IPL 2021: KXIP Co. Owner working on three-year plan with KL and Kumble

IPL 2021: KXIP Co. Owner working on three-year plan with KL and Kumble. Indian Premier League 2021: KXIP Co. Owner, Ness Wadia hoping for few changes. IPL 2021: KXIP Co. Owner working on three-year plan with KL and Kumble.

IPL 2021: Ness Wadia, Co. Owner of Kings XI Punjab is working on a three-year strategic plan with coach Anil Kumble and Skipper KL Rahul. Wadia says, constantly changing the coaches and captains have cost them a lot. This time we want a complete strategy for the upcoming year as well as for the next years.

KXIP Co. Owner Statements:

Kings XI Punjab Co. Owner Ness Wadia |  IPL 2021: KXIP Co. Owner working on three-year plan with KL and Kumble
Kings XI Punjab Co. Owner Ness Wadia | Image – Sandeep Shetty / Sportzpics

The thirteenth edition of IPL was a roller coaster ride for KXIP and fans. From losing six out of seven games to winning the next five games on a trot, KXIP had seen a lot. KL Rahul as a leader has proved his worth and improved as the season progressed. However, there are loopholes that management understands and will plug in the Mega Auction of IPL 2021.

“We have a new leader and a lot of new young faces, sometimes it clicks and sometimes it doesn’t. We are looking forward to plugging the gaps in the upcoming IPL 2021.”

Few overseas players did not perform up to the standards, Ness Wadia referring to Glenn Maxwell and pacer Sheldon Cottrell despite playing almost every game. 

Chris Gayle missed one game but due to food poisoning he could not play two more games, but he proved his worth when he played. Gayle scored 288 runs in 7 games and won matches for Kings XI Punjab.

“Chris Gayle has done enough to play for the next season in the franchise and hopefully he will continue his form.”

Ness Wadia on KXIP Core:

KL Rahul, Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) |  IPL 2021: KXIP Co. Owner working on three-year plan with KL and Kumble
KL Rahul, Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) | Image- BCCI

“The team has formed its core indicating on KL Rahul, Mohd. Shami, Chris Gayle, Pooran, and Mayank Agarwal. We also have some young exciting talents like Arshdeep and Ravi Bishnoi. We want to cover all the gaps in the Mega Auction in IPL 2021.”

It is hard for the top order when the middle order is not doing well for the side. However, we have done a fairly decent job with that too. We have established our core and want to connect it with the young talents next time.

On the addition of the ninth team, Ness Wadia welcomes the BCCI decision for expansion. However, he says we are happy to welcome the new franchise as long as it does not hit the existing teams financially.

Three-Years Plan for KXIP:

Giving light to the three-year strategy plan under Anil Kumble and skipper KL Rahul, Wadia says we have charted the plan and want to stick to that. KL has done brilliant work for us in the recent few years. He has proved why we went after him so aggressively.

KXIP Performance in IPL 2020:

KXIP Co. Owner also talked about the team’s performance in IPL 2020. “We have gone through ups and downs throughout the tournament. Losing six games in the beginning and winning five games later on back to back has given us a lot of confidence. KL as a leader is performing well, this was his first experience as the skipper. He has learned a lot.”

“The short-run given by the umpire which was actually not a short-run cost us the playoff berth. Umpiring standards needs to be improved for sure. This time it happened with us, next time it could be with some other team.”

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