Punjab Kings (previously Kings XI Punjab) is one of the ten franchises that compete in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Since the inception of the league in 2008, Punjab Kings have had some exceptional individual performances with the bat. In this article, we will look at the top five highest run-scorers for Punjab Kings in IPL history.
- KL Rahul – 132* runs
KL Rahul, former captain of Punjab Kings and was one of their most consistent performers with the bat. Rahul’s highest score for the team came in the 2020 edition of the IPL when he scored an unbeaten 132 runs in just 69 balls against Royal Challengers Bangalore. This innings remains the highest individual score by an Indian in the IPL.
- Virender Sehwag – 122 runs
Virender Sehwag, one of the most destructive openers in cricket history, played for Punjab Kings between 2014 and 2015. In the 2014 edition of the IPL, Sehwag played an incredible knock of 122 runs off just 58 balls against Chennai Super Kings. He hit 12 fours and 8 sixes in his innings, which remains one of the best T20 innings of all time.
- Paul Valthaty – 120 runs
Paul Valthaty was a relatively unknown player before the 2011 edition of the IPL, but he made a name for himself with a stunning innings of 120 runs off 63 balls against Chennai Super Kings. Valthaty’s innings included 19 fours and 2 sixes and helped Punjab Kings chase down a target of 189 runs.
- Wriddhiman Saha – 115 runs
Wriddhiman Saha, the wicketkeeper-batsman, played for Punjab Kings between 2014-2017. Saha’s highest score for the team came in the 2014 edition of the IPL when he scored 115 runs off 55 balls against Kolkata Knight Riders. Saha’s innings included 10 fours and 8 sixes and helped Punjab Kings post a target of 200 runs.
- Shaun Marsh – 115 runs
Shaun Marsh, the Australian left-hander, was a regular member of the Punjab Kings squad for many years. Marsh’s highest score for the team came in the inaugural season of the IPL when he scored 115 runs off 69 balls against Rajasthan Royals. Marsh’s innings included 11 fours and 7 sixes and helped Punjab Kings post a total of 221 runs.
In conclusion, these are the top five highest run-scorers for Punjab Kings in IPL history. KL Rahul, Virender Sehwag, Paul Valthaty, Wriddhiman Saha, and Shaun Marsh have all played some memorable innings for the team and have been instrumental in their success over the years.