Punjab Kings – Team Profile
|Full name||Punjab Kings|
|Founded in year||2008|
|Home ground||PCA Stadium, Mohali|
|Team owners||Mohit Burman (46%), Ness Wadia (23%), Preity Zinta (23%), Karan Paul (8%)|
|Prominent players||Chris Gayle, K.L Rahul, Nicholas Pooram, Mayank Agarwal, Shikhar Dhawan|
|Jersey||Red with Gold|
|Major rivals||Chennai Super Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians, Sunrisers Hyderabad|
|Logo||A red shield with a golden roaring lion and Punjab Kings inscribed on the shield.|
Punjab Kings History
Let’s go over the Punjab Kings team’s history for each season of the IPL individually. Let’s look at each one separately.
- 2008: The season was quite good for the team as they were successful in finishing the league at the third position in the points table and qualified for the knockout stage.
- 2009: The team finished at the fifth position in the table, and therefore the second season of the Indian Premier League was not good for the team.
- 2010: The 2010 Indian Premier League season was quite disappointing for the PBKS side, they got the last position in the Points table due to regularly losing the league matches.
- 2011: In this season Michael Bevan became the coach of the team, but the team was unable to qualify for the knockouts. Their position was fifth in the points table of IPL 2011.
- 2012: Like all the previous seasons, again the side was unable to qualify for the playoffs. Their performance was quite disappointing in the IPL 2012.
- 2013: Adam Gilchrist left the captaincy of the team and retired. David Miller played a great knock by scoring 101 off just 38 balls.
- 2014: The IPL 2014 season was one of the most successful seasons for the team, as they had played the Final of this season against KKR. Two promising batters, Virendra Sehwag and Glenn Maxwell became part of the side. George Bailey became the new captain of the team.
- 2015: David Miller again became the star player of the team, and played many crucial innings for the team. However, the season was very disappointing for the Punjab as they finished at the bottom of the Points Table.
- 2016: David Miller became the captain of the team and Murali Vijay played the crucial knocks for the team, the team was at the position 8th on the table.
- 2017: Again the team was unsuccessful in getting into the playoffs, Virendra Sehwad became the captain of the team and Glenn Maxwell took responsibility as the captain of the team.
- 2018: Top hitters, Chris Gayle, Yuvraj Singh and KL Rahul joined the side. The season was again very disappointing, the team finished at position 7 on the table.
- 2019: Another depressing year, the team finished sixth in the table.
- 2020: Again the team finished 6th in the table.
- 2021: The name was changed to Punjab Kings.
- 2022: The team finished at 6th in the table, and the disappointment continues.
Punjab Kings Players List 2023
The PK squad 2023 predicted players list for upcoming IPL season are listed below:
|Players Name||Players position||Nationality||Age|
|Shikhar Dhawan (c)||Batter||Indian||37|
|Kagiso Rabada||Bowler||South African||27|
|Atharva Taide||Batting All-rounder||Indian||22|
|Harpreet Singh Bhatia||Batter||Indian||31|
|Sikandar Raza||All-rounder||Pakistani, Zimbabwean||36|
Administration and Support Staff
|Head Coach||Trevor Bayliss|
|Bowling Coach||Damien Wright|
|Batting Coach||Julian Wood|
|Fielding Coach||Prabhakar Bairgond|
|Strength and Conditioning Coach||Adrian Le Roux|
|Team Masseur||Naresh Kumar|
|Team Doctor||Dr. Srinand Srinivas|
PK Fan Base
The Punjab Kings are quite popular among the world. They have almost around 14 million followers on all social media platforms, their Instagram followers are quite good which comprise at least 18% of the total followers. PBKS are the 7th most popular team on Instagram, which is lower than the Chennai Super Kings side. The PBKS has a very decent number of followers on Instagram with more than 2.5 million followers. The PK Twitter followers stand at 2.9 million currently.
The main sponsors of Punjab Kings are Reliance Jio, Dream 11, All Seasons Hand Rub, Lotus Herbals, BKT, and boAt. EbixCash is title sponsor of Punjab Kings
|Principal Partners||Lotus Herbals, Jio, BoAt, BKT, Dream11|
|Official Partners||Hindware Italian, Munch, MyFitness Peanut Butter, Amul Kool, Kotak Mahindra Bank|
PK Team Performance
|Year||Captain||Result||Top Batsman||Runs||Top Bowler||Wickets||Win %|
|2022||Mayank Agarwal||6th||Shikhar Dhawan||460||Kagiso Rabada||23||50.00|
|2021||KL Rahul||6th||KL Rahul||626||Mohammad Shami||19||42.85|
|2020||K.L Rahul||6th||KL Rahul||670||Mohammmad Shami||20||42.86|
|2019||Ravichandran Ashwin||6th||KL Rahul||593||Mohammad Shami||19||42.85|
|2018||Ravichandran Ashwin||7th||KL Rahul||659||Andrew Tye||24||42.85|
|2017||Glenn Maxwell||5th||Hashim Amla||420||Sandeep Sharma||17||50.00|
|2016||David Miller||8th||Murali Vijay||453||Sandeep Sharma||15||28.57|
|2015||George Bailey||8th||David Miller||357||Anureet Singh||15||27.27|
|2014||George Bailey||2nd||Glenn Maxwell||552||Sandeep Sharma||18||70.59|
|2013||Adam Gilchrist||6th||David Miller||418||Azhar Mahmood||15||50.00|
|2012||Adam Gilchrist||6th||Mandeep Singh||432||Parvinder Awana||17||50.00|
|2011||Adam Gilchrist||5th||Shaun Marsh||504||Ryan Harris||16||50.00|
|2010||Kumar Sangakkara||8th||Mahelajayavardene||439||Irfan Pathan||15||28.57|
|2009||Yuvraj Singh||5th||Yuvraj Singh||340||Irfan Pathan||17||50.00|
|2008||Yuvraj Singh||3rd||Shaun Marsh||616||S. Sreesanth||19||66.67|
Punjab Kings Best Players
- K.L Rahul. One of the most promising players of the Punjab Kings team, KL Rahul has the capability to change the phase of the game in a matter of few seconds. His batting skills during power-play help the side in taking a good lead against the other team.
- Shikhar Dhawan. The captain of the side, Shikhar Dhawan has an exceptional skill to make runs in initial overs, he also has the capability to play high sixes and to score runs in the need with calm and composed mindset.
- Arshdeep Singh. The great bowler of the side, Arshdeep Singh is known for his exceptional wicket taking skills, he has a unique ability to take wickets quickly to put extra pressure on the other side.
- Kagiso Rabada. He is a promising fast bowler who has a unique ability to take wickets during power-play with the new ball, he is also known for his bouncer deliveries.
Who is the owner of Punjab Kings?
Punjab Kings cricket ltd is owned by Mohit Burman (46%), Ness Wadia (23%), Preity Zinta (23%), and Karan Paul (8%).
How many times have Punjab Kings won the IPL?
In IPL Punjab Kings never won the championship. Even though the Punjab Kings squad of 2023 has some well-known players, they have been called “underachievers” for their poor performance in the previous IPL matches.
Which players will PBKS retain in 2023?
Here are some Punjab Kings Players Team 2023. (Retained)
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How many times has PBKS qualified for playoffs?
In IPL, PBKS has been a part of the league since it began in 2008, but they have never won the IPL trophy. The Punjab Kings team only made it to the playoffs 2 times.
Who is the captain of the Punjab Kings?
For the IPL 2023 season, Shikhar Dhawan is the captain of the PBKS (Punjab Kings).