In a news that is sure to delight Kings XI Punjab all around the world, it has been confirmed that one of the marquee signings Glenn Maxwell will be available for selection for their season opener against Delhi Capitals.
The Australian all-rounder arrived on September 17 in the UAE following his International tour of England. He would now be required to complete only a three day quarantine period in the team hotel instead of the normal five, as per regulations, as he arrived into the country from an already bio-secure bubble in England. With his quarantine period scheduled to be complete on Saturday, Maxwell would be eligible for selection for Kings XI Punjab’s season opener against Delhi Capitals on September 20.
With Maxwell’s arrival in the UAE, Kings XI Punjab’s 25-member squad for the 2020 Dream11 Indian Premier League is now complete, with the likes of Mujeeb ur Rahman, Nicholas Pooran and Sheldon Cottrell arriving earlier in the week.
The trio that arrived from the Caribbean have also completed their quarantine period, and will be joining the team’s training sessions from Friday, September 18. With the full squad having arrived in the UAE and no injuries being reported yet, Anil Kumble and the rest of the Kings XI Punjab management will have a full roster of 25 players to choose from for their season opener on Sunday.
The news of Maxwell’s availability will be of particular interest to the KXIP management and fans, as he has been in sublime form in the series against England, performing admirably in the T20 Internationals as well as the One Day games. Maxwell was the player of the series for the ODI matches, and KXIP fans would hope for that form to continue when he takes the field in UAE for the Indian Premier League.
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