King XI Punjab (KXIP) had another unlucky year in the IPL 2020, where he improved his performance as a team but narrowly missed his qualifying for the playoffs. The 2021 IPL auction will therefore be crucial for them.
On the last day of submitting their retention list ahead of the 2021 IPL auction, Kings XI Punjab released many players and these names are Glenn Maxwell, Sheldon Cottrell, Mujeeb Zadran, Hardus Viljoen, James Neesham, Krishnappa Gowtham, Karun Nair , Jagadeesha Suchith and Tejinder Singh Dhillon.
While KXIP may spend over 50 crore in the 2021 IPL auction, it has a total of nine available locations, including five overseas. So there is no doubt that they will put a lot of money for foreigners in the next IPL 2021 auction.
Kings XI Punjab currently has no real all-rounder. So that will be their first focus at the next IPL 2021 auction. Multi-purpose slots can also help them cover their mid-level stick issues. Also, they can try to strengthen their bowling team.
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Although versatile Australian Glenn maxwell had a bad time throughout IPL 2020, where he only scored 108 points in 11 innings, he cannot be put into the limited series format. Due to his difficult times, KXIP had no choice but to release him due to a huge salary cap of INR 10.75 crore.
But since the end of IPL 2020, Maxwell has been in great shape, and he’s shown it in international cricket and BBL 2020/21. Not only as a batsman, he’s now consistent as an off-spinner. Since he knows the KXIP team very well, the franchise should do their best to buy him again at the 2021 IPL auction, most likely with less pay.
Glenn Maxwell is still a key player in IPL cricket. He scored 1,505 points in 82 IPL matches (average 22.13; strike rate 154.67), including six half centuries. Additionally, the off-spinner has had 19 wickets in his IPL career. He has already played 70 T20 games for KXIP.