In 2008, Kings XI Punjab lost in the semifinal but had a very good campaign. Till 2013 the inaugural season’s semifinal appearance is their best performance in the Indian Premier League (IPL) history. There were a lot of frailties in the team composition – the batting unit failed to click consistently and bowling let them down on many occasions. In 2014, Punjab management impressed one and all in the auction, utilizing their purse wisely thus acquiring match-winners in the process. The team is now replete with game-changers. The Punjab roster now has hard-hitting batsmen, two of the world’s best all-rounders, one of the best fast bowlers in contemporary cricket and world-class Indian players. Will Punjab’s fortunes change in 2014? Will they finally be able to win the coveted silverware? Indiatimes analyses Kings XI Punjab squad.