Punjab Kings Playing XI, IPL

Anam Khalid

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Punjab Kings Playing XI, IPL

Punjab Kings, abbreviated as PBKS, is a cricket franchise that represents the city of Mohali, Punjab in the Indian Premier League (IPL). The journey of this franchise team started back in 2008 when they contested the inaugural season of IPL. Initially, they played under Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) but changed their name in 2021 to Punjab Kings. They play their home games at two different venues in Punjab: Inderjit Singh Bindra Stadium (ISBS), Mohali with a seating capacity of 26000 and Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium (HPCAS), Dharamshala with a seating capacity of 25000. The performance of this team has been below par up till now as they have qualified for the tournament’s playoffs only once in 15 seasons. This is a poor return for a team that has always had the services of world-class domestic and the most sought-after international players.

Punjab Kings Playing XI in IPL

This team is co-owned by Preity Zinta, Mohit Burman, Karan Paul, and Ness Wadia. It enjoys a loyal fan following due to the Bollywood connection despite its poor show in the tournament’s history. The team was acquired for $76 million with Mohit Burman having a major share of 46% and 23% share for both Preity Zinta and Ness Wadia. In 2022, they made the highest-ever player bid in IPL history for England all-rounder Sam Curran with INR 18.5 crore. The team was threatened to be terminated in 2010 after their controversy with BCCI and Lalit Modi but they were re-instated thanks to the involvement of the court in 2012.

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Performance of PBKS in IPL

SeasonPosition
IPL Season 1 (2008)2nd
IPL Season 2 (2009)5th
IPL Season 3 (2010)8th
IPL Season 4 (2011)5th
IPL Season 5 (2012)6th
IPL Season 6 (2013)6th
IPL Season 7 (2014)Runner-up
IPL Season 8 (2015)8th
IPL Season 9 (2016)8th
IPL Season 10 (2017)5th
IPL Season 11 (2018)7th
IPL Season 12 (2019)6th
IPL Season 13 (2020)6th
IPL Season 14 (2021)6th
IPL Season 15 (2022)6th
IPL Season 16 (2023)8th

This team has never been able to win the title despite playing all the editions of IPL. They could only qualify for knockouts once which they eventually lost. That shows the poor performance of this team in IPL. A more detailed analysis of their performance can be done in light of the below table.

Summary of Match Results

SeasonMatchesWonLostNo ResultWin %
IPL 115105066.66
IPL 21477050.0
IPL 314310121.43
IPL 41477050.0
IPL 51688050.0
IPL 61688050.0
IPL 717125070.58
IPL 814310121.43
IPL 914410028.57
IPL 101477050.0
IPL 111468042.85
IPL 121468042.85
IPL 131468042.85
IPL 141468042.85
IPL 151477050.0
IPL 161468042.85

The PBKS have always been the team that performed brilliantly in one match and was demolished in the next. They have never been a consistent side. They have always had professionals helping them in every season. The following table shows the latest management and support staff.

Management and Support Staff

CEOSatish Menon
Team ManagerVikram Hastir
Head CoachTrevor Bayliss
Assistant CoachBrad Haddin
Batting CoachWasim Jaffer
Spin Bowling CoachSunil Joshi
Fast Bowling CoachCharl Langeveldt
Fielding CoachTrevor Gonsalves
Team PhysiotherapistAndrew Leipus
Strength and Conditioning CoachAdrian Le Roux

PBKS has a mediocre record against most teams as one would expect from a team that has performed below par in the history of the team. They have not been able to dominate the seasons as some of the other teams have. They tried to change their fortunes by making many changes to their coaching staff but the results couldn’t be achieved. The following table gives us an idea of the team’s performance against all the IPL franchises ever played in the tournament.

