Chandigarh: Kings XI Punjab on Thursday kick-started their team`s campaign under new captain Adam Gilchrist and coach Michael Bevan at the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) Stadium in Mohali for the upcoming fourth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Co-owner of the franchisee Ness Wadia and Chief Operating Office Col Arvinder Singh were also present to share their plans for the all new Kings XI Punjab for the April 8-May 28 tournament.
And the team, which is currently being trained by Bevan, is all determined to play some great cricket this season.
"We have put together a strong team this season with some of the best cricketers in the world. At the helm we have the experienced captain Adam Gilchrist who would infuse right fervor and guide the team to play some great cricket in the upcoming season," said Bevan.
"I can just say that my boys are enthused to put the right foot forward and play some great cricket," he added.
Gilchrist also said the new team would look at playing as a unit.
"Kings XI Punjab has a new look but we will endeavor to play as one team where each player complements the other. The squad has great talent and with new renewed energy and teamwork we are determined to aim for a successful season.”
"As always we cherish the unrelenting support and love of all our fans and assure them of our best efforts on the field," said Gilchrist.
Ness Wadia also expressed his satisfaction with the team composition.
"I am extremely delighted with the team composition that has coach Michael Bevan and captain Adam Gilchrist at the helm and a host of experienced and talented cricketer. We are also extremely happy about the domestic players who form the part of the squad.
"These young and energetic boys come from our catchment area and beyond. All of them have the potential of being mettle winners in their own right. All in all our team has the right mix of experience, youth and talent & the exhibited potential to go the distance this year," he said.