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Kings XI Punjab has strong will to win IPL3: Preity Zinta

New Delhi: Preity Zinta, co-owner of the Indian Premier League (IPL) team Kings XI Punjab, Thursday said her team has ‘strong will’ and ‘enough fire’ to win the third edition of the T-20 tournament that begins Friday.

‘We have a very talented side and we have strong will to go and win the tournament,’ Preity said here.

‘Last time we had seven injured players which no one could help. I believe an IPL team is judged by the strength of strong domestic players and not the international players. We have three-four new domestic players and I hope they will strengthen the base,’ she added.

Preity was here to participate in a health event organised by UNAIDS.

Yuvraj Singh led Preity’s team in first two editions of IPL matches but this time Sri Lankan all-rounder Kumar Sangakkara is set to lead Kings XI Punjab.

Asked about the change in captaincy, she said: ‘Many IPL teams are re-shuffling in batting, bowling and other departments. Sangakkara is a talented man (to lead the team).’

‘But Yuvraj is our most valuable player. In our team, I want to say, there is no place for ‘I’. It’s ‘we’. We as a team will win or lose.’

Commenting on important bowler Brett Lee’s injury, Preity said: ‘He is recovering.’

She, however, said that they are keeping their fingers crossed and ‘praying’ for a great show in the tournament.

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