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Punjab Kings VS Kolkata Knight Riders [What to watch out for in IPL 2024]

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. Currently, Mohit Burman of the Dabur group (46%), Ness Wadia of the Wadia group (23%), Preity Zinta- of the Wadia group (23%), and Karan Paul (Apeejay Surrendra Group) own 8% stake in Punjab Kings. 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 ,Shikhar Dhawan, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma, Rilee Rossow and others who excel in different areas of cricket. Currently, the team is led by an Indian cricket player, Shikhar Dhawan, an Indian international cricketer who is a left-handed opening batsman and coached by Trevor Bayliss. Here is the list of players in Punjab Kings-
Shikhar Dhawan [C] Prabhsimran Singh Jitesh Sharma
Sikandar Raza Rishi Dhawan Liam Livingstone
Atharva Taide Arshdeep Singh Nathan Ellis
Sam Curran Kagiso Rabada Harpreet Brar
Rahul Chahar Harpreet Bhatia Vidwath Kaverappa
Shivam Singh Harshal Patel Chris Woakes
Ashutosh Sharma Vishwanath Singh Shashank Singh
Tanay Thyagarajan Prince Choudhary Rilee Rossouw
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PBKS vs KKR in IPL 2024

In the IPL 2024, 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 Shikhar Dhawan, Jitesh Sharma, Jonny Bairstow, Rahul Chahar, Shreyas Iyer, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Varun Chakravarthy 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 IPL series. On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders, the two-time IPL winners, have evolved in all senses. Being a times winner, Kolkata has a slight upper hand, whereas Punjab Kings are nowhere less.
This year, fans are excited to see what all Shreyas Iyer and Shikhar Dhawan will bring to the table. So, make sure you keep your excitement intact as IPL 2024 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 2024 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 32 matches against each other. Out of which, 21 were won by Kolkata Knight Riders, whereas 11 were by Punjab Kings.

PBKS vs KKR head to head

Date Winner Won by Venue
8-May-2023 Kolkata Knight Riders 5 Wickets Kolkata
1-Apr-2023 Punjab Kings 7 Runs Mohali
1-Apr-2022 Kolkata Knight Riders 6 Wickets Mumbai
1-Oct-2021 Punjab Kings 5 Wickets Dubai
26-Apr-2021 Kolkata Knight Riders 5 Wickets Ahmedabad
26-Oct-2020 Punjab Kings 8 Wickets Sharjah
10-Oct-2020 Kolkata Knight Riders 2 Runs Abu Dhabi
3-May-2019 Kolkata Knight Riders 7 Wickets Mohali
27-Mar-2019 Kolkata Knight Riders 28 Runs Kolkata
12-May-2018 Kolkata Knight Riders 31 Runs Indore
21-Apr-2018 Punjab Kings 9 Wickets Kolkata
9-May-2017 Punjab Kings 14 Runs Mohali
13-Apr-2017 Kolkata Knight Riders 8 Wickets Kolkata
4-May-2016 Kolkata Knight Riders 7 Runs Kolkata
19-Apr-2016 Kolkata Knight Riders 6 Wickets Mohali
9-May-2015 Kolkata Knight Riders 1 Wicket Kolkata
18-Apr-2015 Kolkata Knight Riders 4 Wickets Pune
1-Jun-2014 Kolkata Knight Riders 3 Wickets Bangalore
28-May-2014 Kolkata Knight Riders 28 Runs Kolkata
11-May-2014 Kolkata Knight Riders 9 Wickets Cuttack
26-Apr-2014 Punjab Kings 23 Runs Abu Dhabi
26-Apr-2013 Kolkata Knight Riders 6 Wickets Kolkata
16-Apr-2013 Punjab Kings 4 Runs Mohali
18-Apr-2012 Kolkata Knight Riders 8 Wickets Mohali
15-Apr-2012 Punjab Kings 2 Runs Kolkata
30-Apr-2011 Kolkata Knight Riders 8 Wickets Kolkata
4-Apr-2010 Punjab Kings 8 Wickets Kolkata
27-Mar-2010 Kolkata Knight Riders 39 Runs Mohali
3-May-2009 Punjab Kings 6 Wickets Port Elizabeth
21-Apr-2009 Kolkata Knight Riders 11 Runs Durban
25-May-2008 Kolkata Knight Riders 3 Wickets Kolkata
3-May-2008 Punjab Kings 9 Runs Mohali

Top retained batters and their performance in PBKS vs KKR head to head matches till 2023

Top Performers in Batting and Bowling

In the matches played between Punjab Kings VS Kolkata Knight Riders, in the IPL 2023, Rinku Singh with 474 runs, Nitish Rana with 413 runs, and Venkatesh Iyer with 404 runs have scored the highest runs. Whereas, in Punjab Kings, the most runs are scored by Shikhar Dhawan and Prabhsimran Singh 373 and 358 respectively.
In the bowling department, Varun Chakravarthy with 20 wickets and Sunil Narine with 11 wickets are on the top from Kolkata Knight Riders. In Punjab Kings, Arshdeep Singhwith 17 wickets and Nathan Ellis with 13 wickets are leading the Punjab Kings 2023 board.

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