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KL Rahul appointed KXIP captain for IPL 2020

PTI
Published : Dec 19, 2019, 7:48 pm IST
Updated : Dec 19, 2019, 7:48 pm IST

Rahul's ascendancy to captaincy was expected after Ravichandran Ashwin was traded to Delhi Capitals last month.

India opener K L Rahul was on Thursday named the captain of the Kings XI Punjab franchise for the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League. (Photo: AP)
 India opener K L Rahul was on Thursday named the captain of the Kings XI Punjab franchise for the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League. (Photo: AP)

New Delhi: India opener K L Rahul was on Thursday named the captain of the Kings XI Punjab franchise for the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League.

"We are happy to appoint Rahul as our captain for the upcoming season. He has been through a lot in the last year or so and has now come back strongly," KXIP co-owner Ness Wadia told PTI on the day of the IPL auction in Kolkata.

"He has silenced his critics. You will get to see his ability not just as a batsman but also as a captain. He was our unanimous choice," he added.

KXIP had bought Rahul for a whopping Rs 11 crore ahead of the 2018 season.

Rahul's ascendancy to captaincy was expected after Ravichandran Ashwin was traded to Delhi Capitals last month.

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