Australian all-rounder player Glenn Maxwell has named as the captain of Kings XI Punjab for the IPL league of season 2017. The Kings XI Punjab took placed in the league for last two years.
They have been unlucky in the previous two seasons which put them impassive spoons, although receiving most of the boxes marked correctly. New selection as captaincy for Kings XI Punjab will be a huge boost for the team new looks.
The 28-year-old Aussie all-rounder Maxwell has been sage in their option for the season and has tied in the services of England skipper Eoin Morgan. There were rumours that Morgan will be named as captain for Kings Xi Punjab.
However, on 10 March, the Kings has declared in an official announcement that new skipper for the season will be from overseas (Glenn Maxwell). He has been a great performer for the team over the years.
In earlier 2014 season of the game, Maxwell was a hat-trick scorer of 90s which has placed in the stage on fire in UAE leg of the tournament. Maxwell has completed scoring 552 runs in 16 matches on that season with a striking rate of 187.75, as the Kings XI Punjab has ended as the runners-up of the tournament.
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In a Previous season of the tournament, he could not perform well as he could score only just 179 runs in 11 matches.
Mainly, he has played 43 matches in Indian Premier League which score of 918 runs with a striking rate of 161.61.
According to the social media reports, the Kings XI Punjab made the announcement of his appointment as they wrote that “With fireworks in his batting, bowling & fielding it’s time to unleash the Captain in him. The King of our Pride this season – @Gmaxi_32!”
In Previous season, the Kings XI Punjab had named as captain to South African middle-order batsman David Miller of the side. He has an unfortunate time taking-in-charge of the franchise and midway through the tournament, the captaincy power was hand over to opener Murali Vijay.
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This season hopefully Kings XI Punjab will be turned in an excellent performance with the change in captaincy role.