings started badly losing to the Delhi Daredevils and the Kolkata Knight Riders, however got back to form by beating the Royal Challengers, Rajasthan Royals and the Mumbai Indians. Then the team witnessed a roller-coaster ride in their next eight matches with 4 wins and 4 losses. The team's semi-final hopes were crushed after losing to the Chennai Super Kings in their last match.

2010 season

Kings XI Punjab lost six matches to Kolkata Knight Riders, Delhi Daredevils, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Deccan Chargers, Rajasthan Royals and Mumbai Indians but managed to win a match against Chennai Super Kings when the scores were level and the match went to a Super Over. Kings XI Punjab were boosted by the return of Brett Lee against Kolkata, but he was not at his best. Shaun Marsh returned in the match against Mumbai Indians. Despite of his good performance, which included a half century, the team lost the match.

They ended in last position.

2011 Season

IPL 2011 Group Fixtures

Each Team will play 14 games. The team will be playing home and away matches with five teams, away matches with two teams and home matches with two teams.The team played 14 league matches after acquiring Gilchrist from auctions and chose him as their leader.They lost their first match and then one three matches back to back.After they lost their 5 matches in a row.Then they won 4 matches and lost their next match to deccan chargers which finished their dream to make it the playoffs and gave mumbai indians and kolkatta knight riders a chance to make to the playoffs.

Team Home & Away Matches Home Only Away Only



Expulsion From the IPL and return

Following the controversy surrounding the BCCI and Lalit Modi the Indian Premier League announced that it had terminated the franchise contracts of Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals. It also sent a notice to the Kochi IPL Team to sort out its finances or face termination. The teams announced that they would take whatever legal action possible to remain in the Indian Premier League [10] Initially the team tried to negotiate a solution with the league but when that couldn't be reached they decided to file a case in Mumbai High Court accusing the IPL off getting rid of two teams so that when the bidding process starts for the 2012 IPL season the contract would be given to a more lucrative bidder [11]

A division bench of Hon. High Court of Mumbai has upheld the injunction order passed on by Hon. Justice Vajifdar of Mumbai High court. This order stays till the arbitrator, chosen by mutual consent of BCCI and Kings XI Punjab settles the issue. The team is allowed to take part in the player's auction to be held on 8th & 9 January post fulfillment of certain financial clauses imposed by Hon. Justice Vajifdar. The participation of Kings XI Punjab looks a virtual certainty for IPL 2011.[12] And became even more certain when they bought a full-strength team with Michael Bevan as coach and Adam Gilchrist appointed as captain [13]


Kings XI Punjab Roster Shaun Marsh
  • 26 Australia David Hussey
  • -- South Africa David Miller
  • -- India Paras Dogra
  • -- India Sunny Singh
  • -- India Siddharth Chitnis
  • 01 India Mandeep Singh
  • All Rounders

    Wicket Keepers



    → More rosters

    Administration and Coaching staff

    • Owners - Preity Zinta, Ness Wadia, Gaurav Burman, Mohit Burman & Karan Paul
    • Ambassador - Daler Mehndi
    • Chief Operating Officer — Col. Arvinder Singh
    • Marketing Head — Chandrabhan Tiwari[14][15][16]
    • Manager Sponsorships - Nikhil Bardia
    • Manager Website - Vikram Afzalpurkar
    • General Manager Operations - Anant Sarkaria
    • Strength & Conditioning Coach - Adrian Dias
    • Special Consultant - Amar Bindra
    • Video Analyst - Ashish Tuli, Andrew Ware (2008–2009)
    • Coach - Tom Moody (2008–2010), Michael Bevan (2011–present)
    • Asst Coaches - Jason Gillespie (Bowling Coach), Trevor Penny (Asst Coach), Alan Campbell (High Performance Coach), Patrick Farhart (Physiotherapist) (2008–2010)

