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Murali Vijay replaces David Miller as Kings XI Punjab captain

Murali Vijay replaces David Miller as Kings XI Punjab captain
From six games in the IPL 2016, David Miller (right) has scored just 76 runs.
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The Kings XI Punjab franchise in the Indian Premier League (IPL) have decided to replace David Miller as captain and have selected Murali Vijay to lead the side in the remainder of the tournament.

Miller was appointed as captain prior to the start of the tournament, but after having lost five matches out of the first six, the franchise decided to make a change.

The fact that Miller’s batting form has dipped with him scoring 76 runs from six innings in the IPL has also not worked in his favour.

The announcement came ahead of the match against Gujarat Lions and the franchise said in a statement that Miller will be continue to be an integral part of the team.

“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.”

With only one victory under their belt in the tournament, Kings XI Punjab are currently placed at the bottom of the points table and have a net run rate of -1.174.

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