Bengaluru: Opening batsman KL Rahul has been appointed as the captain of Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) for next year’s Indian Premier League (IPL). The announcement came during the players auction in Kolkata on Thursday (December 19).

KXIP bought nine players at the auction with Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell being the costliest buy at Rs 10.75 crore. Recently, Maxwell had taken a break from cricket to deal with his mental health issues. However, he is back to playing now.

Also read: Full list of players sold at IPL 2020 auction

With a 25-member squad and a new captain and new coach (Anil Kumble), KXIP will be hoping to do better in IPL 2020. Also, they have roped in Wasim Jaffer as the batting coach and Jonty Rhodes as fielding coach.

IPL 2020 squads: Delhi Capitals | Chennai Super Kings | Royal Challengers Bangalore | Rajasthan Royals | Kolkata Knight Riders | Sunrisers Hyderabad | Mumbai Indians

Here is the full squad of Kings XI Punjab

Squad strength: 25 (8 overseas)

Purse remaining: Rs 16.50 crore

Retained/Traded in (16)

1. KL Rahul (Rs 11 crore) (captain) — Batsman

2. Mayank Agarwal (Rs 1 crore) — Batsman

3. Arshdeep Singh (Rs 20 lakh) — Paceman

4. Chris Gayle (Rs 2 crore) (West Indies) — Batsman

5. Darshan Nalkande (Rs 30 lakh) — Paceman

6. K Gowtham (Traded from Rajasthan Royals) (Rs 6.20 crore) — All-rounder

7. Hardus Viljoen (Rs 75 lakh) (South Africa) — Paceman

8. Harpreet Brar (Rs 20 lakh) — Spinner

9. Jagadeesha Suchith (Traded from Delhi Capitals) (Rs 20 lakh) — Spinner

10. Karun Nair (Rs 5.60 crore) — Batsman

11. Mandeep Singh (Rs 1.40 crore) — Batsman

12. Mohammed Shami (Rs 4.80 crore) — Paceman

13. Mujeeb ur Rahman (Rs 4 crore) (Afghanistan) — Spinner

14. M Ashwin (Rs 20 lakh) — Spinner

15. Nicholas Pooran (Rs 4.20 crore) (West Indies) — Wicketkeeper

16. Sarfaraz Khan (Rs 25 lakh) — Batsman

Bought at auction (9)

17. Glenn Maxwell (Rs 10.75 crore) (Australia) — All-rounder

18. Sheldon Cottrell (Rs 8.50 crore) (West Indies) — Paceman

19. Chris Jordan (Rs 3 crore) (England) — Paceman

20. Ravi Bishnoi (Rs 2 crore) — Spinner

21. Prabhsimran Singh (Rs 55 lakh) — Wicketkeeper

22. Deepak Hooda (Rs 50 lakh) — All-rounder

23. Jimmy Neesham (Rs 50 lakh) — All-rounder

24. Tajinder Dhillon (Rs 20 lakh) — All-rounder

25. Ishan Porel (Rs 20 lakh) — Paceman