IPL 2020, KXIP vs RR: Chris Gayle’s arrival has changed Kings XI Punjab’s fortune© BCCI / IPL
Former England cricketer Graeme Swann said Chris Gayle’s inclusion in the Kings XI Punjab’s playing XI (KXIP) has “completely” changed the team. “Well, Kings XI are a strong team, no doubt about that. Since Chris Gayle has joined the fold, they look like a completely different outfit,” Swann said on Star Sports show Game Plan. Gayle missed the franchise’s first games of the Indian Premier League (IPL) this season. The team witnessed a bad start, but now they have made a stunning comeback and are on a five-game winning streak.
KXIP is now gearing up to face Rajasthan Royals and Swann believes the Steve Smith-led side should believe in their foreign players.
Rajasthan Royal has to believe in their foreign players because they have real talent, possibly the four most talented foreign players in Butler, Stokes, Smith and Archer, and they have to go out and play intrepid cricket the day, if those guys don’t win, (Rahul) Tewatia will, ‘he said.
Former Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra also believes that KXIP’s fortunes have changed after Gayle’s arrival in the playing XI.
Kings XI Punjab’s fortunes in this tournament have changed completely since the arrival of Christopher Henry Gayle. They haven’t really lost a match since he has been there, so now Rajasthan Royals have to win and for that to happen they will win. come up with a plan to stop and tell Gayle, and not just one, that they might need a few, because when he gets going, of course he’s a tornado, just blowing the opposition away, ” Chopra said .
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