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The Punjab Kings also known as PBKS is a cricket team which based in Punjab, who take a part in the Indian Premier League, the franchise was founded in 2008 as Kings XI Punjab but later in 2021 was rebranded as Punjab Kings. Shikhar Dhawan will lead the team in IPL 2023 season. Check out IPL 2023 time table and bet on your favorite team on our website.

The Kings have a strong opening batting lineup. And they did make their middle-order strong this year by adding Moises Henriques into the team for a pretty huge amount.

The team has very strong squad that is why the team has high IPL outright winner odds.

The team’s first game of the season will be April 1. Find out KKR vs PBKS match prediction.


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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
CoachTrevor Bayliss
Prominent PlayersChris Gayle, K.L Rahul, Nicholas Pooram, Mayank Agarwal, Shikhar Dhawan
Brand Ambassador(s)Preity Zinta
JerseyRed with Gold
Theme SongNA
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.
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Punjab Kings History


The inaugural season was a slow start for Punjab Kings.
The team lost their first two matches.
Shaun Marsh won the orange cap and was the best player on the team for this season.
The KXIP squad finished 3rd in the table.


The team started with high hopes to win the trophy this year.
However, the season was nothing but disappointment for the Punjab Kings.
The team finished fifth in the table.


This season was a streak of failures for the team, with six lost matches and a single win.
The PBKS squad finished last in the points table, since this year Kolkata Knight Riders all players squad became the major rivals of PBKS.


The team bought many new players to strengthen themselves.
Michael Bevan became the coach.
The Kings XI Punjab failed to make it to the playoffs and finished 5th in the points table.


The team won only 8 matches in the whole season.
Punjab Kings finished 6th at the table.


David Miller’s batting changed the game for the team.
He smashed 101 off 38 balls, and the team finished 5th in the table.
Adam Gilchrist stepped down from the captaincy and retired. This year Mumbai Indians founded their way to win 5 titles.


Virender Sehwag and Glenn Maxwell joined the team.
George Bailey was appointed as the new captain.
The team started off well with the first five wins.
It was the first time when Punjab Kings qualified for the final but lost the title against Kolkata Knight Riders.
The squad qualified for the CLT-20 but lost the league in the semi-finals stage.


Despite the failure last year, the team was hopeful of marking an impact this year.
But, it was another black season for the team, as they ended up 8th in the table with only 3 wins.
David Miller was the highest scorer on the team.


David Miller was the captain of the team.
The skipper didn’t perform the way he was expected to.
However, Murali Vijay performed great this season.
The team finished 8th in the table.


Glenn Maxwell became the captain of the team.
Virender Sehwag joined the team as the head coach.
Sandeep Sharma became the top wicket-taker of the team.
Despite all efforts, the team failed to enter the playoffs.


Chris Gayle, Yuvraj Singh, and K.L Rahul joined the team.
The season started well with K.L Rahul scoring a 50 off 14 balls without even dropping a sweat.
However, it was another disappointing year for the Kings, and they finished 7th in the table.


The team finished 6th in the table.


The team once again finished 6th in the table.


Kings XI Punjab changed their name to Punjab Kings.
David Malan, Moises Henriques, and others are the new additions to the team. This year PBKS also couldn’t add the IPL final winners list.


The PBKS team failed the qualification in IPL 2022 and finished in the 6th place with 7 wins in 14 matches.

Punjab Kings Players List for IPL 2023

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Shikhar Dhawan (c)Batter37
Shahrukh KhanBatter27
Bhanuka RajapaksaBatter-Wicketkeeper31
Jonny BairstowBatter-Wicketkeeper33
Prabhsimran SinghBatter-Wicketkeeper22
Jitesh SharmaBatter-Wicketkeeper29
Raj BawaAll-rounder20
Rishi DhawanBowler32
Liam LivingstoneAll-rounder29
Kagiso RabadaBowler27
Arshdeep SinghBowler23
Baltej SinghBowler32
Atharva TaideBatting All-rounder22
Rahul ChaharBowler23
Harpreet BrarBowler27
Nathan EllisBowler28
Harpreet Singh BhatiaBatter31
Vidwath KaverappaBowler23
Sam CurranAll-rounder24
Sikandar RazaAll-rounder36
Mohit RatheeAll-rounder23
Shivam SinghAll-rounder26

