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In form team Kings XI Punjab takes on blow-hot-blow-cold Kolkata Knight Riders in the match number 15 at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. For the first time in the history of IPL, Kings XI Punjab has won their first three matches. On the other hand, stands Kolkata Knight Riders led by Gautam Gambhir that have won two matches off their three against Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore.

In quite an even-steven competition between the two sides, Kolkata Knight Riders are leading 6-5 head-to-head against Kings Xi Punjab. But the rejuvenated KXIP side led by George Bailey will look forward to settling all the scores in the match played in Abu Dhabi. [Also Read: IPL 2014, CSK vs MI: A glance at their previous IPL duels]

Both Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders have the backing of celebrities in form of actress Priety Zinta and Shahrukh Khan have had an exciting share of contests between them in the last six editions. We take a look at how these two teams fared on the eleven occasions.

SeasonDateMatch Results
IPL 20083rd May, 2008Kings XI Punjab won by 9 runs
IPL 200825th May, 2008Kolkata Knight Riders won by 3 wickets
IPL 200921st April, 2009Kolkata Knight Riders won by 11 runs
IPL 20093rd May, 2009Kings XI Punjab won by 6 wickets
IPL 201027th March, 2010Kolkata Knight Riders won by 39 runs
IPL 20104th April, 2010Kings XI Punjab won by 8 wickets
IPL 201130th April, 2011Kolkata Knight Riders won by 8 wickets
IPL 201215th April, 2012Kings XI Punjab won by 2 runs
IPL 201218th April, 2012Kolkata Knight Riders won by 8 wickets
IPL 201316th April, 2013Kings XI Punjab won by 4 runs
IPL 201326th April, 2013Kolkata Knight Riders won by 6 wickets

In their last encounter between Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders, the latter posted a comprehensive win against the Punjabi boys.

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