Kolkata and Punjab will face each other at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. This will be the eighth game of the ongoing season on April 1. Both teams have had contrasting seasons so far. Kolkata has played two, won one, and lost as many while Punjab has won played one, and won the game. The Shreyas Iyer-led side would be looking to get back to winning ways after losing a close game against Bangalore. Punjab, on the other hand, will look to maintain the winning momentum that they got against Bangalore.
Kolkata vs Punjab Head to Head
Overall, Kolkata and Punjab have faced each other 29 times. The rivalry between the two has been one side in favor of Kolkata. Kolkata has won 19 matches, while Punjab managed to win on just 10 occasions.
|Matches||Kolkata Won||Punjab Won||No Result|
Batting first -Â Kolkata has won six games out of 19 batting first while Punjab won five games out of 10 they have won.
Batting second -Â Kolkata has won 13 games batting second while Punjab has won five games batting second.
All-Time Top Performers
Talking about the batting performances, former Kolkata skipper Gautam Gambhir (492) has scored most runs in the matches between Kolkata and Punjab. After him, the likes of Robin Uthappa (438), Wriddhiman Saha (394), Chris Gayle (331), and KL Rahul (317) have topped the batting charts over the years.
Talking about the bowling performances, Sunil Narine (31) has picked the most wickets. After him, Piyush Chawla (24), Umesh Yadav (14), Andre Russell (13), and Morne Morkel (10) have topped the charts over the years.
Kolkata vs Punjab in their last encounter
Last time these tow teams met was at the Dubai International Stadium in October 2021. The Men in Red and Gold won the toss and elected to field first. The Men in Purple and Gold amassed 165/7, thanks to Venkatesh Iyer (67), Rahul Tripathi (34), and Nitish Rana (31). For Punjab, Arshdeep Sing took three wickets while Ravi Bishnoi and Mohmmed Shami took two and one wickets respectively. In reply, the then KL Rahul-led side chased down the target with three balls to spare, thanks to Rahul (67), Mayank Agarwal (40), and Shahrukh Khan (22*).
|10-Oct-2020||Kolkata||2 Runs||Abu Dhabi|
|26-Apr-2014||Punjab||23 Runs||Abu Dhabi|
|3-May-2009||Punjab||6 Wickets||Port Elizabeth|