In what comes as a big lift for Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) ahead of the match against an in-form Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), touchy opener Chris Gayle has recovered from stomach disease and joined the team’s preparation on Tuesday. Gayle was good to go to play in KXIP’s last game against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), yet needed to pull out ultimately because of a disease.
KXIP head coach Anil Kumble had affirmed that Gayle was good to go to play against KKR before passing up a major opportunity because of a stomach bug. The left-hander, who is yet to play his first game for KXIP this season, had prior posted pictures and recordings of himself benefiting treatment from specialists in UAE. KXIP affirmed that Gayle is back in preparation.
KXIP have won just one IPL game this season
Kings XI Punjab has had the campaign to forget in IPL 2020 up until this point and would trust Gayle to assist them in starting a turnaround. KXIP has overseen just one win in their initial seven rounds and is presently reeling at the lower part of the table with just two points. Gayle is probably going to replace failing all-rounder Glenn Maxwell in the playing XI if he is declared fit to play.
Maxwell has been out of form so far this season and has neglected to have an effect on the bat. The Australian all-rounder has played each of the seven games for KXIP this season. He only managed to score just 58 runs and got 1 wicket. Gayle, who was opening for KXIP last season with KL Rahul, has been supplanted by Mayank Agarwal this year.
Agarwal has done enough justice to his advancement and has been creating steady exhibitions. With 337 runs in seven matches, Agarwal is as of now the second-most leading run-getter this season behind his captain Rahul. He is probably going to bat at number three if Gayle is coming in the playing XI against RCB in their next game.