Sangakara replaces Yuvraj Singhas King's XI Punjab captain

Kings XI Punjab captain.

This is indeed not a goof news for the Indian cricketing fans and especially the people of Punjab as their IPL team, Kings XI Punjab will be led by a non Indian captain, and it is none other than the skipper of Sri Lanka Kumar Sangakara.The name might be Indian Premier League, but the domination of the IPL is by the foreign player and more importantly more and more IPL teams are switching for a foreign captain. Earlier

1) McCullam replaced Ganguly as Kolkatta Knight riders captain in IPL 2, but now Ganguly retains the captaincy

2) Kevin Peterson replace Rahul Dravid as the captain of Bangalore Royal Challengers

3) Adam Gilchrist replaced Laxman as the captain of Deccan Chargers.

Now it is the turn of Punjab team to switch over for a foreign captain.So out of the 8 IPL teams the following teams have foreign captains,

1) Rajasthan Royals - Shane Warne

2) Deccan Chrgers - Adam Gilchrist

3) Bangalore Royal Challengers - Kevin Peterson

4) Kings XI Punjab - Kumar Snagakara

IPL 3 commence from March 12 and ends on April 25. But sources say there is no cold war between the Management and Yuvraj and he was not sacked for any bad performances.Some of the main reason for this move by the team management includes,

1) Sangakara is the captain of Sri Lankan team and he is doing a great job and this experience will definitely help the team.

2) The additional post of captaincy is a burden for Yuvraj and this might affect his performance and we can also see in the last IPL seasons that his performance was not very great as expected.

So in short we can say this might be a very tough move, but understand the situation that his is the move for the benefit of the team, it also makes us feel good.

Let us hope Kings XI Punjab lifts the IPL season 3 title.


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