Punjab Kings are one of the very few teams that haven’t won the IPL since the inception of the tournament. Having been a part of the competition since 2008, they made it to the playoffs only on two occasions.
They qualified for the playoffs in the inaugural season where they ended up reaching the semis and failed to extend their dominance beyond that. However, in IPL 2014 season, they were a different team altogether.
The Mohali-based franchise not only qualified for the playoffs but also made it to the finals for the first time in their journey. Needless to say, they surrendered at the hands of the Kolkata Knight Riders in the final.
Since that, they have been going through a series of inconsistent results. They finished sixth on the table in the last three seasons of the competition, which goes to show that they haven’t been able to compete with top teams.
Liam Livingstone is set to miss the opening match for Punjab Kings
Meanwhile, in the latest development, a key player is set to miss the opening match for Punjab Kings in the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League. According to a report from PTI, Liam Livingstone is set to miss the opening fixture for Punjab Kings.
They will kick-start their IPL 2023 campaign on April 1, Saturday at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium in Punjab. Punjab Kings will play against the two-time IPL champions, Kolkata Knight Riders in their opening fixture.
Liam is awaiting a fitness clearance from England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) after recuperating from a knee injury that he sustained last year in December.
They will miss the services of the productive all-rounder in that game. Liam Livingstone is one of the biggest hitters in the game and has the potential to clear the balls out of the park with relative ease.
He is expected to join the PBKS camp soon such that he will be available to play in the second game.
Bad News For Punjab Kings#PunjabKings #IPL2023 https://t.co/dOpyCZvlP3
— Chaitanya Raheja (@Chaitanyar28) March 29, 2023
PBKS is Finished Team. Better to dissolve the franchise
— Rakshit 🇮🇳 (@imrj2001) March 29, 2023
Its Sikander Raza Time🔥🔥☄️☄️
— Guri Pbks (@Guri_Pbks) March 29, 2023
I was shattered for a second.. than I read it's just for opening match.. I'm very much excited to see Liam Livingston smashing hardcore sixers 🔥 @liaml4893
— Dubbaka Sai vardhan (@DubbakaVardhan) March 29, 2023
Punjab in ipl is south africa of worldcup 🤣
— The pink aRRmy (@officialRahulM3) March 29, 2023
I used to think that RCB management is the worst, but in worst mangement competition Punjab is RCB'S father
— The Witcher (@geraltofriviaup) March 29, 2023