The Rivalry between PBKS and KKR
The Indian Premier League (IPL) is one of the most watched cricket leagues in the world. The tournament has given us some of the most memorable moments in the history of cricket. One such moment was witnessed during the match between Punjab Kings (PBKS) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the 2021 season. The rivalry between these two teams is not new, and fans eagerly wait for their matches every season.
PBKS and KKR are two of the most popular teams in the IPL. PBKS, formerly known as Kings XI Punjab, is owned by Preity Zinta, Ness Wadia, and Mohit Burman. The team is captained by KL Rahul and coached by Anil Kumble. On the other hand, KKR is owned by Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, actress Juhi Chawla, and her spouse Jay Mehta. The team is captained by Eoin Morgan and coached by Brendon McCullum.
Their Performance in IPL 2021
Both PBKS and KKR had an average start to their 2021 IPL campaign. PBKS managed to win only one of their first four matches, while KKR had a similar record after their first five matches. However, PBKS bounced back in their next few matches and managed to win three out of four games. KKR also found their form and won three out of their next four matches, including a convincing win against PBKS.
Their Head-to-Head Record
PBKS and KKR have faced each other 28 times in the IPL so far. KKR has the upper hand in this rivalry, having won 18 of these matches, while PBKS has won 10 matches. However, PBKS has won two of their last three matches against KKR, which shows that they are capable of defeating the Kolkata-based team.
Their Key Players
Both PBKS and KKR have some of the best players in the world in their squad. PBKS has the likes of KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, and Mohammed Shami, who are all match-winners on their day. KKR, on the other hand, has the hard-hitting Andre Russell, the young sensation Shubman Gill, and the experienced spinner Sunil Narine. These players have the ability to turn the game on its head and are crucial to their team’s success.
Their Matchups in the 2021 Season
PBKS and KKR faced each other twice in the 2021 season. In their first encounter, KKR emerged victorious by 5 wickets. PBKS managed to score 123 runs in their 20 overs, which KKR chased down comfortably with 20 balls to spare. In their second encounter, PBKS managed to get the better of KKR and won the match by 5 wickets. PBKS chased down KKR’s total of 164 with 6 balls to spare, thanks to a brilliant knock by their captain KL Rahul.
PBKS and KKR are two of the most exciting teams in the IPL, and their rivalry is one of the most anticipated matchups every season. Both teams have some of the best players in the world, and their matches are always full of excitement and drama. While KKR has the upper hand in their head-to-head record, PBKS has shown that they are capable of defeating them. It will be interesting to see how these two teams fare in the upcoming seasons of the IPL.
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