IPL 2018: Ashwin to lead Kings XI Punjab

Kings XI Punjab signed Ashwin for a whopping Rs. 7.6 Crore at this year's IPL auction.

"This is indeed a proud moment for me”, Ravichandran Ashwin said after being named captain of Kings XI.   -  AFP

India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was on Monday appointed the captain of Kings XI Punjab for the upcoming edition of the IPL. Ashwin, who was snapped up for a whopping Rs. 7.6 Crore at the 2018 auction last month, has 100 wickets from 111 games at an economy rate of 6.55.

The 31-year-old made a name as a bowler with the Chennai Super Kings, spearheading its spin department since 2008 before a two-year suspension for the Yellow Brigade, saw him ply his trade for Rising Pune Supergiant (2016-17). However, the wily spinner missed last year's IPL due to injury.



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“I feel honoured to be trusted with the responsibility of leading such a talented bunch of cricketers,” Ashwin said about his appointment before adding, “I am confident of bringing out the best out of team-mates. This is indeed a proud moment for me.”

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