    Fixtures and results


    Performance summary
    Year Matches Wins Losses No Result Win %
    2008 14 10 4 0 66.67%
    2009 14 7 7 0 50.00%
    2010 14 4 10 0 28.57%
    2011 14 7 7 0 50.00%
    Total 56 28 28 0 48.12%
    Opposition Mat Won Lost Tied NR Win%
    Deccan Chargers 7 5 2 0 0 71.43%
    Delhi Daredevils 7 3 4 0 0 42.86%
    Kochi Tuskers Kerala 1 1 0 0 0 100%
    Kolkata Knight Riders 6 3 3 0 0 50.00%
    Mumbai Indians 6 4 2 0 0 66.67%
    Rajasthan Royals 7 3 4 0 0 42.86%
    Royal Challengers Bangalore 7 4 3 0 0 57.14%
    Pune Warriors India 2 0 2 0 0 0.00%
    Chennai Super Kings 8 1 6 1 0 12.50%
    Full Table on Cricinfo

    2008 season

    No. Date Opponent Venue Result
    1 19 April Chennai Super Kings Mohali Lost by 33 runs
    2 21 April Rajasthan Royals Jaipur Lost by 6 wickets
    3 25 April Mumbai Indians Mohali Won by 66 runs, MoM – Sri Lanka Kumar Sangakkara – 94 (56)
    4 27 April Delhi Daredevils Mohali Won by 4 wickets, MoM – Australia Simon Katich – 75 (52)
    5 1 May Deccan Chargers Hyderabad Won by 7 wickets, MoM – Australia Shaun Marsh – 84* (62)
    6 3 May Kolkata Knight Riders Mohali Won by 9 runs, MoM – India Irfan Pathan – 24* (26) and 2/18 (4 overs)
    7 5 May Royal Challengers Bangalore Bangalore Won by 6 wickets, MoM – India S. Sreesanth – 2/19 (4 overs)
    8 10 May Chennai Super Kings Chennai Lost by 18 runs
    9 12 May Royal Challengers Bangalore Mohali Won by 9 wickets, MoM – Australia Shaun Marsh – 74* (51)
    10 17 May Delhi Daredevils Delhi Won by 6 runs (decided by D/L method), MoM – Sri Lanka Mahela Jayawardene – 36* (17)
    11 21 May Mumbai Indians Mumbai Won by 1 run, MoM – Australia Shaun Marsh – 81 (56)
    12 23 May Deccan Chargers Mohali Won by 6 wickets, MoM – Australia Shaun Marsh – 60 (46)
    13 25 May Kolkata Knight Riders Kolkata Lost by 3 wickets
    14 28 May Rajasthan Royals Mohali Won by 41 runs, MoM – Australia Shaun Marsh – 115 (69)
    15 31 May Chennai Super Kings (Semi Final #2) Mumbai Lost by 9 wickets
    Total Overall Record 10-5, King XI Punjab were the semi-finalists in the IPL edition 2008

    2009 season

    No. Date Opponent Venue Result
    1 19 April Delhi Daredevils Cape Town Lost by 10 Wickets (D/L Method)
    2 21 April Kolkata Knight Riders Durban Lost by 11 runs (D/L Method)
    3 24 April Royal Challengers Bangalore Durban Won by 7 wickets, MoM - England Ravinder Bopara 84 (59)
    4 26 April Rajasthan Royals Cape Town Won by 27 runs, MoM - Sri Lanka Kumar Sangakkara
    5 29 April Mumbai Indians Durban Won by 3 runs, MoM - Sri Lanka Kumar Sangakkara 45* (44)
    6 1 May Royal Challengers Bangalore Durban Lost by 8 runs, MoM - India Yuvraj Singh 3/22 (4overs) & 50 (33)
    7 3 May Kolkata Knight Riders Port Elizabeth Won by 6 wickets, MoM - Sri Lanka Mahela Jayawardene 52* (41)
    8 5 May Rajasthan Royals Durban Lost by 78 runs
    9 7 May Chennai Super Kings Pretoria Lost by 12 runs
    10 9 May Deccan Chargers Kimberley Won by 3 Wickets, MoM - Sri Lanka Mahela Jayawardene
    11 12 May Mumbai Indians Pretoria Lost by 8 wickets
    12 15 May Delhi Daredevils Bloemfontein Won by 6 Wickets,MoM - Australia Brett Lee 3/15 (4 overs)
    13 17 May Deccan Chargers Johannesburg Won by 1 run, MoM - India Yuvraj Singh 20 (18) & 3/13 (4 overs)
    14 20 May Chennai Super Kings Durban Lost by 24 runs
    Total Overall Record 7-7, Failed to make Semi-Finals