Record against Each Team

TeamMatchesWonLostTiedNo ResultWin %
Chennai Super Kings2913160044.83
Delhi Capitals3015150050.0
Kolkata Knight Riders3211210034.37
Mumbai Indians3115160048.39
Rajasthan Royals2511140044.0
Royal Challengers Bangalore3117140054.83
Sunrisers Hyderabad217140033.33
Deccan Chargers10730070.0
Kochi Tuskers Kerala11000100.0
Pune Warriors India6330050.0
Gujrat Lions4220050.0
Rising Pune Supergiant4220050.0

The poor performance of this team doesn’t mean that they couldn’t acquire the services of the world’s leading players. They have had the services of world-class players from around the world. Their latest squad is as under

Delhi Capitals Squad 2023

NamePlaying Role
Shikhar Dhawan (C)Opening Batter
Harpreet SinghBatter
Prabhsimran Singh (WK)Wicket-keeping Batter
Bhanuka RajapaksaTop Order Batter
M Shahrukh KhanBatter
Jitesh Sharma (WK)Wicket-keeping Batter
Matthew ShortTop Order Batter
Jonny Bairstow (WK)Wicket-keeping Batter
Sam CurranAll-rounder
Rishi DhawanAll-rounder
Liam LivingstonBatting All-rounder
Mohit RatheeAll-rounder
Sikandar RazaBatting All-rounder
Atharva TaideBatting All-rounder
Raj BawaAll-rounder
Arshdeep SinghBowler
Baltej SinghBowler
Rahul ChaharBowler
Nathan EllisBowler
Gurnoon BrarBowler
Harpreet BrarBowler
Vidwath KaverappaBowler
Kagiso RabadaBowler

Players Introduction and T20 Statics

Players T20 Stats and personal information are under

Shikhar Dhawan (C)

Personal Information

Date of Birth5 December 1985
Current Age37-year-old
Playing RoleOpening Batter
Batting StyleLeft-hand bat
Bowling StyleRight-arm off-break
Debut Match3 April 2007 Against Himachal Pradesh
Shikhar Dhawan Punjab Kings Playing XI in IPL

Batting Record

Matches Played329
Runs9645
Batting Average33.03
Balls Faced7695
Strike Rate125.34
100s2
50s69
Highest Score106*
6s224
4s1090

Bowling Record

Wickets Taken4
Runs Conceded66
Bowling Average16.50
Balls Bowled48
Economy Rate8.25
Best Bowling Figures1/7

Harpreet Singh

Personal Information

Date of Birth11 August 1991
Current Age32-year-old
Playing RoleBatter
Batting StyleLeft-hand bat
Bowling StyleRight-arm Medium
Debut Match22 March 2010 Against Mumbai Indians
Harpreet Singh Punjab Kings Playing XI in IPL

Batting Record

Matches Played87
Runs2433
Batting Average34.75
Balls Faced1969
Strike Rate123.56
100s0
50s17
Highest Score92*
6s84
4s195

Bowling Record

Wickets Taken6
Runs Conceded134
Bowling Average22.33
Balls Bowled141
Economy Rate5.70
Best Bowling Figures2/15

Prabhsimran Singh (WK)

Personal Information

Date of Birth10 August 2000
Current Age23-year-old
Playing RoleWicket-keeper Batter
Batting StyleRight-hand bat
Bowling StyleN/A
Debut Match21 February 2019 Against Madhya Pradesh
Prabhsimran Singh Punjab Kings Playing XI in IPL

Batting Record

Matches Played62
Runs1740
Batting Average34.80
Balls Faced1233
Strike Rate141.11
100s2
50s12
Highest Score119*
6s90
4s168

Wicket Keeping Record

Catches Taken25
Stumpings10

Bhanuka Rajapaksa

Personal Information

Date of Birth24 October 1991
Current Age32-year-old
Playing RoleTop-order Batter
Batting StyleLeft-hand bat
Bowling StyleRight-arm Medium
Debut Match25 March 2009 Against Ruhuna
Bhanuka Rajapaksa Punjab Kings Playing XI in IPL

Batting Record

Matches Played173
Runs3252
Batting Average22.90
Balls Faced2425
Strike Rate134.10
100s1
50s13
Highest Score100
6s153
4s277

Bowling Record

Wickets Taken28
Runs Conceded516
Bowling Average18.42
Balls Bowled420
Economy Rate7.37
Best Bowling Figures3/11

Wicket Keeping Record

Catches Taken48
Stumpings1

M Shahrukh Khan

Personal Information

Date of Birth27 May 1995
Current Age28-year-old
Playing RoleBatter
Batting StyleRight-hand bat
Bowling StyleRight-arm Offbreak
Debut Match1 April 2014 Against Goa
M Shahrukh Khan Punjab Kings Playing XI in IPL

