Punjab Kings

The Punjab Kings started their Indian Premier Campaign in the year 2008, the team franchise was Kings XI Punjab from 2008 to 2020, In the year 2021 the name of Kings XI Punjab was changed to Punjab Kings. The squad of the Punjab Kings contains so many versatile players and hence the side has the capability to perform exceptionally in the tournament. They were successful in getting into the final of the IPL 2014 but got defeated at the hands of KKR in the final. The team is owned by Mohit Burman, Ness Wadia, Karan Paul and a well-known actress Preity Zinta. The Punjab Kings are quite popular and stand on third position in the list of most popular teams.

The Punjab Kings are a great team to watch during the IPL.

Punjab Kings – Team Profile

Full namePunjab Kings
Founded in year2008
Home groundPCA Stadium, Mohali
Team ownersMohit Burman (46%), Ness Wadia (23%), Preity Zinta (23%), Karan Paul (8%)
CaptainShikhar Dhawan
Vice-сaptain N/A
CoachTrevor Bayliss
Prominent players Chris Gayle, K.L Rahul, Nicholas Pooram, Mayank Agarwal, Shikhar Dhawan
JerseyRed with Gold
Theme songN/A
Major rivalsChennai Super Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians, Sunrisers Hyderabad
LogoA 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.

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Punjab Kings Players List 2023

The PK squad 2023 predicted players list for upcoming IPL season are listed below:

Players NamePlayers positionNationalityAge
Shikhar Dhawan (c)BatterIndian37
Shahrukh KhanBatterIndian27
Bhanuka RajapaksaBatter-WicketkeeperSri-Lankan31
Jonny BairstowBatter-WicketkeeperEnglish33
Prabhsimran SinghBatter-WicketkeeperIndian22
Jitesh SharmaBatter-WicketkeeperIndian29
Raj BawaAll-rounderIndian20
Rishi DhawanBowlerIndian32
Liam LivingstoneAll-rounderEnglish29
Kagiso RabadaBowlerSouth African27
Arshdeep SinghBowlerIndian23
Baltej SinghBowlerIndian 32
Atharva TaideBatting All-rounderIndian22
Rahul ChaharBowlerIndian23
Harpreet BrarBowlerIndian27
Nathan EllisBowlerAustralian28
Harpreet Singh BhatiaBatterIndian31
Vidwath KaverappaBowlerIndian23
Sam CurranAll-rounderEnglish24
Sikandar RazaAll-rounderPakistani, Zimbabwean36
Mohit RatheeAll-rounderIndian 23
Shivam SinghAll-rounderIndian 26

Administration and Support Staff

CEOSatish Menon
Head CoachTrevor Bayliss
Bowling CoachDamien Wright
Batting CoachJulian Wood
Fielding CoachPrabhakar Bairgond
PhysiotherapistAndrew Leipus
Strength and Conditioning CoachAdrian Le Roux
Team MasseurNaresh Kumar
Team DoctorDr. 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.

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PK Sponsors

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

Title SponsorEbixCash
Principal PartnersLotus Herbals, Jio, BoAt, BKT, Dream11
Official PartnersHindware Italian, Munch, MyFitness Peanut Butter, Amul Kool, Kotak Mahindra Bank

PK Team Performance

YearCaptainResultTop BatsmanRunsTop BowlerWicketsWin %
2022Mayank Agarwal6thShikhar Dhawan460Kagiso Rabada2350.00
2021KL Rahul6thKL Rahul626Mohammad Shami1942.85
2020K.L Rahul6thKL Rahul670Mohammmad Shami2042.86
2019Ravichandran Ashwin6thKL Rahul593Mohammad Shami1942.85
2018Ravichandran Ashwin7thKL Rahul659Andrew Tye2442.85
2017Glenn Maxwell5thHashim Amla420Sandeep Sharma1750.00
2016David Miller8thMurali Vijay453Sandeep Sharma1528.57
2015George Bailey8thDavid Miller357Anureet Singh1527.27
2014George Bailey2ndGlenn Maxwell552Sandeep Sharma1870.59
2013Adam Gilchrist6thDavid Miller418Azhar Mahmood1550.00
2012Adam Gilchrist6thMandeep Singh432Parvinder Awana1750.00
2011Adam Gilchrist5thShaun Marsh504Ryan Harris1650.00
2010Kumar Sangakkara8thMahelajayavardene439Irfan Pathan1528.57
2009Yuvraj Singh5thYuvraj Singh340Irfan Pathan1750.00
2008Yuvraj Singh3rdShaun Marsh616S. Sreesanth1966.67

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.

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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)

Bhanuka Rajapaksa
Shikhar Dhawan
Jitesh Sharma
Jonny Bairstow
Prabhsimran Singh
Harpreet Brar
Liam Livingstone
Rishi Dhawan
Arshdeep Singh
Kagiso Rabada
Nathan Ellis
Rahul Chahar
Shahrukh Khan
Atharva Taide
Raj Angad Bawa
Baltej Dhanda

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).

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