Daily Excelsior – JAIPUR: KXIP coach Brad Hodge has made no bones about his team’s over reliance on openers Chris Gayle and K L Rahul though he hopes the middle order will deliver going forward in the Indian Premier League.

Summary

  • JAIPUR: KXIP coach Brad Hodge has made no bones about his team’s over reliance on openers Chris Gayle and K L Rahul though he hopes the middle order will deliver going forward in the Indian Premier League.
  • “Yes I admit that we rely heavily on Chris Gayle and KL Rahul but that is the case with almost every team.
  • Every team has a couple of good players and the rest of the batting revolves around them.
  • On the other hand, ‘Player of the match’ Butler said that the wicket had slowed considerably and he knew that 160 -170 would be a challenging total.
  • Talking about his new role as an opener and if it had something to do with team mentor Shane Warne, Butler said that it was nice to have around a cricketer like him in the dugout.


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