Kings XI Punjab named Ravichandran Ashwin as their new captain for the 11th edition of the Indian Premier League on Monday. Virender Sehwag, director of cricket operations has revealed the name of the new skipper in a Facebook live session on KXIP’s Facebook page.
R Ashwin will be the tenth cricketer to lead the franchise after Glenn Maxwell (2017), Murali Vijay (2016), David Miller (2016), George Bailey (2014, 015), David Hussey (2012, 2013), Adam Gilchrist (2011, 2012), Mahela Jayawardene (2010), Kumar Sangakkara (2009) and Yuvraj Singh (2008) have led the franchise in the past.
“I feel honored to be trusted with the responsibility of leading such a talented bunch of cricketers,” Ashwin told the team website. “I am confident of bringing out the best out of teammates. This is indeed a proud moment for me.”