Most Runs Against KXIP
Despite having an extremely talented squad of players to choose from in every season, it’s fair to say that as a team, they have failed to live up to their potential most times. Sometimes it’s the batting that lets them down, other times it’s the bowling.
And sometimes, even if the bowling unit is doing well, some batsmen just love facing up against those particular bowlers! When a particular batsman (and the IPL has seen some amazing batsmen feature in the tournament) is on the song, even the best bowling attack would struggle for ideas, and the Kings XI bowlers are no different.
Batsmen with Most Runs against KXIP in IPL
On that note, here are the Top 5 Highest run getter against KXIP in IPL matches:
#5. Robin Uthappa (717 Runs)
Robin Uthappa has been one of the ever-presents in the IPL and has been involved in the tournament since the first edition. So, the sheer longevity of his IPL career makes his inclusion in this list of 5 Highest run getter against KXIP in IPL matches a bit of a no-brainer, considering that he has been in good nick for most, if not all of those seasons. His 717 runs in 26 innings against Punjab can even be improved upon this year as Uthappa gears up to play another season!
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#4. Gautam Gambhir (730 Runs)
Talking of long IPL careers and consistent performers, Gautam Gambhir is one name that you definitely have to mention. The former India opener has been great during his time with Kolkata Knight Riders as well as the Delhi Daredevils and only recently hung up his boots to pursue a career in politics. Besides his innings in public service, Gambhir also played 23 innings against Kings Xi, scoring 730 runs.
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#3. Chris Gayle (797 Runs)
While it is no real surprise to see a batsman of Chris Gayle’s incredible hitting ability on a list of 5 players with most runs against KXIP in IPL matches, it’s definitely remarkable considering that he has been playing for the franchise for the last two seasons! During his previous stints with Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore, Gayle really enjoyed facing his current side, smashing 797 runs in just 16 innings at an average of 53.13 and a strike rate of 174.78!
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#2. Suresh Raina (814 Runs)
As one of only two men in IPL history to have crossed a run tally of 5000, seeing Suresh Raina on this list of 5 Highest run getter against KXIP in IPL history will not shock many. Raina has been a consistent scorer against every IPL opposition he has ever come across, be it his time with Chennai Super Kings or his two-year stint as captain of the Gujarat Lions. In all, Raina has played 23 innings against Kings XI in his IPL career, scoring 814 runs at an average of 42.84, and with a best of 100*.
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#1. David Warner (819 Runs)
Even though David Warner hasn’t featured in every edition of the IPL, the fact that he sits atop this list of 5 players with Most Runs against KXIP in IPL games (albeit barely) speaks volumes of his affinity for the Punjab bowling attack. In 17 innings against the Kings XI, Warner has racked up 819 runs at an average of 54.60 and a healthy strike rate of 142.18. In the 2019 edition, Warner formed the best opening duo of the tournament alongside Jonny Bairstow and will be looking to renew that partnership and plunder more runs when the 2020 season comes round.
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