Mumbaikars will support Mumbai Indians, Chennaikars will support Chennai Super Kings, Delhites will support Delhi Daredevils, Punekars will support Pune Warriors, Bangalorians will support Royal Challengers, Rajasthanis will support Rajasthan Royals, Deccans will support Deccan Chargers and Kolkatta will support Kolkatta Knight Riders. And not to forget, my dear friends Punjabis are all set for the DLF IPL 5, 2012 action!
I support Kings XI Punjab as it is of Preity Zinta’s team. KINGS XI PUNJAB [KXIP] is the DLF IPL cricket team representing Punjab. KINGS XI PUNJAB [KXIP] is owned by Bollywood actress Preity Zinta, Ness Wadia (Bombay Dyeing), Mohit Burman (Dabur), and Karan Paul (Apeejay Surendera Group) who got the franchise rights for $76 million.
Initially famous Indian Cricketer Yuvi used to lead KINGS XI PUNJAB [KXIP] but from IPL 4, 2011 KINGS XI PUNJAB [KXIP] is lead by the Australian cricketer Adam Gilchrist.
The logo of KINGS XI PUNJAB [KXIP] team consists of a light grey colored shield with two red colored lion heads with the team's name written in bold red font. It also has a letter sequene 'K.J.H.P.H' inscribed at the top which stand for Kashmir, Jammu, Himachal, Punjab and Haryana indicating that the team KINGS XI PUNJAB [KXIP] proudly represents all these states. KINGS XI PUNJAB [KXIP] has two home grounds - Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali and Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala.
The KINGS XI PUNJAB [KXIP] has the finest team of players all set for the IPL 5, 2012 battle.
The list of players in the KINGS XI PUNJAB [KXIP] team is as follows:
Adam Gilchrist (Australia) - Captain
Paul Chandrashekar Valthaty (India)
Paras Dogra (India)
David Hussey (Australia)
Sunny Singh (India)
Siddharth Chitnis (India)
Shaun Marsh (Australia)
Nitin Saini (India)
Gurkeerat Singh (India)
David Andrew Miller (Natal)
Praveen Kumar (India)
Bhargav Bhatt (India)
Stuart Broad (Nottingham)
Vikramjeet Malik (India)
Ryan Harris (Australia)
Shalabh Srivastava (India)
Parvinder Awana (India)
Nathan Rimmington (Australia)
Piyush Chawla (India)
Abhishek Nayar (India)
Mandeep Singh (India)
Dimitri Mascarenhas (England)
Bipul Sharma (India)
Amit Yadav (India)
Adam Gilchrist (Australia)
Nitin Saini (India)
Michael Bevan (Australia) - Head Coach
Vikram Rathour (India) - Assistant Coach
Jason Gillespie (Australia) - Bowling Coach
Col. S K Mehta (India) - Manager
Adrian Dias (India) - Strength & Conditioning Coach
Tim Brennan - Physiotherapist
Ashish Tuli (India) - Video Analyst
Sagar Pujara (India) - Masseuse
Capt. Varoon Parmar (India) - Logistics Manager
They did well in the first season by storming into semifinals of IPL. Later they lost their tracks in subsequent seasons. But fine Batsman and Good Wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist led the team well last year. They seemed to be good challengers but lost in league matches. Well, not sticking to the past, I do believe my players will give fine knocks and make it to finals. This time they will bring luck to their owners as they don’t wait luck to shine upon them.