PBKS vs KKR Head To Head Records In IPL History

Both teams have faced each other on 27 occasions, and KKR has won 18 of those, with Punjab Kings only Nine.
PBKS vs KKR

Both teams have faced each other on 27 occasions, and KKR has won 18 of those, with Punjab Kings only Nine.

Today is the faceoff between KKR and Punjab Kings as we step into the 21st match of the ongoing IPL Tournament.

It is also the sixth match in the fixture as all teams have played five each.

IPL fans who thirsted for a super over would have enjoyed it thoroughly last night as DC and SRH battled it till the final delivery, with DC winning by a nose. CSK has fought against the odds and is back to its winning ways, and is placed at number one.

It is a game of glorious uncertainties for KKR can rewind its way to the top of the table even though it is embarrassingly placed at the bottom. Punjab Kings would also love to get ahead of MI and enter the top four.

After five outings this year, Punjab Kings are placed fifth and KKR eighth.

Kheltalk.com analyses both strengths and weaknesses of these two franchises today.

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR):

A Strong team on paper but fails to convert themselves. Any cricket fan would say this about KKR. Having been champions twice in the past, the Kolkata team could not convert possible and easy victories.

 Instead, they have found their middle-order sink into the depths of the ocean. The same can be said about the upper order that has collapsed in a heap within the sixth over. This is the truth behind KKR’s woeful performances. Apart from one match which they won, they have not jelled as a batting unit.

The bowling department has performed more admirably in restricting scores of the opposition.

Morgan, the captain, is yet to display his brilliance in both batting and captaining. With Russell, Dinesh Karthik, and Cummins coming into batting form, Morgan needs to coordinate better. They won one and lost one against each other in the UAE last year.

Punjab Kings (PBKS):

PBKS vs KKR
Source- BCCI/IPLT20

Punjab Kings are a mixed bag. They believed that they have the best combination ever, but their start and stops have been worrying the fans. KL Rahul is reaping runs with his batting along with Mayank Agarwal. Hooda came in with lots of promise but has not been consistent.

PBKS have won convincingly against MI three days back and would expect to take that form into today’s match.

Their other delight is the advent of Sharook Khan. Who has been the mainstay in the middle order?

On paper, PBKS is also a strong team with the likes of Chris Gayle and Nicholas Pooran, who can tear the ball’s leather on their day. 

Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, and Hooda kept the Mumbai batters at bay with their clever bowling and are expected to do the same today.

Head to Head IPL 2021 Record of KKR Vs. PBKS.

DateWinnerWon by Venue
26-Oct-2020 Punjab Kings 8 Wickets Sharjah 
10-Oct-2020 Kolkata Knight Riders 2 Runs Abu Dhabi 
3-May-2019 Kolkata Knight Riders 7 Wickets Mohali 
27-Mar-2019 Kolkata Knight Riders 28 Runs Kolkata 
12-May-2018 Kolkata Knight Riders 31 Runs Indore 
21-Apr-2018 Punjab Kings 9 Wickets Kolkata 
9-May-2017 Punjab Kings 14 Runs Mohali 
13-Apr-2017 Kolkata Knight Riders 8 Wickets Kolkata 
4-May-2016 Kolkata Knight Riders 7 Runs Kolkata 
19-Apr-2016 Kolkata Knight Riders 6 Wickets Mohali 
9-May-2015 Kolkata Knight Riders 1 Wicket Kolkata 
18-Apr-2015 Kolkata Knight Riders 4 Wickets Pune 
1-Jun-2014 Kolkata Knight Riders 3 Wickets Bangalore 
28-May-2014 Kolkata Knight Riders 28 Runs Kolkata 
11-May-2014 Kolkata Knight Riders 9 Wickets Cuttack 
26-Apr-2014 Punjab Kings 23 Runs Abu Dhabi 
26-Apr-2013 Kolkata Knight Riders 6 Wickets Kolkata 
16-Apr-2013 Punjab Kings 4 Runs Mohali 
18-Apr-2012 Kolkata Knight Riders 8 Wickets Mohali 
15-Apr-2012 Punjab Kings 2 Runs Kolkata 
30-Apr-2011 Kolkata Knight Riders 8 Wickets Kolkata 
4-Apr-2010 Punjab Kings 8 Wickets Kolkata 
27-Mar-2010 Kolkata Knight Riders 39 Runs Mohali 
3-May-2009 Punjab Kings 6 Wickets Port Elizabeth 
21-Apr-2009 Kolkata Knight Riders 11 Runs Durban 
25-May-2008 Kolkata Knight Riders 3 Wickets Kolkata 
3-May-2008 Punjab Kings 9 Runs Mohali 

Top Batsman with Most Runs in KKR vs. PBKS matches.

In the past encounters between both teams, Gautam Gambir has emerged tops in the batting department. He amassed 492 runs. Robin Uthappa was not far behind with 438 runs. Saha, the Wicket-keeper batsman for PBKS, topped his team at 332.

All three performers have either retired or playing in a different franchise now.

Top Bowler with Most Wickets overall games between KKR and PBKS

The Mystery bowler Sunil Narine who has been with KKR since inception has scalped most PBKS wickets. He took 28. Umesh Yadav and Piyush Chawla also played for KKR and took 14 wickets each.

Jasvinder Singh
I am Jasvinder Singh, a content specialist editor at Kheltalk, who is a sports enthusiast. I try to cover every cricket game being played on the planet. For me, sports is not limited to just writing but also playing it on the field as well.
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