Kings XI Punjab, the 'comprehensive' winners of Indian Premier League in UAE

With five wins from five matches, Kings XI Punjab have looked the most 'complete' side in the Indian Premier League 2014 so far. Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Johnson and Sandeep Sharma have been revelations.

updated: April 29, 2014 10:57 IST
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With five wins from as many matches in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League, Kings XI Punjab have taken top honours from the first leg of the tournament in UAE. The team has outplayed traditional giants, including Royal Challengers Bangalore on Monday, to show that they are firm favourites to win their maiden Indian Premier League title. (Match report - Kings XI Punjab beat Royal Challengers Bangalore)

Solid and all-round performances from Punjab have meant that the team is now the first to register eight consecutive victories in the Indian Premier League, overall. The team is also currently the only one with 10 points and will return home in high spirits and with players raring to fire in front of their home fans. And fans would be waiting with bated breath for their 'new-found' heroes.

While batting has been powered by Glenn Maxwell - the only batsman currently to have scored 300 runs (average of 60.00), bowlers like veteran Lakshmipathy Balaji and young Sandeep Sharma have impressed as well. Balaji has eight wickets and is the highest wicket-taker for his Kings XI, followed by Mitchell Johnson and Sandeep with seven wickets each till Tuesday's match (April 28).

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