Kumar Sangakkara has been named the captain of the Indian Premier League team Kings XI Punjab, Sangakkara has replaced Yuvraj Singh.
Yuvraj had done quite well with bat and ball in the IPL, he is reportedly, not keen to continue as the captain.
Kings XI’s CEO Anil Srivatsa said: “Kumar Sangakkara is the new captain of Kings XI Punjab. We are hoping for good things to come out of it.
He also added that this will help Yuvraj Singh to concentrate more on his batting and insisted that the he would remain the side’s important player.
Kumar Sangakkara: “I’m privileged to be given such an honor and opportunity to lead the team.This is a huge responsibility and I hope I am able to live up to the team’s expectations.”