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Introduction

In the Indian Premier League, Punjab Kings is a professional cricket team. (IPL). The franchise is based in Mohali, Punjab, and represents the state in the popular T20 league. The team was originally known as Kings XI Punjab but was rebranded as Punjab Kings ahead of the 2021 season. The Mohit Burman, Ness Wadia, Preity Zinta, and Karan Paul consortium owns the team. Over the years, the team has featured a number of well-known players, including Yuvraj Singh, Virender Sehwag, Chris Gayle, and KL Rahul. Punjab Kings have made it to the IPL playoffs twice, in 2008 and 2014, but are yet to win the coveted title.

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History

When the IPL was established in 2008, the club was one of the initial eight franchises. The Punjab Kings are a cricket team owned by a group that includes Mohit Burman, Ness Wadia, Preity Zinta, and Karan Paul. Famous players who have played for Punjab Kings over the years include Yuvraj Singh, Virender Sehwag, Chris Gayle, and KL Rahul. The team has struggled to capture the IPL championship despite having a talented roster, only reaching the playoffs twice in their existence, in 2008 and 2014. In 2021, the team changed its name to Punjab Kings in the aspirations of a new beginning and better fortunes in the future.

Home Ground

A cricket field called the Inderjit Singh Bindra Stadium is situated in Mohali, Punjab. The Mohali Stadium is the common name for it. The Punjab squad plays at the Geetanshu Kalra-built stadium.  

Logo and Theme 

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A lion's face appears in the Punjab Kings logo, which stands for power, bravery, and authority. The main colours of the team's uniform, red and gold, are used to depict the lion. The lion's mane is designed to mimic a crown, representing the team's desire to win championships.

 The team's slogan is "Sadda Punjab," which means "Our Punjab" in English. The theme pays homage to the team's Punjabi background, a region renowned for its rich historical and cultural legacy. The team's supporters, who are dispersed throughout India and the rest of the world, are meant to feel a sense of pride and belonging as a result of the theme. "Punjab da Sher," the team's anthem, further emphasises the team's ties to its native state and its fierce competitive spirit. 

Team  

Name

Nationality

Batting style

Bowling style

Year signed

Shikhar Dhawan

India

Left-handed

Right-arm off break

2022

Matthew Short

Australia

Right-handed

Right-arm off spin

2023

Harpreet Singh Bhatia

India

Left-handed

Right-arm medium

2023

Shivam Singh

India

Right-handed

Right-arm Off spin

2023

Atharva Taide

India

Left-handed

Slow left arm orthodox

2022

Jonny Bairstow

England

Right-handed

Right-arm off spin

2022

Bhanuka Rajapaksa

Sri Lanka

Left-handed

Right-arm medium

2022

Jitesh Sharma

India

Right-handed

-

2022

Prabhsimran Singh

India

Right-handed

-

2022

Sikandar Raza

Zimbabwe

Right-handed

Right-arm Off spin

2022

Rishi Dhawan

India

Right-handed

Right-arm Fast medium

2022

Baltej Singh

India

Right-handed

Right-arm medium

2022

Liam Livingstone

England

Right-handed

Right-arm leg break

2022

Shahrukh Khan

India

Right-handed

Off break

2022

Harpreet Brar

India

Left-handed

Slow left-arm orthodox

2022

Sam Curran

England

Left-handed

Left-arm Fast medium

2023

Mohit Rathee

India

Right-handed

Right-arm Leg spin

2023

Raj Bawa

India

Left-handed

Right-arm Fast medium

2022

Nathan Ellis

Australia

Right-handed

Right-arm fast medium

2022

Kagiso Rabada

South Africa

Left-handed

Right-arm fast

2022

Arshdeep Singh

India

Left-handed

Left-arm medium-fast

2019

Vidwath Kaverappa

India

Right-handed

Right-arm medium-fast

2023

Rahul Chahar

India

Right-handed

Right-arm leg break

2022

 

Players

Shikhar Dhawan

Indian Cricketer Shikhar Dhawan has played for his country in all forms of the game. He is an opening batsman who bowls with his left hand and is well known for his aggressive stroke play. He has consistently performed well in the Indian Premier League. (IPL).

Dhawan has participated in the Indian Premier League (IPL) for a number of different teams over the years, including Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals), Mumbai Indians, Deccan Chargers (now defunct), Sunrisers Hyderabad, Delhi Capitals, and most recently Punjab Kings. 

Sam Curran

English Cricketer Sam Curran is renowned for his all-around skills. He is a left-handed batsman and a left-arm medium-fast bowler who has contributed significantly to the Indian Premier League sides he has played for. (IPL). 

For Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings), Curran made his IPL debut in 2019. He had an instant effect, scoring three goals against Delhi Capitals in just his second game. In nine matches that season, he went on to make 95 runs and take 10 wickets. He maintained his excellent form throughout the 2020 IPL season, contributing 186 runs and 13 wickets in 14 games for the Chennai Super Kings.

Rahul Chahar

Indian Cricketer Rahul Chahar competes in the Indian Premier League as a right-arm leg spinner. (IPL). He will be Playing for Punjab Kings in the IPL 2023 and has established himself as one of the league's most potential young spinners.

2018 saw Chahar make his IPL debut, and he got off to a strong start by getting two wickets in his first game. He was instrumental in helping Mumbai Indians capture the IPL 2019 title by taking 13 wickets in 13 games at an average of 23.69. He amassed 15 wickets in 15 matches during the 2020 IPL season and contributed significantly to Mumbai Indians' successful championship defense.

Controversy

IPL expulsion followed by a comeback

The Indian Premier League stated on October 10, 2010, that it had terminated the franchise contracts of Kings XI Punjab and the Rajasthan Royals in response to the controversy surrounding the BCCI and Lalit Modi in 2010. To stay in the Indian Premier League, the clubs said they would file lawsuits. The team initially attempted to work out a compromise with the league, but when they were unable to do so, they made the decision to file a lawsuit in Mumbai High Court, claiming that the IPL intentionally got rid of the two teams in order to award the 2012 IPL season's contract to a more lucrative bidder.The High Court was involved in the reinstatement of Kings XI Punjab.

Ravicandran and Rajasthan Royals

While backing up at the non-striker's end during the 2019 IPL season, Punjab Kings captain Ravichandran Ashwin ran out Rajasthan Royals batsman Jos Buttler, which is strictly legal but divisive in the cricketing community. The incident prompted a contentious discussion about the rules of the game and resulted in Ashwin's actions being criticized. There have been rumors of conflict between Punjab Kings head coach Anil Kumble and skipper KL Rahul during the 2020 IPL season. The team's administration, however, denies

Interesting Facts

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Conclusion

Since its founding in 2008, the Punjab Kings IPL squad has advanced significantly. The club is one of the most well-liked franchises in the league thanks to a strong group of talented players, a dedicated fan base, and a long heritage in the IPL.

Punjab Kings has had a number of well-known players among its ranks over the years, and it has also created some memorable performances. After changing its name to Punjab Kings in 2020, the team gained a new identity and newfound vigor, and it is anticipated that it will fight fiercely in the upcoming IPL seasons.

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