The Indian Premier League’s franchise cricket team, the Punjab Kings (PBKS), is situated in Mohali, Punjab (IPL). Mohit Burman, Ness Wadia, Preity Zinta, and Karan Paul are the franchise’s co-owners. It was founded in 2008 under the name Kings XI Punjab (KXIP). The PCA Stadium in Mohali is where the squad plays its home games. Since 2010, they have also played a few of their home matches at Indore or Dharamsala. The squad has only made one additional playoff appearance in 13 seasons, in 2014, when they finished runners-up and atop the league standings.
The Punjab Kings participated in the finals of the now-defunct Champions League Twenty20 in 2014 as the Kings XI Punjab. In February 2021, the team’s name was changed to Punjab Kings. Punjab Kings placed the biggest bid for a player in IPL history during the mini-auction on December 23, 2022, spending an astounding Rs 18.50 crores for Sam Curran.
|Home Ground||PCA Stadium|
|Team Owner||Preity Zinta|
Prior to the 2021 Indian Premier League, Kings XI Punjab was renamed Punjab Kings on February 17, 2021. After 13 seasons of the IPL, Ness Wadia stated that the franchise name needed to be changed in order to “relook at things” and rebrand. He bemoaned the franchise’s “inability to win a title” and predicted that with a name change, they would “start afresh.” He continued by saying that COVID-19 had only postponed the announcement of the name change, which had been scheduled for two years.
Since the 2018 season, the eight IPL teams have all been sponsored by the Mumbai-based Indian telecom company. Jio served as the primary back-of-shirt sponsor for the PBKS during the 2018 season, as well as the team’s chest and sleeve sponsors for the 2019 and 2020 seasons.
The Mumbai-based Indian fantasy sports platform is not only an Official Partner of the IPL but also the Designated Fantasy Sports Partner of seven of the participating teams, with the exception of the Kolkata Knight Riders, Royal Challengers Bangalore, and Lucknow Super Giants. For IPL 2022, Dream11 is also a PBKS sleeve sponsor.
BoAt produces and sells cables, adapters, and audio devices. The firm was named the official wearables partner of the PBKS for IPL 2022 in March 2022, in advance of the tournament.
The hand sanitizer All Seasons Hand Rub is produced by the upscale whisky company All Seasons. Prior to the IPL 2021 season, it became the Official Safety Partner for the Punjab Kings. Currently, it serves as a sleeve sponsor for the team’s game-day jersey.
Prior to the 2021 IPL, the New Delhi-based natural cosmetics company became a Principal Sponsor of the Punjab Kings. It presently acts as the matchday uniform’s chest sponsor.
|Arshdeep Singh||Bowler||4 Crore|
|Shikhar Dhawan||Batsman||8.25 crore|
|Kagiso Rabada||Bowler||9.25 crore|
|Jonny Bairstow||Batsman/Wicket-keeper||6.75 crore|
|Shahrukh Khan||All-Rounder||9 crore|
|Harpreet Brar||Batsman||3.8 crore|
|Prabhsimran Singh||Batsman/Wicket-keeper||60 lakh|
|Jitesh Sharma||Batsman/Wicket-keeper||20 lakh|
|Rahul Chahar||Bowler||5.25 crore|
|Liam Livingstone||All-Rounder||11.5 crore|
|Raj Bawa||Batsman||2 crore|
|Rishi Dhawan||All-Rounder||55 lakh|
|Baltej Dhanda||All-Rounder||20 lakh|
|Nathan Ellis||Bowler||75 lakh|
|Atharva Taide||All-Rounder||20 lakh|
|Bhanuka Rajapaksa||Batsman||50 lakh|
|Sam Curran||All-Rounder||18.5 crore|
|Sikandar Raza||All-Rounder||50 lakh|
|Harpreet Bhatia||Batsman||40 lakh|
|Vidwath Kaverappa||Bowler||20 lakh|
|Mohit Rathe||All-Rounder||20 lakh|
|Shivam Singh||All-Rounder||20 lakh|
Shikhar Dhawan (c),
Sam Curran (INR 18.50 crore),
Sikandar Raza (INR 50 lakh),
Harpreet Bhatia (INR 40 lakh),
Vidwath Kaverappa (INR 20 lakh),
Mohit Rathee (INR 20 lakh),
Shivam Singh (INR 20 lakh).
|Year||Wins||Losses||No result||Total||% win|
|Year||League table standing||Final standing|
|2008||2nd out of 8||Semi-finalists|
|2009||5th out of 8||League stage|
|2010||8th out of 8||League stage|
|2011||5th out of 10||League stage|
|2012||6th out of 9||League stage|
|2013||6th out of 9||League stage|
|2014||1st out of 8||Runners-up|
|2015||8th out of 8||League stage|
|2016||8th out of 8||League stage|
|2017||5th out of 8||League stage|
|2018||7th out of 8||League stage|
|2019||6th out of 8||League stage|
|2020||6th out of 8||League stage|
|2021||6th out of 8||League stage|
|2022||6th out of 10||League stage|
George Bailey, Australia’s T20I captain, was in charge of the group for the sixth time. Other purchases included players like Mitchell Johnson, Glenn Maxwell, and Virender Sehwag. Kings XI Punjab won their first five games in the tournament, which were played outside of India in the UAE owing to the general elections. Glenn Maxwell stood out as the star performer thanks to his unconventional and powerful hitting, scoring 95, 89, and 95 runs in his first three innings with a strike rate of over 200. South African David Miller also contributed significantly, giving the team an unbeatable appearance.
The middle-order batting was made simple by the several innings from experienced Indian batsman Virender Sehwag and rising star Manan Vohra, which helped the squad reach the playoffs. KXIP advanced to the final because of Virender Sehwag’s 122-run performance against the Chennai Super Kings in the semifinal. Due to Wriddhiman Saha’s 115, they were able to bat first against the Kolkata Knight Riders and set a respectable goal of 199. Nevertheless, Manish Pandey’s 94 off 50 balls and the strong strike rates of his teammates, especially Piyush Chawla’s 13 off 5 balls, allowed KKR to win the match by three wickets in the last over.
Only three teams—Delhi Capitals, Punjab Kings, and Royal Challengers Bangalore—have failed to win the championship despite participating in each of the previous 14 seasons.
No, KingsXI Punjab Hasn’t Won Any IPL Trophy
Kagiso Rabada is one of the best bowlers in the Punjab Kings Team.