Hyderabad: Kings XI Punjab had a very good beginning to the Indian Premier League in the previous edition, winning back to back matches in UAE. However, they lost many close matches in the final moments. They could have easily won five of their matches in the league and reached qualifiers.
However, their lack of finishing touches saw their luck dwindle. However, New Zealand ex-cricketer Scott Styris feels they can improve a lot. “If you are a Kings XI fan, you can look at them and say that this is the one team from this auction that has the ability to improve the most and the reason I say that is it wasn’t the performances of the local Indian players that were left wanting in the last IPL, it was the overseas players. They got the worst output from all the overseas players from all the sides,” said Styris.
“So, by releasing all of those overseas players they now provide themselves with options, all that money in the bank, they will look for big name signings. You will see the likes of Kings XI going after the biggest names you can get because they can then fit them into what was a pretty good tournament for the local players and the way they performed,” added styris.