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IPL: 5 Players Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) should release ahead of the next season

Punjab needs to make some tactical changes moving to IPL 2020 if it has to entertain any dream of winning the trophy.

Kings XI Punjab
Kings XI Punjab. (Photo: Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

Kings XI Punjab has always been one of the exciting teams of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The franchise, however, has not been able to win a trophy till date. The team owned by Bollywood Actress Preity Zinta came really close to win the title in the 2014 edition but eventually ended up being the second best team in the tournament.

It has been yet another disappointing performance by Kings XI Punjab as they have finished at 6th position in the 12th edition of the IPL. It was a dream start to kick off the season with a win against Rajasthan Royals courtesy a blistering knock by Chris Gayle. But, Punjab could not continue the momentum in the latter stages of the tournament as it faltered in the crucial junctures of the game.

There have been some exceptional individual performances for Punjab by the likes of Rahul, Gayle and skipper Ashwin but there are some players who could not perform as per the expectations this season. Punjab needs to make some tactical changes moving to IPL 2020 if it has to entertain any dream of winning the trophy.

We provide you the list of 5 players who Punjab should release in the next edition of IPL

1. David Miller

David Miller
David Miller. (Photo Source: Twitter)

A lot was expected from the South African superstar this season, but he did not deliver the goods. The think tank decided to back David Miller for the major part of the tournament but the Southpaw was far off from his usual best and kept throwing away his wicket. He scored 213 runs in 10 matches he played for Punjab with the highest score of 59 runs averaging 21.3. It wasn’t a very bad effort but he was expected to do much more than that.

In the limited opportunities provided to the West Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Nicholas Pooran, he looked quite solid and confidence was written all over his shots. He might well be preferred ahead of Miller for next year. Management should really consider replacing David Miller in the next season.

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