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Punjab Kings - Team Preview, Records, Journey, IPL 2021 Squad & Schedule

Rishabh Gautam
By Rishabh Gautam
April 05, 2021 • 09:34 AM View: 2187

Punjab Kings (formerly known as Kings XI Punjab) was one of the most entertaining teams in IPL 2020. Led by KL Rahul, every match Punjab played was a close encounter. 

In the IPL Auction 2021, they had the biggest purse and hence bid aggressively for Jhye Richardson & Riley Meredith who have zero experience in IPL or playing in Indian Conditions for that matter. They managed to get a bargain for World No.1 T20 batsman Dawid Malan as they bought him at 1.5 Crores only. 


Punjab boasts many exciting names in their squad that will give a sure shot entertainment throughout the IPL 2021. 

Punjab Kings' Squad For IPL 2021

  • Batsmen: Chris Gayle, Dawid Malan, Deepak Hooda, Mandeep Singh, Mayank Agarwal, Sarfaraz Khan, Shahrukh Khan
  • Bowlers: Arshdeep Singh, Chris Jordan, Darshan Nalkande, Harpreet Brar, Ishan Porel, Jhye Richardson, Mohammad Shami, Murugan Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Riley Meredith, Saurabh Kumar
  • All-Rounders: Fabian Allen, Jalaj Saxena, Moises Henriques, Utkarsh Singh 
  • Wicketkeepers: Nicholas Pooran, Prabhsimran Singh. 

Punjab Kings' IPL Records

  • Punjab Kings (PBKS) hold the unwanted record of conceding most runs in a home game. In IPL 2018 at a home match in Indore, Punjab, under the captaincy of Ravi Ashwin, allowed Kolkata Knight Riders to score 245/6 and broke their own record of giving away 240 runs at Mohali in 2008 against CSK.
  • Punjab also holds another unwanted record of most 10 wicket losses. They have three 10 wicket losses to their name.
  • The highest scorer in Punjab Kings is the 'Universe Boss' Chris Gayle. He has 4,772 runs to his name at an impressive average and strike rate of 41.13 and 150.11 respectively in the IPL. His highest score is 175* which is the highest by any batsman in the league.
  • The highest wicket-taker in the PBKS squad is Mohammad Shami, who is a frontline bowler for the Indian Team as well. He has 60 wickets to his name.
  • Overall Record in IPL:
    • Matches Played: 190
    • Wins: 85
    • Losses: 101
    • No Result: 0
    • Win Rate: 45.78%

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