Deccan Chronicle – Mohali: Kings XI Punjab opener Lokesh Rahul has shot a warning to rival teams in the Indian Premier League: beware of Chris Gayle as he is back to his brutal best.
- Mohali: Kings XI Punjab opener Lokesh Rahul has shot a warning to rival teams in the Indian Premier League: beware of Chris Gayle as he is back to his brutal best.
- Gayle, playing his first game of the season, smashed his second fastest IPL fifty, off 22 balls, to lay the foundation for KXIP’s thrilling four-run win over Chennai Super Kings last night.
- Asked about the plans against Sunrisers, Rahul said, “every team in the IPL is good, we are going to stick to our plans, we will stick to our strengths, we will see where we can better Sunrisers Hyderabad.
- About batting first and setting the target for the opposition, he said “if you are batting first as an opener you give yourselves a couple of overs see what’s the wicket behaving and then try to assess what a good score on that wicket would be and then you plan accordingly.
- Asked if there are any areas which CSK is looking to improve in the upcoming games, Fleming said, “I’d love a game where we bowl a team out for 140 and chase it down.