India, Aug. 25 -- Ravichandran Ashwin's bad times may turn worse. After being ignored for the first Test match against West Indies, despite being the country's premiere spinner, Ashwin reportedly is set to lose the captaincy of IPL franchise Kings XI Punjab. KXIP in fact, are not even keen on retaining Ashwin in the squad for IPL 2020.

KXIP are mulling options of trading Ashwin with couple of IPL franchises - Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals, reported the Mirror. A decision is likely to be taken when the KXIP officials meet towards the end of this week.

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