IPL 2016: David Miller axed by KXIP as captain after string of losses, Murali Vijay named new skipper

New Delhi: Struggling IPL franchise Kings XI Punjab on Saturday replaced out-of-form captain David Miller with Murali Vijay after losing five of their six games in the tournament so far.

KXIP's David Miller. BCCI

KXIP's David Miller. BCCI

"Kings XI Punjab announces M Vijay as the captain for Kings XI Punjab for the remaining part of the IPL 2016 tournament. David Miller continues to be an integral part of the team and is a very strong player of the squad," the team said in a statement.

Punjab, who are set to face table-toppers Gujarat Lions on Sunday in Rajkot, are currently lying at the bottom of the heap with just two points in their kitty.

Miller has had a tough time scoring just 76 runs in six innings even though his strike-rate stands at 129.

Vijay, on the other hand, has been among the runs and has notched up 143 so far in six innings.

Updated Date: May 01, 2016 15:13 PM

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