Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) had a topsy-turvy IPL 2020 season in the UAE. Coming into the competition on the back of five wins in the 2014 edition which was held for the first time in the UAE, they showed promise. However, the side could not convert the promise into performance and hence fell back on the points.
They let a couple of games slip away from their hands pretty early. By the end of the seventh game, KXIP were lingering at the bottom of the table with just 1 win in their kitty. It was then that the Universe Boss regained fitness and help the boys in red win their next 5 games.
With 12 points in 12 matches, they had a playoff spot in sight. However, they lost their final 2 games and were knocked out by the Chennai Super Kings in their last league game.
KXIP captain KL Rahul won the Orange Cap by scoring 670 runs in the competition but those runs could not help the side get into the top four. The fate of a team does not however depend on just one player. He must get able support from his teammates to play freely and take the team forward.
Their team lacked all-around performances from the players and it did not help at all in the points table. With KXIP chopping and changing their squads frequently, we can expect some big players to be released by the franchise before IPL 2021.
Team COC brings to you the five players who could be released by Kings XI Punjab before IPL 14