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IPL 2020: KL Rahul – KXIP May Squeeze An Extra Bowling Option

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KL Rahul, the Kings XI Punjab captain, stated on Thursday (October 1) that he will likely be sitting down with the teaching employees and administration of the franchise to see if they’ll squeeze an additional bowling possibility into the aspect.

KXIP had been comprehensively overwhelmed by Mumbai Indians at Abu Dhabi on Thursday by 48 runs and one of many causes for the loss was not having an additional bowling possibility as they continued to play with 5 bowlers.

KL Rahul, KXIP
KL Rahul (Picture Credit score: IPL)

KL Rahul: One other Bowling Choice Will Be Good

Within the IPL 2020, KXIP have received only one match towards Royal Challengers Bangalore by 97 runs. They misplaced towards Delhi Capitals (by Tremendous Over), Rajasthan Royals and Mumbai Indians.

Within the final two matches, their bowlers had been hit everywhere in the floor as they did not defend 223 runs towards Rajasthan Royals and conceded 191 runs towards Mumbai Indians.

“It’s clearly disappointing. Trying again, we might’ve been three wins out of 4. This recreation we made some errors. It’s vital we come again stronger,” Rahul stated after the match.

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)
Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)
Picture Credit score: Twitter.

“One other bowling possibility could be good – an all-rounder possibility who can bat and bowl effectively. Shall be sitting with the coaches to determine if we need to play an additional bowler.”

Sheldon Cottrell was hammered for five sixes within the match towards Rajasthan Royals however bowled effectively towards Mumbai conceding solely 20 runs. This time each Krishnappa Gowthan and Jimmy Neesham conceded runs at greater than 11 runs per over. All-rounder Glenn Maxwell didn’t bowl within the match towards Mumbai Indians.

KL Rahul: Mayank Agarwal Deserves Orange Cap

KL Rahul additionally expressed happiness at the truth that his Karnataka and Indian teammate Mayank Agarwal was at present the holder of the Orange Cap by advantage of being the very best run-scorer. He stated that he needed it again quickly however was content material as Orange Cap stayed with KXIP batsmen.

“Till that Orange Cap stays with Kings XI I’m blissful. He (Agarwal) has labored very exhausting and deserves that cap. I’m positive I’ll take it off him quickly.”

For his half, Mayank Agarwal stated that his essential purpose was to not be the very best run-scorer for his workforce however to play good cricket for them and assist them win.

Mayank Agarwal
Mayank Agarwal. Picture Credit score: IPL.

“We’re not competing for the cap, we’re simply trying to play some good cricket. It doesn’t matter who will get the runs, be it Rahul, Maxwell, Pooran or anybody else,” Agarwal stated after he was handed the cap.

Mayank Agarwal stated his positive type this 12 months comes from adjusting his batting to swimsuit the T20 format and he additionally drew confidence from his success in worldwide cricket.

“Runs within the worldwide circuit has given me plenty of confidence. Within the lockdown I sat down and appeared on how issues will work within the T20 template. The thought is nearly entering into nice positions.”

Mayank Agarwal has scored 246 runs and KL Rahul has 239 runs each averaging greater than 60. Each have scored 1 century every which different batsmen have failed to take action.

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