It seems like after failing to win 1PL in the first 10 seasons, KXIP is desperate to change the record in this season. And the first step towards it is getting the players good enough to get them. And Preity Zinta led KXIP with Sehwag as coach look determined to get their act right this time around. After buying R Ashwin, they also snapped up Yuvraj Singh, KL Rahul, Karun Nair, Aaron Finch. Karun Nair was bought for Rs 5.60 crore. There was intense bidding for KL Rahul who lit up IPL last season. MI, SRH, RR initially started bidding for KL Rahul. Just when it looked that SRH will get him for Rs 6.2 crore, entered KXIP in the fray. And that triggered an intense price war. SRH and KXIP finally were in fray and KXIP got him for Rs 11 crore. RCB had the option of using RTM, but they him go.