Punjab Kings is a team with a lot of history behind it. Starting as Kings XI Punjab in the inaugural edition of the Indian Premier League, the team has seen multiple world-class players leading the side. From Yuvraj Singh, George Bailey, Ravichandran Ashwin, and KL Rahul to Shikhar Dhawan, they have seen it all in terms of leadership.
For a side that entered the semifinals in the very first edition of the tournament, not winning a championship yet is a long-standing curse. A major issue with the side might be the over-shuffling of the team unit whenever they see a start of failure. When other teams have opted to maintain a core unit, the Punjab Kings have managed to keep refreshing their lineups every season.
However, they have got the experience, and one can expect their days are almost there to be occupied.
This article will see the top ten batters who have scored the most runs against Punjab Kings in IPL since the beginning of the tournament.
Most Runs vs Punjab Kings in IPL
|PLAYER||INNS||RUNS||AVERAGE||STRIKE RATE||HIGH SCORE||NOT OUTS||100s/50s|
|Faf du Plessis||15||796||61.23||146.32||96||2||0/9|
|AB de Villiers||23||736||43.29||155.6||89*||6||0/7|
David Warner, in 2021 became the first player to score more than 1000 runs against Punjab Kings in IPL. While doing so, the Australian opener also became the first player to score 1000+ runs against two IPL sides.
Chris Gayle, who played briefly for the Punjab side during the end of his career, is the only batter to score two centuries against the Punjab-based franchise. However, Warner tops the count of 50+ scores against them.
Among the players with more than 300 runs against PBKS, the current RCB captain, Faf du Plessis, has been the most consistent batter, with an average of around 60. Faf is also among the top 10 batters against them.
Meanwhile, the West Indian duo – Chris Gayle and Andre Russell have the best strike rate against the Punjab bowlers in the tournament. Russell has scored 350+ runs, averaging around 40, with a massive strike rate of 200+ versus PBKS.
RR captain, Sanju Samson’s knock of 63-balls 119 in an unsuccessful chase in Wankhede in 2021 is the highest individual score against PBKS in IPL history. Check here for the top ten highest scores in IPL ever.
Coming to the list of boundary hitters against PBKS, it is almost impossible for anyone to reach the Gaylestorm’s sixes count of 61, whereas Warner and the current PBKS captain, Shikhar Dhawan, have hit 100+ fours against them.
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