Batting Record

Matches Played83
Runs928
Batting Average18.93
Balls Faced695
Strike Rate133.52
100s0
50s0
Highest Score47
6s57
4s63

Bowling Record

Wickets Taken3
Runs Conceded142
Bowling Average47.33
Balls Bowled104
Economy Rate8.19
Best Bowling Figures1/9

Jitesh Sharma (WK)

Personal Information

Date of Birth22 October 1993
Current Age30-year-old
Playing RoleWicket-keeper Batter
Batting StyleRight-hand bat
Bowling StyleN/A
Debut Match31 March 2014 Against Uttar Pradesh
Jitesh Sharma Punjab Kings Playing XI in IPL

Batting Record

Matches Played99
Runs2196
Batting Average28.51
Balls Faced1468
Strike Rate149.59
100s1
50s10
Highest Score106
6s101
4s213

Wicket Keeping Record

Catches Taken63
Stumpings15

Matthew Short

Personal Information

Date of Birth8 November 1995
Current Age27-year-old
Playing RoleTop-order Batter
Batting StyleRight-hand bat
Bowling StyleRight-arm Offbreak
Debut Match26 December 2014 Against Perth Scorchers
Matthew Short Punjab Kings Playing XI in IPL

Batting Record

Matches Played84
Runs1762
Batting Average23.49
Balls Faced1260
Strike Rate139.84
100s1
50s9
Highest Score100*
6s76
4s145

Bowling Record

Wickets Taken24
Runs Conceded864
Bowling Average36.00
Balls Bowled694
Economy Rate7.46
Best Bowling Figures3/14

Jonny Bairstow (WK)

Personal Information

Date of Birth26 September 1989
Current Age34-year-old
Playing RoleWicket-keeper Batter
Batting StyleRight-hand bat
Bowling StyleRight-arm Medium
Debut Match3 June 2010 Against Derbyshire
Jonny Bairstow Punjab Kings Playing XI in IPL

Batting Record

Matches Played189
Runs4573
Batting Average30.69
Balls Faced3332
Strike Rate137.24
100s3
50s27
Highest Score114
6s200
4s392

Wicket Keeping Record

Catches Taken101
Stumpings15

Sam Curran

Personal Information

Date of Birth3 June 1998
Current Age25-year-old
Playing RoleAll-rounder
Batting StyleLeft-hand bat
Bowling StyleLeft-arm Medium-fast
Debut Match19 June 2015 Against Kent
Sam Curran Punjab Kings Playing XI in IPL

Batting Record

Matches Played199
Runs2624
Batting Average20.18
Balls Faced1959
Strike Rate133.94
100s0
50s14
Highest Score72*
6s127
4s196

Bowling Record

Wickets Taken191
Runs Conceded5398
Bowling Average28.26
Balls Bowled3759
Economy Rate8.61
Best Bowling Figures5/10

Rishi Dhawan

Personal Information

Date of Birth19 February 1990
Current Age33-year-old
Playing RoleAll-rounder
Batting StyleRight-hand bat
Bowling StyleRight-arm Medium-fast
Debut Match3 April 2007 Against Delhi
Rishi Dhawan Punjab Kings Playing XI in IPL

Batting Record

Matches Played127
Runs1651
Batting Average31.15
Balls Faced1352
Strike Rate122.11
100s0
50s4
Highest Score72*
6s39
4s152

Bowling Record

Wickets Taken116
Runs Conceded2965
Bowling Average25.56
Balls Bowled2352
Economy Rate7.56
Best Bowling Figures6/23

Liam Livingston

Personal Information

Date of Birth4 August 1993
Current Age30-year-old
Playing RoleBatting All-rounder
Batting StyleRight-hand bat
Bowling StyleRight-arm Offbreak, Legbreak
Debut Match15 May 2015 Against Leicestershire
Liam Livingstone Punjab Kings Playing XI in IPL

Batting Record

Matches Played238
Runs5710
Batting Average28.40
Balls Faced3936
Strike Rate145.07
100s2
50s31
Highest Score103
6s346
4s382

Bowling Record

Wickets Taken101
Runs Conceded2625
Bowling Average25.99
Balls Bowled1873
Economy Rate8.40
Best Bowling Figures4/17

