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The Punjab franchise, which has been a part of the Indian Premier League since its inception, has been one of the most disappointing teams in the tournament. Barring the 2014 season where they ended up being runners-up, the team has failed to do justice to the expectations of their fans.

Ahead of the tenth edition, the management made a bold move when they replaced Murali Vijay as the skipper of the team with Glenn Maxwell – someone who has played several scintillating knocks for the team in the past. The management also appointed Virender Sehwag as head of cricket operations.

It remains to be seen whether the team can win their maiden IPL season this year.

Captain: Glenn Maxwell

Coach: J Arun Kumar

Best Performance: 2014 runners-up

Squad: Glenn Maxwell, David Miller, Murali Vijay, Eion Morgan, Hashim Amla, Manan Vohra, Arman Jaffer, Martin Guptill, Shaun Marsh, Rinku Singh, Sandeep Sharma, Anureet Singh, Mohit Sharma, KC Cariappa, Swapnil Singh, Pradeep Sahu, T Natrajan, Matt Henry, Varun Aaron, Marcus Stoinis, Akshar Patel, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Rahul Tewatia, Darren Sammy, Wriddhiman Saha, Nikhil Naik.

Players to watch out for: Glenn Maxwell, Wriddhiman Saha, Akshar Patel, T Natrajan, Martin Guptill

IPL 2016 FIXTURES

Gujarat Lions VS Kolkata Knight Riders
April 7
Match 3, D/N

Sunrisers Hyderabad VS TBA
April 9
Match 6, D/N

Gujarat Lions VS Rising Pune Supergiant
April 14
Match 13, D/N

Mumbai Indians VS Gujarat Lions
April 16
Match 16, D/N

Gujarat Lions VS Royal Challengers Bangalore
April 18
Match 20, D/N

Kolkata Knight Riders VS Gujarat Lions
April 21
Match 23, D/N

Gujarat Lions VS Kings XI Punjab
April 23
Match 26, D/N

Royal Challengers Bangalore VS Gujarat Lions
April 27
Match 31, D/N

Gujarat Lions VS Mumbai Indians
April 29
Match 35, D/N

Rising Pune Supergiant VS Gujarat Lions
May 1
Match 39, D/N

Delhi Daredevils VS Gujarat Lions
May 4
Match 42, D/N

Kings XI Punjab VS Gujarat Lions
May 7
Match 47, D/N

Gujarat Lions VS Delhi Daredevils
May 10
Match 50, D/N

Gujarat Lions VS Sunrisers Hyderabad
May 13
Match 53, D/N

Rising Pune Supergiant Vs Mumbai Indians

May 21  20:00 IST
Mumbai Indians beat Rising Pune Supergiant by 1 run

TBC Vs TBC

May 19  20:00 IST
Mumbai Indians won by 6 wickets with 33 balls remaining

IPL 2017 Points Table

TEAMS MP Won Lost Pts
MI 14 10 4 20
RPS 14 9 5 18
SRH 14 8 5 17
KKR 14 8 5 16
KXIP 14 7 7 14
DD 14 6 8 12
GL 14 4 10 8
RCB 14 3 10 7

ORANGE CAP

1 David Warner
SRH
641
Runs
2 Gautam Gambhir
KKR | 498 Runs
3 Shikhar Dhawan
SRH | 479 Runs

PURPLE CAP

1 Bhuvneshwar Kumar
SRH
26 Wickets
2 Jaydev Unadkat
RPS | 24 Wickets
3 Jasprit Bumrah
MI | 20 Wickets