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IPL Auction 2020: 5 Players KXIP Can Target for IPL 2020

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IPL Auction 2020: 5 Players KXIP Can Target for IPL 2020 | How could the KXIP squad look like for IPL 2020 season? | 5 Players Kings XI Punjab can Buy for IPL 2020

This article is part of an IPL Auction series, where we explore each team. Also check out the players CSK, DC, SRH, KKR, RR and RCB could look at buying!

Kings XI Punjab are known for changing their squad in every auction. Also, they are known for starting campaigns well, only to fade away badly. This time, with the highest purse available, they can add some big names to their team.

With R Ashwin now released with David Miller, they need quality to replace them; someone who can take over the captaincy duties and also perform well.

Here, we look at five players who they can go for this auction:

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5. Varun Chakravarthy

The highest-paid player last season. That too from KXIP. Punjab can go for Varun Chakravarthy again considering their spin attack; they have only one quality spinner in Mujeeb. Krishnappa Gowtham and Murugun Ashwin are there but they don’t bring that quality – the mystery spinner Chakravarthy has some great numbers in domestic matches.

Punjab can go for a specialist spinner in Varun again, after they recently released him.

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4. David Willey

David Willey can be a good choice for Punjab considering their need for a finisher and death bowler. In addition to his capable bowling, he bats with a very high strike rate in T20s. With K. Gowtham already there, KXIP can have a fine batting combination in the slog overs.

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3. Glenn Maxwell

Glenn Maxwell can fix all their problems in the batting order. He bats very aggressively and can bowl some overs, too. More, he is an excellent fielder. KXIP might have to go in a bidding war against other franchises; but considering their purse, they have a very good chance to get Maxwell.

IPL Auction 2020: 5 Players KXIP Can Target for IPL 2020 |  How could the KXIP squad look like for IPL 2020 season? | 5 Players Kings XI Punjab can Buy for IPL 2020

2. Chris Jordn

KXIP lacks a specialist fast bowler to go with Shami. With Mitchell Starc opting out of the IPL Auction, Chris Jordan is a great option, as he is known for his death-bowling. The pacer from England is a genuine wicket-taker and is in amazing form, too.

IPL Auction 2020: 5 Players KXIP Can Target for IPL 2020 |  How could the KXIP squad look like for IPL 2020 season? | 5 Players Kings XI Punjab can Buy for IPL 2020

1. Eoin Morgan

After releasing Ashwin and Miller, the Kings from Punjab need someone to lead their side, as well as play the finisher role. Eoin Morgan is the answer to that. The English skipper is a destructive batsman who plays spin well and can send the ball miles in the death overs. He is a World Cup winning captain, and who knows, he might lead KXIP to their first IPL Title.

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So, these are five players KXIP can target. This article is part of an IPL Auction series, where we explore each team. Also check out the players CSK, DC, SRH, KKR, RR and RCB could look at buying!

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Robin Rounder
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Robin Rounder, based in India, specialises in Dream11 fantasy content including tips & tricks and match previews. Also, Robin contributes cricket news and opinion pieces, with examples being pre-IPL auction content. He is a passionate India and Chennai Super Kings fan. Connect with Robin on X at: https://x.com/robin_rounder

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