IPL2017: Virender Sehwag calls for brave, fearless cricket from Kings XI Punjab
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IPL2017: Virender Sehwag calls for brave, fearless cricket from Kings XI Punjab

Kings XI Punjab, under Virender Sehwag as the new head of cricket operations and Aussie Glenn Maxwell as the skipper, will aim to do far better after finishing last in IPL 9.

ipl 2017 Updated: Apr 01, 2017 23:21 IST
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Glenn Maxwell will be the captain of Kings XI Punjab in the 10th season of the Indian Premier League.(Hindustan Times)

Kings XI Punjab, without injured India opener Murali Vijay, will begin a short camp in Indore from Sunday before they start their campaign in this central city in the Indian Premier League’s 10th edition.

The side, which will be led by Australia’s Glenn Maxwell this season, will play three of their ‘home’ games at Indore’s Holkar Stadium. Mohali stadium is their original home venue.

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Mohit Sharma, Manan Vohra, Axar Patel, Gurkeerat Mann and Anureet Singh and other domestic players will be present when the camp start while England’s limited-overs skipper, Eoin Morgan, David Miller, Matt Henry, Shaun Marsh and Marcus Stoinis will join a day or two later, a KXIP release said.

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Former India batting stalwart, Virender Sehwag, the KXIP head of cricket operations, said: “We have retained a fair amount of players from the previous seasons allowing us to further grow our team chemistry, while the addition of new players such as Varun Aaron, T Natarajan and Darren Sammy will bring fresh ideas and skills.

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“This camp will focus on developing our aggressive, brave and carefree style of cricket, while hopefully installing pride and passion in playing for Kings XI Punjab.”

Kings XI Punjab will have their job cut out this time, after finishing eighth and last after the league phase last year. It also saw some internal turbulence over the team management’s handling of the side.

First Published: Apr 01, 2017 20:31 IST