IPL 2020: KXIP getting back in the game as they won the last three games consecutively beating the top three teams in competition I.e Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore. They had an awful start to the season but now their vision is clear and set.
IPL 2020: In their recent match against Delhi, Nicholas Pooran outshined as he made a cracking half-century for his team.
Shikhar Dhawan marked a second consecutive century, the first player to do so in the IPL, as Kings XI Punjab beat Delhi Capitals by five wickets.
It could have gone horribly wrong and skipper KL Rahul admitted that after the match.
“When you play with 6 batters and one all-rounder. One of the top four had to do the job,” Rahul said.
IPL 2020: “Glenn has been batting well in the nets. He is a great team man and we know the balance he brings to the table.”
Rahul also talked about his brilliant fast bowlers and praised them for their outstanding performance especially Mohammad Shami and Arshdeep Singh who helped in pulling back things in the death overs as Dhawan was unstoppable.
As Arshdeep fell short of wickets, Shami took one.
IPL 2020: “Shami was coming in after some confidence from the last game. Arshdeep bowled two overs in the powerplay and one over at the death. And he nailed 6 yorkers.”
KXIP have now beaten the top three teams in the tournament and rejuvenated their season after a disastrous start. Looking back Rahul said they were determined going into the last two games to win.
IPL 2020: “The talk before the last couple of games was to beat two teams were at the top of the points table. I couldn’t sleep after the last game. We could have finished it before and not allowed it to go into the super over. The game reminds us to stay humble. We would want to take the momentum forward and take it one game at a time.”
The Kings will next face Sunrisers Hyderabad on 24 October 2020 at Dubai International Stadium, Dubai at 19:30 IST.