If reports are to be believed R Ashwin may lose his spot in Kings XI Punjab this season of IPL 2020. Ravichandran Ashwin has played 28 matches for Kings XI Punjab where he ended up taking only 25 wickets but he will be facing the axe due to his incapability of taking his side to the title win.
He is getting through the rough patch where he has been ignored by Indian team management in the first test match against West Indies and now he is set to lose his captaincy as Kings XI Punjab is going to part ways with him.
Rumours are that Kings XI Punjab is looking to trade him with Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals and they are looking for some options for themselves too. It remains to be seen what decision would be taken by the franchise on Ashwin’s future. According to reports, the decision on the axe of Ashwin will come out by this weekend only.
Ashwin was signed by Kings XI Punjab for 7.8 crores in IPL 2018 auction and is leading the team from past two years but he didn’t get much success and therefore it looks likely he will be replaced by another player this season.
Who will be New Captain for Punjab?
After the exit of Ravi Ashwin, it looks highly that Punjab based franchise will name KL Rahul as their new captain for the Indian Premier League 2020. Punjab is also looking for a new head coach after New Zealander Mike Hesson left the duty and rumours are that Darren Lehman or George Bailey could be likely replacement for the next season.