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IPL 2018: Ashwin to lead Kings XI Punjab this season

[caption id="attachment_55410" align="aligncenter" width="580"]15Ashwin Kings XI Punjab named Ashwin as their captain for the forthcoming season. Image Source: File Pic[/caption]

XtraTime Web Desk: Indian cricket team’s ace all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin will lead Indian Premier League side Kings XI Punjab this season, though the side also has players like Yuvraj Singh and Chris Gayle.

Ashwin who played for Rising Pune Supergiant last season have two IPL titles under his belt in his eight-year outing was bought by Kings XI Punjab in this year’s auction.

"I feel honoured to be trusted with the responsibility of leading such a talented bunch of cricketers. I am confident of bringing out the best out of team mates. This is indeed a proud moment for me," said Ashwin, who is currently out-of-favour in India's ODI and T20 scheme of things.

The off-spinner said captaincy pressure won't affect his performance.

"There is no additional pressure on me as such. I first led my state side in first class cricket when I was 21. I have done it in the past and I am sure that I will enjoy the challenge," he said.

Ashwin played his last T20 for India seven months back in July, 2017 against the West Indies and last ODI against the same opponents last June.

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