Administration and Support Staff

CEO: Satish Menon

Head Coach: Trevor Bayliss

Assistant Coach: Jonty Rhodes

Bowling Coach: Damien Wright

Batting Coach: Julian Wood

Fielding Coach: Prabhakar Bairgond

Physiotherapist: Andrew Leipus

Mentor: Swaroop Anant Savanur

Talent Scout: Courtney Walsh

Team Doctor: Dr. Srinand Srinivas

R&D Consultant: Sankar Rajgopal

PBKS Fan Base

Punjab Kings has more than 14 million followers on social media. The team is ranked 5 in the most popular IPL teams ranking. PBKS Instagram followers form about 18 % of PBKS total followers. Punjab Kings team has more than 2,5 million followers on Instagram. PBKS is ranked 7 among the most popular IPL teams on Instagram, lower than CSK ipl team but their fans are really crazy about the team and its success. PBKS represented in Instagram since year 2014. PBKS followers on Twitter form about 2%.

PBKS Official sponsors and partners

EbixCash is the team’s title sponsor and will be seen inscribed at the front of the jersey. While Reliance Jio, Dream 11, All Seasons Hand Rub, Lotus Herbals, BKT, and boAt will continue to be the principal sponsors of the team and this fact makes us believe in the future of the team to win the title and their fans to win some money on IPL 2023 betting game.

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Punjab Kings Team Performance

YearCaptainResultTop BatsmanRunsTop BowlerWicketsWin %
2022Mayank Agarwal6thShikhar Dhawan460Kagiso Rabada2350.00
2021KL Rahul6thKL Rahul626Mohammad Shami1942.85
2020K.L Rahul6thK.L Rahul670Mohammmad Shami2042.86
2019Ravichandran Ashwin6thK.L Rahul593Mohammad Shami1942.85
2018Ravichandran Ashwin7thK.L 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

1. Chris Gayle

Though according to the news, Chris Gayle is not playing in the IPL 2021 anymore, but he has the highest IPL score as an individual player, one cannot ignore his performance for the PBKS team from IPL 2018 to 2020. The year he signed for the Kings XI Punjab, Rahul and Chris’s duo proved a destructive pair of left and right. They didn’t allow any bowler to stand in front of them. And Chris scored an unbeaten century for the team.

2. K.L Rahul

One of the strongest Indian Premier Players, the calm and composed skipper of the team has been with the PBKS squad since 2018. He is proving his skills for the team every time the duty calls him. With Chris Gayle not playing in the IPL anymore, Rahul is the best opening batsman on the team.

3. Dawid Malan

Without a doubt, it’s a fact that Punjab Kings had a weak middle order batting lineup. And they’re now strengthening themselves by adding batsmen like Dawid Malan into the team. IPL 2021 season was debut season for Malan.

4. Nicholas Pooram

This West Indies batsman with a typical West Indies passion and flair is an excellent finisher. He has this serious temperament of a player and dedication.

And if there’s a failure at the beginning of the match, Pooram can change the game at the last overs with his strong will to hit the ball where and when he wants. He’s also been compared to Brian Lara and is undoubtedly the future of cricket, unfortunately such a talented player went to SRH players squad.

5. Moises Henriques

Punjab Kings bought Moises Henriques for IPL 2021 season for 4.2 crores to strengthen their middle order. He played an excellent season for the Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2016, and now eyes are on him to show his weapons for the Kings.

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Punjab Kings PBKS FAQs

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    Who is the captain of Punjab Kings?

    Shikhar Dhawan was appointed as the team captain in IPL 2023, and he is the captain to date.

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    Who is the owner of Kings XI Punjab?

    This Mohali-based franchise is owned by a number of people, including Preity Zinta, Ness Wadia, Mohit Burman, and Karan Paul. 

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    Why was KXIP changed to PBKS?

    The name Kings XI Punjab was changed to Punjab Kings on 17 February 2021. And the team’s owner Ness Wadia explained the idea behind it. According to him, they wanted to change the name so they could symbolize a vibrant and fresh start for the team.