Mohit Rathee

Personal Information

Date of Birth13 January 1999
Current Age24-year-old
Playing RoleAll-rounder
Batting StyleRight-hand bat
Bowling StyleLegbreak
Debut Match9 April 2023 Against Sunrisers Hyderabad
Mohit Rathee Punjab Kings Playing XI in IPL

Batting Record

Matches Played7
Runs21
Batting Average21.00
Balls Faced14
Strike Rate150.00
100s0
50s0
Highest Score19*
6s1
4s2

Bowling Record

Wickets Taken5
Runs Conceded171
Bowling Average34.20
Balls Bowled124
Economy Rate8.27
Best Bowling Figures2/24

Sikandar Raza

Personal Information

Date of Birth24 April 1986
Current Age37-year-old
Playing RoleBatting All-rounder
Batting StyleRight-hand bat
Bowling StyleRight-arm Offbreak
Debut Match13 February 2010 Against Desert Vipers
Sikandar Raza Punjab Kings Playing XI in IPL

Batting Record

Matches Played194
Runs3803
Batting Average24.22
Balls Faced2859
Strike Rate133.01
100s0
50s23
Highest Score95
6s164
4s298

Bowling Record

Wickets Taken101
Runs Conceded2939
Bowling Average29.09
Balls Bowled2344
Economy Rate7.52
Best Bowling Figures4/8

Atharva Taide

Personal Information

Date of Birth26 April 2000
Current Age23-year-old
Playing RoleBatting All-rounder
Batting StyleLeft-hand bat
Bowling StyleSlow Left-arm Orthodox
Debut Match21 February 2019 Against Himachal Pradesh
Atharva Taide Punjab Kings Playing XI in IPL

Batting Record

Matches Played43
Runs1200
Batting Average30.00
Balls Faced850
Strike Rate141.17
100s0
50s5
Highest Score97
6s38
4s139

Bowling Record

Wickets Taken10
Runs Conceded149
Bowling Average14.90
Balls Bowled156
Economy Rate5.73
Best Bowling Figures2/0

Raj Bawa

Personal Information

Date of Birth12 November 2002
Current Age20-year-old
Playing RoleAll-rounder
Batting StyleLeft-hand bat
Bowling StyleRight-arm Medium-fast
Debut Match27 March 2022 Against Royal Challengers Bangalore
Raj Bawa Punjab Kings Playing XI in IPL

Batting Record

Matches Played13
Runs137
Batting Average19.57
Balls Faced117
Strike Rate117.09
100s0
50s0
Highest Score40*
6s6
4s8

Bowling Record

Wickets Taken10
Runs Conceded217
Bowling Average21.70
Balls Bowled162
Economy Rate8.03
Best Bowling Figures2/15

Arshdeep Singh

Personal Information

Date of Birth5 February 1999
Current Age24-year-old
Playing RoleBowler
Batting StyleLeft-hand bat
Bowling StyleLeft-arm Medium-fast
Debut Match16 April 2019 Against Rajasthan Royals
Arshdeep Singh Punjab Kings Playing XI in IPL

Batting Record

Matches Played107
Runs67
Batting Average9.57
Balls Faced69
Strike Rate97.10
100s0
50s0
Highest Score12
6s1
4s7

Bowling Record

Wickets Taken133
Runs Conceded3076
Bowling Average23.12
Balls Bowled2228
Economy Rate8.28
Best Bowling Figures5/32

Baltej Singh

Personal Information

Date of Birth4 November 1990
Current Age32-year-old
Playing RoleBowler
Batting StyleRight-hand bat
Bowling StyleRight-arm Medium
Debut Match2 January 2016 Against Rajasthan
Baltej Singh Punjab Kings Playing XI in IPL

Batting Record

Matches Played35
Runs15
Batting Average3.75
Balls Faced15
Strike Rate100.00
100s0
50s0
Highest Score5
6s0
4s2

Bowling Record

Wickets Taken44
Runs Conceded942
Bowling Average21.40
Balls Bowled771
Economy Rate7.33
Best Bowling Figures3/11

Rahul Chahar

Personal Information

Date of Birth4 August 1999
Current Age24-year-old
Playing RoleBowler
Batting StyleRight-hand bat
Bowling StyleLegbreak Googly
Debut Match8 April 2017 Against Kings XI Punjab
Rahul Chahar Punjab Kings Playing XI in IPL

