KKR vs Punjab Head to Head: The Indian Premier League (IPL) is one of the most popular Twenty20 cricket leagues in the world. Since its inception in 2008, the IPL has seen some intense battles between teams. One of the most exciting rivalries in the IPL is between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), now known as Punjab Kings.
KKR vs Punjab Head to Head
KKR and Punjab Kings have faced each other a total of 27 times in the IPL. The head-to-head record between the two teams is quite evenly balanced, with KKR having a slight edge over Punjab Kings. In this article, we will take a look at the head-to-head record between KKR and Punjab Kings, along with some interesting facts and figures.
|Team||Matches||KKR Won||Punjab Kings Won||No Result|
As we can see from the table above, KKR has won 18 out of the 27 matches played between the two teams, while Punjab Kings has won 9 matches. There have been no ties or abandoned matches between the two teams.
KKR vs PBKS Head-to-Head Record:
Here is a table showing the head-to-head record between Kolkata Knight Riders and Punjab Kings in the IPL:
|2009||Cape Town||KKR||27 runs|
|2014||Abu Dhabi||KKR||9 runs|
|2020||Abu Dhabi||KKR||2 runs|
In the 28 matches played between these two teams, Kolkata Knight Riders have won 18 matches, while Punjab Kings have won 10 matches.
Interesting Facts and Figures:
- The first match between KKR and Punjab Kings took place on April 21, 2008, in Mohali. KKR won that match by 3 wickets.
- The highest total by KKR against Punjab Kings is 245/6, which they scored in the 2018 season. KKR won that match by a huge margin of 31 runs.
- The highest total by Punjab Kings against KKR is 221/6, which they scored in the 2020 season. KXIP won that match by 8 wickets.
- The highest individual score in matches between KKR and Punjab Kings is 158* by Brendon McCullum for KKR in the inaugural match of the IPL in 2008.
- The best bowling figures in matches between KKR and Punjab Kings are 5/19 by Sunil Narine for KKR in the 2012 season.
- KKR and Punjab Kings have faced each other twice in the IPL playoffs, with each team winning one match. KKR defeated Punjab Kings in the semifinals of the 2014 season, while Punjab Kings defeated KKR in the eliminator of the 2020 season.