After 2015, This team has not managed to enter into the playoffs. The major reason is continuous chop and change in the players as well as coaching staff.
This year as well, Mike Hesson left the head coach post and they are struggling to find any coaches. Moreover, 3 players are sure to be released irrespective of their performance. These players are:
1. Varun Chakravarthy
He was brought at 9.8 cr price and in his first match against KXIP, he was sent out of the park. He took 1 wicket with an economy of 11.66 .
They will definitely release him to increase their purse to buy Glenn Maxwell or Eoin Morgan.
2. RaviChandran Ashwin
The trading talks between DC and KXIP for R. Ashwin is going on but hasn’t come to an agreement yet.
If somehow this trade is not achieved, then Ashwin is sure to be released because the KXIP owners are not happy with his captaincy.
However, I think this is a pretty bad decision from Punjab because he was a wicket taking bowler for them. He took 15 wickets from 14 matches with an economy of 7.27.
3. Karun Nair
He was brought at 5cr in 2018 mega auction. Though he performed well in that year, he only got one match to play in 2019 in which he scored 5 runs.
Since he wil not get enough game time, KXIP might opt to release him and add some youth talents( which I doubt due to their bad owners’ strategy).
Do U like the direction where KXIP are headed to?