Punjab Kings VS Kolkata Knight Riders [What to watch out for in IPL 2022]
Introduction of Punjab Kings
Founded in 2008, The Punjab Kings is one the most popular cricket teams in the history of IPL, or the Indian Premier League, based in Mohali, Punjab. Originally, the franchise of Punjab Kings was brought jointly by Ness Wadia, Preity Zinta, Mohit Burman, and Karan Paul. Although the team struggled in its initial years, it has evolved as a strong team in the IPL.
The high-flying Punjab Kings boast several polished national and international players such as KL Rahul, Mohammed Shami, Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, and others who excel in different areas of cricket. Currently, the team is led by an Indian cricket player, KL Rahul, an Indian international cricketer who is a right-handed batsman and Right-arm medium bowler and coached by Anil Kumble. Here is the list of players in Punjab Kings-
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Introduction of Kolkata Knight Riders
Kolkata Knight Riders is one of the finest teams of IPL, representing the city of Kolkata in the Indian Premier League. The team is owned by the king of Bollywood Shah Rukh Khan, along with actress Juhi Chawla and her spouse Jay Mehta. Due to its association with popular stars and business owners, the team has gained immense popularity and debuted in IPL in 2011 for the first-ever time. In recent years, the performance of the team has improved.
Although they have a lot of rivals, including Mumbai Indians, when it comes to the cricket ground, they are favorites among their fans.
In these 10 years, the team has won IPL 2 times in 2012 and 2014. Currently, the team is led by Eoin Morgan, who plays for the England cricket team. Here is the list of players in Kolkata Knight Riders-
kxip vs kkr in IPL 2022
In the IPL 2022, two of the strongest teams of the Indian Premier League are all set to go head to head to prove themselves to the world. Both the teams feature national as well as international players such as KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Ander Russell, and others who have practiced hard to bring the trophy home. However, the winner is always one!
When talking about Punjab kings, the team has a slightly unsatisfactory record as they haven't won even a single ILP series. On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders, the two-time IPL winners, have evolved in all senses. Being two times winner, Kolkata has a slight upper hand, whereas Punjab Kings are nowhere less.
This year, fans are excited to see what all KL Rahul and Eoin Morgan will bring to the table. So, make sure you keep your excitement intact as IPL 2022 is coming soon.
Past Performance of pbks vs kkr
Every Indian is a fan of cricket. Be it Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, or KL Rahul, each generation has its favorites. On the one hand, where Kolkata Knight Riders are all set to put their best foot forward, Punjab Kings have practiced hard to beat their opponents in the upcoming 2022 IPL. Looking at the teams, it's hard to decide who will win between Punjab Kings or Kolkata Knight Riders.
In the past years, Punjab Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders have played 29 matches against each other. Out of which, 19 were won by Kolkata Knight Riders, whereas 10 were by Punjab Kings.
kxip vs kkr head to head
Retained Players in Each Team
Top retained batters and their performance in PBKS vs KKR head to head matches till 2021
Gautam Gambhir (KKR) - 492 runs
Robin Uthappa (KKR) - 438 runs
Wriddhiman Saha (KKR) - 322 runs
K. L. Rahul (PBKS) - 670 runs
Mayank Agarwal (PBKS) - 424 runs
Top retained bowlers and their performance in kings xi punjab vs kolkata knight riders matches till 2021
Sunil Narine (KKR) - 28 wickets
Umesh Yadav (KKR) - 14 wickets
Mohammed Shami (PBKS) - 20 wickets
Ravi Bishnoi (PBKS) - 12 wickets
Top Performers in Batting and Bowling
In the matches played between Punjab Kings VS Kolkata Knight Riders, Gautam Gambhir with 492 runs, Robin Uthappa with 438 runs, and Wriddhiman Saha with 322 runs have scored the highest runs. Whereas, in Punjab Kings, the most runs are scored by K. L. Rahul and Mayank Agarwal 670 and 424 respectively.
In the bowling department, Sunil Narine with 28 wickets and Umesh Yadav with 14 wickets are on the top from Kolkata Knight Riders. In Punjab Kings, Mohammed Shami with 20 wickets and Ravi Bishnoi with 12 wickets are leading the board at the moment.
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