Ashwin to captain Kings XI Punjab
Febriary 26, 2018
Indian offspin bowler, R Ashwin announced as captain of Kings XI Punjab for IPL season 11. KXIP has signed him for 7.6 crore INR at the player auction of IPL2018. 31 years Ravichandran Ashwin played for Chennai fron 2009 to 2015 and also played for Rising Pune in 2016 IPL season as well. He sat out the entire 2017 season with sports hernia.
Ashwin has never captained in the IPL before, and therefore an opportunity for him to show his leadership skills. He frequently led his state Tamil Nadu in various domestic competitions. Ashwin is known to be an innovative captain in domestic cricket, frequently setting unorthodox fields and making imaginative tactical decisions.
Earlier, SPD Smith announced as Rajasthan captain for IPL 2018. Delhi and Kolkata yet to declare their captains. V Kohli (Bangalore), MS Dhoni (Chennai), DA Warner (Hyderabad), RG Sharma (Mumbai) and SPD Smith (Rajasthan) set to lead their franchises as well.