The Kings XI Punjab have not been doing well in the Indian Premier League 2016. The team has won only one of its matches, and has found itself at the bottom of the table. The team could certainly do with some sort of change.
David Miller has been the captain of the team until now, and will now be replaced. He will be replaced by the Kings XI Punjab player Murali Vijay. While Vijay will be the new skipper of the team, Miller will continue on as one of the team’s players.
So far this Indian Premier League, Miller has not done as well as would have been expected at the bat. He has scored only 76 runs, giving him an average of 15.20. Vijay has played better than Miller, but has not done particularly well either. He has scored 143 runs, averaging at 23.
The Kings XI Punjab franchise released a statement that noted: “Miller continues to be an integral part of the team, and is a very strong player of the squad.”
So far in the Indian Premier League 2016, the Kings XI Punjab have only beaten the Rising Pune Supergiants at the match played in Mohali.
Kings XI Punjab Matches
- The Gujarat Lions beat the Kings XI Punjab by five wickets.
- The Delhi Daredevils beat the Kings XI Punjab by eight wickets.
- In the match against the Rising Pune Supergiants, the Kings XI Punjab won by six wickets.
- The Kolkata Knight Riders beat the Kings XI Punjab by six wickets.
- The Sunrisers Hyderabad beat the Kings XI Punjab by five wickets.
The Kings XI Punjab team will be playing its first match under the leadership of Murali Vijay on Sunday 1st May, 2016. The match will take place against the Gujarat Lions, the team that is currently at the top of the table. It still remains to be seen if the team can pull itself up in the rankings. The match is taking place at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot.