Punjab


KXIP Bio

Jointly owned by Bollywood actress Preity Zinta, Karan Paul (Apeejay Surendera Group) and Mohit Burman, the Punjab had a fabulous first season, where they finished second on the points table with the help of Shaun Marsh who was a one-man army for his team. Unfortunately for the franchise, the team failed to live up to its standards in the next two editions. However, in 2011, with senior Australian player Adam Gilchrist leading from the front, the team fought its way back into the competition but still struggled to make it to the play-offs.

The 2012 auctions, though, saw the franchise making a few changes in their squad for the fifth season. Former Pakistani cricketer Azhar Mahmood (now with an English citizenship), Ramesh Powar and James Faulkner were bought by Punjab, while Dinesh Karthik was transferred to the Mumbai camp in exchange of Rajagopal Sathish. Punjab had a quiet first half but bounced back dangerously in the second, only to disappear in thin air when it mattered. They had to be content with a 6th place finish in the end.
 

KXIP Records

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Win percentage against other teams
Team Played Won Lost Tie NR Win %
Chennai 13 4 8 1 0 31
 
Hyderabad 10 7 3 0 0 70
 
Delhi 12 7 5 0 0 58
 
Kochi 1 1 0 0 0 100
 
Kolkata 11 5 6 0 0 45
 
Mumbai 12 7 5 0 0 58
 
Pune 6 3 3 0 0 50
 
Rajasthan 11 3 8 0 0 27
 
Bangalore 12 7 5 0 0 58
 
Hyderabad 2 0 2 0 0 0
  • Highest Individual Score:
    Paul Valthaty - 120 runs
  • Best Bowling:
  • Prolific Batsman:
    Shaun Marsh. Total: 1903 runs in 50 matches with a batting average of 44.25
  • Prolific Bowler:
    Piyush Chawla. Total: 84 wickets in 87 matches with an average economy of 7.52
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