Most Wickets Against KXIP
Over the years, Kings XI Punjab has had some amazing batsmen feature for their side in IPL tournaments. From renowned big-hitters like Virender Sehwag, Chris Gayle, and Glenn Maxwell, to promising Indian talents like KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal, there has certainly been no shortage in quality when it comes to the Kings XI Punjab batting lineup.
However, there have been some bowlers who really seem to like coming up against the aforementioned big stars (and all the rest of them too!).
5 Bowlers with Most Wickets Against KXIP
So, here are the 5 Highest wicket taker against KXIP in IPL matches – with a surprise at number one!
#5. Amit Mishra (22 Wickets)
Amit Mishra is a wily old customer whose accurate leg-spin has put many an accomplished batsman in a tizzy, be it the domestic circuit or the world stage. He is usually a reliable pick in the IPL as well, regularly picking up key wickets because he’s never afraid to flight the bowl up and lure the batsmen into his trap. Kings XI seem to be one of his favoured opponents too, and the veteran leggie stands at number five on this list of 5 players with most wickets against Kings XI Punjab in IPL matches with a haul of 22 in 20 games.
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#4. Lasith Malinga (22 Wickets)
Speaking of wily experienced campaigners, they don’t get more wily and more experienced than Lasith Malinga! The Sri Lankan with the unorthodox but supremely effective action is the highest wicket-taker in the history of the IPL, so it’s no surprise to see him feature on this list of the 5 Highest wicket taker against KXIP in IPL matches either. Like Mishra, he has also taken 22 wickets against the Kings, but only in 14 matches. What’s even more impressive is the fact that he sat out one year to act as bowling coach for the Mumbai Indians, otherwise, he would probably be higher on this list!
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#3. Dwayne Bravo (22 Wickets)
Multiple-time Purple Cap winner and extremely talented all-rounder Dwayne Bravo comes in at number three on this list of 5 players with most wickets against Kings XI Punjab in IPL games. In 15 innings that he has bowled against Preity Zinta’s men, DJ Bravo has picked up 22 wickets with a best of 4/22. Known for his extremely clever variations in pace, Bravo will be looking to shoot up these rankings when the 2020 season comes round!
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#2. Sunil Narine (26 Wickets)
A countryman of Bravo’s comes in at number two on this list of 5 players with most wickets against KXIP in IPL games, and it’s none other than Sunil Narine. Although Narine has had to work on his action for a while, he hasn’t let it affect his game, as he has taken 26 wickets against the Kings in just 17 matches, with a best of 5/19! Having also made the opener slot his own at the franchise, Narine will definitely be looking to make merry against the Kings in 2020.
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#1. Umesh Yadav (29 Wickets)
Supremely athletic and extremely hard-working, there’s no denying Umesh Yadav’s absolute commitment to the game. He always gives his all whenever he’s called upon to bowl, be it in a Test match or a T20 game, and backs it up with his excellent fielding abilities too. Even though he has never really been a prolific wicket-taker throughout his career, his record against the Kings seems to show that he has a great time playing them! He sits proudly atop the list of 5 players with most wickets against KXIP in IPL matches, with a haul of 29 wickets in 18 matches against them.
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