#Kings XI Punjab

.Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
In the third Test on Wednesday, Patel scalped off six wickets at the expense of 38 runs. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • Axar Patel made his first-class debut for Gujarat at the age of 18
  • Patel was signed in the IPL by Mumbai Indians in 2014
  • So far, the off-spinner has taken two five-wicket hauls in his two Test matches

The mini auction for the upcoming Indian Premier League will be held on February 18 in Chennai. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@IPL)

  • A total of 1,114 players had registered for the upcoming auction
  • The final list includes 164 Indian and 125 overseas players, including three from associate nations
  • The eight franchises have 61 slots to fill, with Royal Challengers Bangalore having the highest number of vacancies with 13

Veterans such as Lasith Malinga, Steve Smith, and Glenn Maxwell have been released from their respective clubs. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@mipaltan)

  • IPL 2021 would mark the 14th edition of the league
  • So far no official decision have been taken regarding the nature of the tournament in terms of in-person attendance
  • A total of 57 players have been released by the eight teams

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Team managements will look to fill the remaining gaps in their squad during the upcoming mini-auction. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@IPL)

  • Star players like Glenn Maxwell, Tom Banton and Jason Roy will be up for grabs
  • KXIP will enter the auction with the most funds available at Rs 53.20 crore
  • The auction is slated to be held in Chennai after the conclusion of the second India-England Test

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Glenn Maxwell had a low scoring IPL 2020. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Kings XI Punjab has retained 16 players and released five players
  • A total of 13 Indian players  have been retained
  • Kings XI Punjab has retained only three overseas players

.Sydney NSW, Australia
KXIP skipper KL Rahul’s face was photoshopped on the bald man’s face who is popular in memes for giving an iconic look of disappointment. (Photo Credit: PTI Photo)

  • Glenn Maxwell played a vital knock in Australia's win over India
  • Jimmy Neesham scored a 24-ball 48 to take New Zealand over the line against West Indies
  • However, both of them failed to impress with Kings XI Punjab in the IPL

.Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Kagiso Rabada's average of 18.26 is the sixth best in the season. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • Kagiso Rabada has 30 wickets in 17 matches against his name
  • KL Rahul scored 670 runs in 14 matches for Punjab
  • Mumbai Indians won their fifth IPL title on Tuesday

Ruturaj Gaikwad scored 62 runs for a winning cause against Kings XI Punjab. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Faf Du Plessis praised Ruturaj Gaikwad and compared him to Virat Kohli
  • MS Dhoni had also praised Gaikwad 
  • Gaikwad scored three fifties on the trot for Chennai

In a crucial tie, Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore will take on Shreyas Iyer’s Delhi Capitals on Monday, Nov 2, 2020. (Photo credit: Twitter/@IPL)

  • Kolkata, Delhi, Bangalore all have 14 points to their name
  • The race for the final three spots of the IPL playoffs is wide open
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad must win their final match on Tuesday to qualify for playoffs

.Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Eoin Morgan hit 68 off 35 balls. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Pat Cumins took four wickets in his four overs
  • Rajasthan Royals scored 131/9 in 20 overs
  • KKR now has a better chance to play the playoffs