When IPL 2020 got underway, Kings XI Punjab was one of the title contenders. With a star-studded line-up — captain K. L. Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Glenn Maxwell and Mohammed Shami — the team had all the ingredients to end its title jinx.

The fact that the side was coached by Anil Kumble added to the expectations. But it turned out to be yet another disappointing season for Kings as it finished sixth, with a higher net run rate than Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals, who also had 12 points each.

What went wrong?

Despite having some big names in its ranks, Kings XI failed to close out matches. The side lost way too many close games, finishing the tournament with just six wins.

The defeat which hurt Kings XI most was against Kolkata Knight Riders, a game it lost by two runs despite being in a strong position.

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