Kings XI Punjab aren’t having nice time within the 13th season of the Indian Premier League. After a victorious begin to their IPL 2020 campaign, KXIP have tethered off with three losses in a row. It shouldn’t be watching good for KXIP because the bowlers have failed to enrich the batters within the league to date. Even on Thursday, KXIP have been on the dropping finish as they have been thrashed by Mumbai Indians by 47 runs on the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
Chasing a goal of 192, KXIP abtter might just handle 143 in 20 overs. But their is battle where KXIP players are dominating the sphere. It is for the Orange Cap. KXIP captain KL Rahul and teammate Mayank Agarwal are in a neck to neck place in probably the most runs record.
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Mayank earned the Orange Cap after scoring 25 runs within the match because it took his run tally to 246 runs. However, Rahul, who has 239 runs below his belt, has his eyes firmly set on the Orange Cap.
“Until and unless that Orange Cap stays with KXIP, I’m happy. He’s (Agarwal) worked very hard and deserves that cap. I’m sure I’ll take it off him soon,” he stated.
“We are not competing for the cap, we are just looking to play some good cricket. It doesn’t matter who gets the runs, be it Rahul, Pooran, or anyone else. Runs in the international circuit have given me a lot of confidence. In the lockdown, I sat down and looked at how things will work in the T20 template. The thought is just about getting into great positions.”
After going through a defeat in opposition to MI, Rahul admitted that his crew made “mistakes” which led to the defeat.
KXIP suffered a 48-run defeat by the hands of Mumbai Indians within the Indian Premier League right here on the Sheikh Zayed Stadium.
“Obviously disappointing. Looking back, we could’ve got three wins out of four. This game, we made some mistakes. Important we come back stronger,” Rahul stated through the post-match presentation through host broadcaster Star Sports.
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After being requested to bat first, Mumbai Indians put an enormous whole of 191 runs on the board. Skipper Rohit Sharma scored 70 runs whereas Kieron Pollard and Hardik Pandya performed an unbeaten knock of 47 and 30 runs respectively.
Pollard and Pandya smashed 18 runs within the 18th over and 19 runs within the 19th over. The duo then struck 4 sixes within the finishing over to set a really aggressive goal for KXIP.
Rahul additional said: “The wicket looked good with the new ball. Don’t know if it slowed after that. Another bowling option would be nice – an all-rounder option who can bat and bowl well. Will be sitting with the coaches to decide if we want to play an extra bowler.”
(with ANI inputs)