Batting Record

Matches Played110
Runs207
Batting Average8.62
Balls Faced207
Strike Rate100.00
100s0
50s0
Highest Score25*
6s6
4s18

Bowling Record

Wickets Taken120
Runs Conceded2978
Bowling Average24.81
Balls Bowled2403
Economy Rate7.43
Best Bowling Figures5/14

Nathan Ellis

Personal Information

Date of Birth22 September 1994
Current Age29-year-old
Playing RoleBowler
Batting StyleRight-hand bat
Bowling StyleRight-arm Fast-medium
Debut Match5 October 2018 Against Lahore Qalandars
Nathan Ellis Punjab Kings Playing XI in IPL

Batting Record

Matches Played121
Runs336
Batting Average9.88
Balls Faced301
Strike Rate111.62
100s0
50s0
Highest Score24
6s10
4s24

Bowling Record

Wickets Taken148
Runs Conceded3427
Bowling Average23.15
Balls Bowled2549
Economy Rate8.06
Best Bowling Figures4/6

Gurnoon Brar

Personal Information

Date of Birth25 May 2000
Current Age23-year-old
Playing RoleBowler
Batting StyleLeft-hand bat
Bowling StyleRight-arm Fast
Debut Match28 April 2023 Against Lucknow Super Giants
Gurnoor Brar Punjab Kings Playing XI in IPL

Bowling Record

Wickets Taken0
Runs Conceded42
Bowling Average
Balls Bowled18
Economy Rate14.00
Best Bowling Figures

Harpreet Brar

Personal Information

Date of Birth16 September 1995
Current Age28-year-old
Playing RoleBowler
Batting StyleLeft-hand bat
Bowling StyleSlow Left-arm Orthodox
Debut Match20 April 2019 Against Delhi Capitals
Harpreet Brar Punjab Kings Playing XI in IPL

Batting Record

Matches Played66
Runs272
Batting Average14.31
Balls Faced230
Strike Rate118.26
100s0
50s0
Highest Score25*
6s13
4s19

Bowling Record

Wickets Taken62
Runs Conceded1438
Bowling Average23.19
Balls Bowled1231
Economy Rate7.00
Best Bowling Figures4/18

Vidwath Kaverappa

Personal Information

Date of Birth25 February1999
Current Age24-year-old
Playing RoleBowler
Batting StyleRight-hand bat
Bowling StyleRight-arm Fast-medium
Debut Match11 October 2022 Against Maharashtra
Vidwath Kaverappa Punjab Kings Playing XI in IPL

Batting Record

Matches Played13
Runs0
Batting Average0.00
Balls Faced2
Strike Rate0.00
100s0
50s0
Highest Score0
6s0
4s0

Bowling Record

Wickets Taken23
Runs Conceded276
Bowling Average12.00
Balls Bowled281
Economy Rate5.89
Best Bowling Figures5/11

Kagiso Rabada

Personal Information

Date of Birth25 May 1995
Current Age28-year-old
Playing RoleBowler
Batting StyleLeft-hand bat
Bowling StyleRight-arm Fast
Debut Match26 January 2014 Against Griqualand West
Kagiso Rabada Punjab Kings Playing XI in IPL

Batting Record

Matches Played178
Runs418
Batting Average11.29
Balls Faced396
Strike Rate105.55
100s0
50s0
Highest Score44
6s13
4s37

Bowling Record

Wickets Taken230
Runs Conceded5271
Bowling Average22.91
Balls Bowled3925
Economy Rate8.05
Best Bowling Figures4/21

Who is the top run scorer for PBKS?

KL Rahul is the top run scorer for PBKS with 2548 runs.

How many IPL titles have PBKS won so far?

Not yet, PBKS have not been able to win any IPL season. Their best performance came in 2014 when they qualified for the final but lost it.

Who has taken the most wickets for PBKS?

Piyush Chawla is the highest wicket taker for PBKS across seasons.

Who has hit the most sixes for PBKS?

KL Rahul has hit the highest number of sixes for PBKS. He has hit 120 sixes in all seasons.

What was the winning bid for the PBKS franchise in 2008?

PBKS owners won the bid for USD 76 millions.

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