Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021: With the auctions of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 around the corner, let’s look at some players who can be set free by the Kings XI Punjab ahead of IPL 2021.
Even though Kings XI Punjab did not have a breathtaking start to the 13th season of IPL, but the KL Rahul led side made a strong turnaround to win five games on the trot. From losing 5 to winning 5 on the trot, KXIP showed what they are capable of and almost made it to the playoffs of the cash-rich league.
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) ended the hopes of the KL Rahul and Co for the IPL playoffs berth by defeating in the must-win game. While There were a lot of positives of the tournament for KXIP but some of the disastrous failures cant be ignored.
Kings XI Punjab will this time look to fetch some young guns while some of the players might get a release from the franchise.
3 Players Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) might release ahead of IPL 2021:
Mujeeb Ur Rahman:
Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) think tanks backed the Afghanistan spinner back in 2018 for his superb gameplay while the decision seems to have acted reverse. Mujeeb made 11 appearances in 2018 IPL while he only managed to get five in the next year IPL. 2020 for Mujeeb was even more disastrous as the spinner got only 2 matches to prove himself.
In the presence of young Ravi Bishnoi and experienced spinner Murugan Ashwin, Mujeeb is unlikely to get a chance to feature in the playing 11. The franchise will reconsider their 2018 decision and might let go Mujeeb ur Rahman ahead of IPL 2021.
Being named as one of the highest signings in the IPL 2020, Sheldon Cottrell could not perform to his price tag. The West Indies international was brought by the Kings XI Punjab for whopping 8.5 crores however, the speedster failed to match the price. Cottrell played six games for Kings XI Punjab in 2020 IPL in which he managed six wickets into his bag.
One of the most disastrous over of Sheldon Cottrell to Rahul Tewatia also took the tag of Death Over specialist. Tewatia smacked Cottrell for five sixes in 18th over of RR vs KXIP match.
The Australian star all-rounder is one of the flamboyant players who have the power to pull off a blinder on its own. While backing the all-rounder for 10.75 crores in IPL 2020, Maxwell turned out to be one of the biggest flops of the season.
The all-rounder played 13 games with a total score of 108 runs. The all-rounder even failed to hit a single six in the while tournament.
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