The Kings XI Punjab mentor insists the two big-hitting batsmen are "big names and match winners"
The spinner has said leading Kings XI Punjab is an "opportunity to showcase" his captaincy skills and be "innovative"
The spinner was a leading candidate for the role ever since the franchise signed him for USD 1.1 million at the player auction in January
Should Delhi Daredevils choose experience or youth? Should Rajasthan Royals go local or foreign? Have your say
Kings XI Punjab's new recruit from Afghanistan is a 16-year-old who bowls offbreaks, legbreaks, the carrom ball and the googly, and can't get enough of Real Madrid merchandise
A teenage trickster from Afghanistan, an explosive opener of indigenous Australian descent, a fast-bowling allrounder from Barbados who currently lives in England, and two highly promising Indian players
Can Knight Riders' overseas players stay fit through the season? Will the lack of a proper wicketkeeper hurt Kings XI? Who will Royal Challengers choose between McCullum and de Kock?
Some key numbers - and trivia - from day one of the mega-auction in Bengaluru
A break up of the eight IPL squads at the end of the first day of the 2018 player auction, and a quick look at the gaps the teams need to fill on Sunday
Will franchises retain the old core set of players or invest in a new group? How will the presence of uncapped players affect teams' auction strategies?
Only 18 players have been retained by the IPL franchises, a whopping 578 are up for sale. What might we expect from the 2018 player auction?
Starting from this season, afternoon matches will begin later, and night matches brought forward by an hour
A preview of the IPL match between Kings XI Punjab and Pune Warriors in Mohali
A preview of the IPL match between Kings XI Punjab and Sunrisers Hyderabad
Preview of the match between Kings XI Punjab and Delhi Daredevils in Dharamsala
A preview of the IPL match between Kings XI Punjab and Mumbai Indians in Dharamsala
A preview of the IPL match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kings XI Punjab
A look at which players the eight IPL franchises are likely to retain and which ones they are likely to use the right-to-match card for, for the IPL next year
Who should the six existing IPL franchises pick ahead of the big auction for the 2018 edition? Take your pick
Although a final decision remains to be made, a BCCI official suggested that the three players could be a combination of two Indians and one overseas player, or two overseas players and one Indian