Kings XI Punjab have appointed South African star batsman David Miller as their new captain for the 9th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
— Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) February 9, 2016
The 26-year-old, who scored 1,319 runs in 47 IPL matches at an average of 42.55, will lead the the Punjab franchise for the first time since he joined the team in season 4 (2011).
Miller said: “I am honoured to lead the Kings XI Punjab squad this year. I would like to thank the franchise, promoters, management and all the team members for the confidence they have in me.”
“Kings XI have assembled an exciting squad with a good mixture of youth and experience and I am really looking forward to the opportunity that lies ahead.”
Kings XI Punjab co-owner Preity Zinta Tweeted:
— Preity zinta (@realpreityzinta) February 9, 2016
The 9th edition of the India’s most popular T20 format Indian Premier League starts on April 9.