South African batsman David Miller was on 9 January named as the captain of Kings XI Punjab team for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) season 9.
Speaking about his new role, Miller, who has been associated with Kings XI since IPL season 4, said: "I am honoured to lead the Kings XI Punjab squad this year. I would like to thank the franchise, promoters, management and all the team members for the confidence they have in me.
"Kings XI have assembled an exciting squad with a good mixture of youth and experience and I am really looking forward to the opportunity that lies ahead."
Kings XI coach Sanjay Bangar said he is confident about Miller's potential as a leader.
"I have watched David grow as a player. He has displayed outstanding batting abilities and a cool temperament in many high-pressure situations. I am confident in his potential to lead the boys this season," Bangar said in a statement issued by the franchise.