Mid-day – Punjab opener Lokesh Rahul has shot a warning to rival teams in the T20 2018: beware of Chris Gayle as he is back to his brutal best.

Summary

  • Punjab opener Lokesh Rahul has shot a warning to rival teams in the T20 2018: beware of Chris Gayle as he is back to his brutal best.
  • Gayle, playing his first game of the season, smashed his second fastest T20 fifty, off 22 balls, to lay the foundation for Punjab’s thrilling four-run win over Chennai last night.
  • Asked about the plans against Sunrisers, Rahul said, “every team in the T20 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 Chennai 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.


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