New Delhi, March 10: Kings XI Punjab has announced Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell as the captain for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) season, beginning April 5.
Maxwell has replaced Indian star batsman and former captain of Kings XI Murali Vijay who was appointed captain midway through the last season.
The franchise welcomed the new captain on its official Twitter account.
With fireworks in his batting, bowling & fielding it's time to unleash the Captain in him.
— Punjab Kings (@PunjabKingsIPL) March 9, 2017
Maxwell debuted IPL with Delhi Daredevils in 2012. In the Last season, Kings XI had dropped David Miller as captain after the side had lost five of their first six games.
The mercurial all-rounder, who is well known for his hitting batting style performed exceedingly well in the last two seasons of the IPL.
Kings XI will start their campaign against Rising Pune Supergiant on April 8 in Indore, their second home venue after Mohali