    2010 season

    No. Date Opponent Venue Result
    1 13 March Delhi Daredevils Mohali Lost by 5 Wickets
    2 16 March Royal Challengers Bangalore Bengaluru Lost by 8 Wickets
    3 19 March Deccan Chargers Cuttack Lost by 6 runs
    4 21 March Chennai Super Kings Chennai Match tied, Won (In The Superover), MoM - South Africa Juan Theron 2/17(4 overs),2 wkts in the Super-Over
    5 24 March Rajasthan Royals Mohali Lost by 31 runs
    6 27 March Kolkata Knight Riders Mohali Lost by 39 runs
    7 30 March Mumbai Indians Mumbai Lost by 4 wickets
    8 2 April Royal Challengers Bangalore Mohali Lost by 6 wickets
    9 4 April Kolkata Knight Riders Kolkata Won by 8 wickets, MoM - Sri Lanka Mahela Jayawardene 110* (59)
    10 7 April Rajasthan Royals Jaipur Lost by 9 wickets
    11 9 April Mumbai Indians Mohali Won by 6 Wickets, MoM - Sri Lanka Kumar Sangakkara 56 (42)
    12 11 April Delhi Daredevils Delhi Won by 7 Wickets, MoM - India Piyush Chawla 2/16(4)
    13 16 April Deccan Chargers Dharamsala Lost by 5 Wickets
    14 18 April Chennai Super Kings Dharamsala Lost by 6 Wickets
    Total Overall Record 4-10, Failed to make Semi-Finals

    2011 season

    No. Date Opponent Venue Result
    1 10 April Pune Warriors India Mumbai Lost by 7 wickets
    2 13 April Chennai Super Kings Mohali Won by 6 wickets MoM – India Paul Valthaty – 120* (63)
    3 16 April Deccan Chargers Hyderabad Won by 8 wickets MoM – India Paul Valthaty – 75 (47) and 4/29 (4 overs)
    4 21 April Rajasthan Royals Mohali Won by 48 runs MoM – Australia Shaun Marsh – 71 (42)
    5 23 April Delhi Daredevils Delhi Lost by 29 runs
    6 30 April Kolkata Knight Riders Kolkata Lost by 8 wickets
    7 2 May Mumbai Indians Mumbai Lost by 23 runs
    8 6 May Royal Challengers Bangalore Bangalore Lost by 85 runs
    9 8 May Pune Warriors India Mohali Lost by 5 wickets
    10 10 May Mumbai Indians Mohali Won by 79 runs MoMIndia Bhargav Bhatt - 4/22 (2.5 overs)
    11 13 May Kochi Tuskers Kerala Indore Won by 6 wickets MoMIndia Dinesh Karthik – 69 (33)
    12 15 May Delhi Daredevils Dharamsala Won by 29 runs MoMIndia Piyush Chawla - 3/16 (4 overs)
    13 17 May Royal Challengers Bangalore Dharamsala Won by 111 runs MoM - Australia Adam Gilchrist – 106 (55)
    14 21 May Deccan Chargers Dharamsala Lost by 82 runs
    Total Overall Record 7-7, Failed to make Playoffs


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