New players will bring ‘fresh ideas and skill’ to KXIP, says Sehwag

The team’s head of cricket operations was happy with the core of the team retained from previous seasons.

Virender Sehwag is King’s XI Punjab’s head of cricket operations.   -  Bhagya Prakash K.

New players in Varun Aaron, Darren Sammy and T. Natarajan will bring “fresh ideas and skill” to Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in the Indian Premier League (IPL), the team’s head of cricket operations Virender Sehwag has said.

“The addition of new player such as Varun Aaron, T. Natarajan and Darren Sammy will bring fresh ideas and skills. This camp will focus on developing our aggressive, brave and carefree style of cricket, while hopefully installing pride and passion in playing for Kings XI Punjab,” Sehwag said on Saturday.

The KXIP camp is scheduled to start at the Holkar Stadium on Sunday. “We have high hopes and expectations for IPL 10 and this cricket camp will be the stepping stone to having a successful season,” Sehwag said.

“I am very happy to finally begin our IPL 10 campaign with the cricket camp this April. We have retained a fair amount of players from previous seasons, allowing us to further grow our team chemistry,” he added.

Mohit Sharma, Manan Vohra, Axar Patel, Gurkeerat Mann along with Anureet Singh and other key domestic players will start the camp, with international players such as Eoin Morgan, David Miller and Matt Henry. Shaun Marsh and Marcus Stoinis will join shortly after, on April 4th and 5th.

Other members of the support staff such as the assistant coach Mithun Manhas, batting coach J. Arun Kumar and fielding coach R. Sridhar will also join at the commencement of the camp.