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George to lead KXIP

Chandigarh: Australia’s T20 captain George Bailey will lead Kings XI Punjab in the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League, the franchisee announced on Tuesday.

The right-hand batsman was bought by KXIP in this year’s auction at a price of Rs 3.25 crore.

“I am extremely honoured and excited to lead Kings XI Punjab this season.

“I hope to live up to the expectations of the franchise and its fans and I am looking forward to playing with some of the finest cricketers in the team.” said Bailey on his appointment.

Sanjay Bangar, coach of the team, said, “Bailey has proved his mettle as a captain by leading the Australian team to several victories in the past. He was a popular choice at the franchise and we are hopeful that his experience and guidance will lead the team to great success this season.”