IPL 2020: Kings XI Punjab leave for Dubai; see pictures
Bengaluru: Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) on Thursday (August 20) left for Dubai to participate in the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020). The Twenty20 tournament will be played in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from September 19 to November 10.
KXIP took to their social media accounts to post pictures of players being seated in an aircraft. Also, the team’s fast bowler Mohammed Shami shared images on Twitter and Instagram.
This year, KXIP will be coached by former India captain Anil Kumble. Also, they will have a new captain in KL Rahul.
Rahul will have a huge responsibility as he is their key batsman, wicketkeeper besides taking up the leadership role.
Shami was seated next to batsman Mandeep Singh in the plane. He captioned the pictures, “Apne munde flying to Dubai @kxipofficial @mandeeps12 @deepakhooda30 (sic).”
KXIP have a new batting coach in Wasim Jaffer.
Kings XI Punjab Squad
KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Karun Nair, Mayank Agarwal, Sarfaraz Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Chris Jordan, Darshan Nalkande, Hardus Viljoen, Harpreet Brar, Ishan Porel, J Suchith, Mohammed Shami, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Murugan Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Sheldon Cottrell, Deepak Hooda, Glenn Maxwell, James Neesham, K Gowtham, Mandeep Singh, Tajinder Singh, Prabhsimran Singh, Nicholas Pooran.
Director of cricket operations: Anil Kumble; Batting coach: Wasim Jaffer; Bowling coach: Charl Langeveldt; Fielding coach: Jonty Rhodes; Physio: Andrew Leipus; Strength and conditioning coach: Adrian Le Roux.