The Kings XI Punjab had a mixed bag of results during the IPL in 2013. They won eight games but lost just as many and finished in the bottom three of the table. Their best ever finish was in 2008, when they ended up as semi-finalists.
They are one of the teams who have historically relied heavily on their overseas strength since the majority of their Indian players are fairly unknown.
That has changed somewhat this season and they have enlisted the help of some big-name local talent and a solid mix of overseas stars.
On paper, the Kings XI certainly have the talent to challenge for a spot in the semi-finals once again.
As part of Bleacher Report's extensive coverage of this season's Indian Premier League, this slideshow will preview the Kings XI Punjab's prospects this year.