Kolkata Knight Riders are considered as one of the top-tier teams in the Indian Premier League. The Knight Riders hold a rich history for their accomplishments in the tournament. They made it to the playoffs six times in their history. Although they struggled in the first three seasons for missing out on the playoffs, they reached the first playoffs in the IPL 2011 edition.
In the subsequent season, they made it all the way to the finals of the competition and got the better of Chennai Super Kings to win their maiden IPL title. In the 2014 edition, they reached the second IPL final and defeated Kings XI Punjab (Punjab Kings) to win their second IPL title. On the other hand, they made it to the playoffs in three consecutive seasons (2016, 2017 and 2018).
They finished the IPL 2021 season as the runners-up as they lost to Chennai Super Kings in the final. On the contrary, Punjab Kings literally struggled to make an impact on a longer term in the history of the Indian Premier League. The fact that they made it to the playoffs only twice in history goes to show that they haven’t been operating as a collective force.
They have been performing well in fragments but not quite living up to their reputation. Punjab Kings made it to the playoffs in the IPL 2008 edition. Punjab Kings reached their first-ever IPL final in the 2014 edition but surrendered at the hands of Kolkata Knight Riders in the intriguing encounter. Since the IPL 2014 edition, the Mohali-based franchise didn’t qualify for the playoffs.
KKR vs PBKS Head to Head Stats
|Played||Won by KKR||Won by PBKS||Tie||No Result|
Kolkata Knight Riders and Punjab Kings have locked horns with each other 30 times in the history of the Indian Premier League. The two-time IPL champions dominated Punjab Kings in most of the encounters in the IPL.
Kolkata Knight Riders have won 20 games whereas Punjab Kings have won 11 games. Punjab Kings won the most recent encounter against Kolkata Knight Riders by seven runs based on the DLS Method in Mohali.
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KKR vs PBKS: All-Season Stat
|1-Apr-2023||Punjab Kings||7 Runs (DLS Method)||Mohali|
|1-Apr-2022||Kolkata Knight Riders||6 Wickets||Mumbai|
|1-Oct-2021||Punjab Kings||5 Wickets||Dubai|
|26-Apr-2021||Kolkata Knight Riders||5 Wickets||Ahmedabad|
|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|
|3-May-2016||Kolkata Knight Riders||7 Runs||Kolkata|
|18-Apr-2016||Kolkata Knight Riders||6 Wickets||Mohali|
|8-May-2015||Kolkata Knight Riders||1 Wicket||Kolkata|
|17-Apr-2015||Kolkata Knight Riders||4 Wickets||Pune|
|31-May-2014||Kolkata Knight Riders||3 Wickets||Bangalore|
|29-May-2014||Kolkata Knight Riders||28 Runs||Kolkata|
|10-May-2014||Kolkata Knight Riders||9 Wickets||Cuttack|
|25-Apr-2014||Punjab Kings||23 Runs||Abu Dhabi|
|25-Apr-2013||Kolkata Knight Riders||6 Wickets||Kolkata|
|15-Apr-2013||Punjab Kings||4 Runs||Mohali|
|17-Apr-2012||Kolkata Knight Riders||8 Wickets||Mohali|
|14-Apr-2012||Punjab Kings||2 Runs||Kolkata|
|29-Apr-2011||Kolkata Knight Riders||8 Wickets||Kolkata|
|3-Apr-2010||Punjab Kings||8 Wickets||Kolkata|
|26-Mar-2010||Kolkata Knight Riders||39 Runs||Mohali|
|2-May-2009||Punjab Kings||6 Wickets||Port Elizabeth|
|20-Apr-2009||Kolkata Knight Riders||11 Runs||Durban|
|24-May-2008||Kolkata Knight Riders||3 Wickets||Kolkata|
|2-May-2008||Punjab Kings||9 Runs||Mohali|
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