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IPL 2017: King’s XI Punjab bank on explosive Glenn Maxwell

Mar 31, 2017 10:58 IST
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Kings XI Punjab has had a couple of forgettable IPLs to say the least. The franchise bought with the promise of delivering the optimum goal of winning the league has at best can be remembered for reaching the finals in 2014. Glenn Maxwell was in flourishing form and Virender Sehwag too gave his prime performance at the fag end of his career. This year both of them will play a clinical role in changing the fortunes of India’s breadbasket. Maxwell, who captain the team in IPL 2017, will take a lot of confidence from the way he played in the Test series against India. With Sehwag at the helm of affairs completely, it will be intriguing to know how he manoeuvres with the playing 11 of Kings XI Punjab. Wriddhiman Saha had a magnificent home season where he impressed everyone not only with his glove work but also with the technique, he possessed with the bat. Eoin Morgan was the best buy for Punjab in the auction and with his consistency, he might be able to change their fortunes. The dark horse for Punjab this season can be Marcus Stoinis. Kings XI Punjab finished last in the previous year of IPL but with their current squad they will look to change the way they have approached the league off late. (Hindustan Times)