Punjab Kings, earlier known as Kings XI Punjab, is one of the franchises of IPL based in Mohali, Punjab. The team was established in 2008 as Kings XI Punjab and bought by Mohit Burman, Ness Wadia, Preity Zinta and Karan Paul.

During the bidding of the team, Punjab Kings were bought by the Dabur group’s Mohit Burman (46%), the Wadia group’s Ness Wadia (23%), Preity Zinta (23%), and Saptarshi Dey of the Dey & Dey Group (minor stake). All the teams paid a total $76 million to buy the club. 

However, in 2010 IPL terminated the contract of Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals after a controversy between Lalit Modi and BBCI. But KXIP took legal action against BCCI to remain in IPL and tried negotiating with the IPL’s owner; when things couldn’t work out, KXIP filed a case in Mumbai high court accusing IPL of terminating their contracts deliberately. Subsequently, they won the case, and in 2012 the Kings XI Punjab were renamed to Punjab Kings.  

Punjab Kings plays their home games at PCA Stadium, Mohali, although after 2010, they started playing at many of their grounds Dharamsala and Indore. In 2014 the Kings XI Punjab topped the group table but lost the final, and since they have made only one other plays-off in 13 seasons. 

Punjab Kings IPL 2022 auction

Punjab Kings did a decent job in the auction, having 72 crores of budget. They had the highest salary cap available among all the teams. The team only retained two players Mayank Agarwal for 12 crores and Arshdeep Singh for 4 crores, spending 18 crores on them.

The overall team bought 23 players during the auction; some of the key players among them were Kagiso Rabada, Shikar Dhawan, Jonny Bairstow, Sharukh Khan and Liam Livingstone. Out of these, Kagiso Rabada was their top deal in the IPL auction at 9.25 crores. 

Punjab Kings IPL 2022 schedule

Date MatchTimeVenue 
March 27Punjab Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore7:30 PMDY Patil Stadium Mumbai
April 1Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings7:30 PMWankhede Stadium, Mumbai
April 3:Chennai Super Kings vs Punjab Kings7:30 PMBrabourne
April 8Punjab Kings vs Gujarat Titans7:30 PM Brabourne
April 13Mumbai Indians vs Punjab Kings 7:30 PMMCA Stadium
April 17Punjab Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad3:30 PMDY Patil Stadium
April 20Delhi Capitals vs Punjab Kings7:30 PMMCA Stadium
April 25Punjab Kings vs Chennai Super Kings 7:30 PMWankhede Stadium
April 29Punjab Kings vs Lucknow Super Giants7:30 PMMCA Stadium
May 3Gujarat Titans vs Punjab Kings7:30 PMDY Patil Stadium
May 7Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals3:30 PMWankhede Stadium
May 13Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Punjab Kings7:30 PM DY Patil Stadium
May 16Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals7:30 PMDY Patil Stadium
May 22Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Punjab Kings7:30 PMWankhede Stadium

Punjab Kings IPL 2022 squad

Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal, Arshdeep Singh, Kagiso Rabada, Jonny Bairstow, Rahul Chahar, Harpreet Brar, Shahrukh Khan, Prabhsimran Singh, Jitesh Sharma, Ishan Porel, Liam Livingstone, Odeon Smith, Sandeep Sharma, Raj Angad Bawa, Rishi Dhawan, Prerak Mankad, Vaibhav Arora, Writtick Chatterjee, Baltej Dhanda, Ansh Patel, Nathan Ellis, Atharva Taide, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Benny Howell

Punjab Kings IPL 2022 best XI

Mayank Agarwal (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Jonny Bairstow (WK), Liam Livingstone, Shahrukh Khan, Raj Bawa, Odean Smith, Harpreet Brar, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh.

Punjab Kings have been the least successful team in IPL; they have only been the runners-up in IPL and have rarely have qualified for the play-off. Most of the season, they have finished below the sixth position. 

And it looks like they will not be able to go far in this tournament this season as well. And during the auction they did not go for many star players who holds great experience, which makes their team fragile in my departments.