Indian Premier League 2012 March 2, 2012

Kings XI Punjab sign two domestic players

ESPNcricinfo staff

Kings XI Punjab have signed up Gurkeerat Singh and Parvinder Awana, two India domestic players, for the upcoming IPL season. Gurkeerat, 21, is a middle-order batsman from Punjab, while Awana, 25, is a seamer from Delhi.

Gurkeerat had averaged 47.20 for Punjab in the group stages of the Vijay Hazare Trophy, in what was his debut List A tournament. Awana, who was Delhi's leading wicket-taker in the 2011-12 Ranji Trophy, claimed 12 wickets in four games at the Vijay Haraze qualifiers, averaging 8.58. "We believe that both these young and dynamic players will add immense value to the team," Arvinder Singh, the franchise's chief operating officer, said.

Earlier, they had signed up allrounders Azhar Mahmood and James Faulkner, and offspinner Ramesh Powar at the IPL auction, and retained the services of South Africa middle-order batsman David Miller. They had also traded Dinesh Karthik for allrounder R Sathish with Mumbai Indians and brought former Deccan Chargers medium-pacer Harmeet Singh into their squad.

Edited by Siddarth Ravindran

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  • BALASUBRAMANIAN on March 4, 2012, 15:33 GMT

    :punjab still looks weak xcept hussey no one is sure abt wre they r in t20.... happy to fr PWI .. team can be : sourav (C),manish pandey,uthappa,hopes/ryder,samuels,dinda,m.kartik,smith,nehra,dinda,rahulsharma, mathews... pWI can cheer wen compared to kings XI ...Punjab bye to IPL%.....

  • $$ milind on March 4, 2012, 14:35 GMT

    It will be a test for Gilly 2 use Praveen Kumar who is not a good death bowler as well as Ramesh Powar who cannot be given a spell of more than 2 overs

  • rohit on March 3, 2012, 15:14 GMT

    I think they got decent squad. 1)gilchrist 2)valthaty 3)shaun marsh 4)hussey 5)Nayar 6)azhar mahmood 7)mandeep singh/sathish 8)piyush chawla 9)power 10)praveen kumar 11)bhargav bhatt. they've got good batting line-up.

  • Dummy4 on March 3, 2012, 5:10 GMT

    Gurkareet is a decent batsman, but still I think it will be tough for him to find a place in the first XI. I guess that will be: 1. Gilchrist 2. Valthaty 3. Marsh 4. D Hussey 5. Nayar 6. Mandeep Singh 7. Broad 8. Sathish 9. Praveen 10. Piyush 11. Harmeet/Bhatt

  • narbavi on March 2, 2012, 15:03 GMT

    If punjab can wisely use Ramesh powar in one over spells then they can win tournament!! And use sathish at no,3 guys!!

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