IPL 2020: Kings XI Punjab made 3 mistakes which cost them the match against Chennai Super Kings

By Bet Barter

November 2, 2020

Kings XI Punjab has been eliminated from IPL 2020 as the team had a nine-wicket loss against CSK in Abu Dhabi. They reinforced their batting by adding an additional batsman to their arrangement yet couldn’t score runs.

Despite the fact that they began with a flyer and scored at a fast rate in the powerplay, CSK’s incredible bowling reduced them to 153. Defending the total was not a simple assignment and CSK batted splendidly to chase the target down serenely.

Ruturaj Gaikwad was the hero for CSK as he scored a remarkable unbeaten fifty to take his group home. As KXIP finished with 12 points, the team got wiped out from the competition.

Here are the 3 errors made by KXIP against CSK

1. Nicholas Pooran batting above Mandeep Singh

Nicholas Pooran is a force hitter and he has been viable in his role as a finisher in the IPL 2020. Anyway as KXIP lost their openers early, they required somebody to assume the role of an anchor. In this way, sending Mandeep Singh would have made things simpler for KXIP.

Mandeep is the perfect player to keep the scoreboard moving by taking singles and doubles. A pair of Mandeep and Chris Gayle would have additionally given them a left-right mix in the center. Pooran might have come later to complete the innings on a high.

2. KL Rahul not batting at a fast rate

KL Rahul has worn the part of an anchor this season in the wake of turning into the captain. In any case, his moderate scoring rate has harmed KXIP in a few games as they have gotten done with 20 runs not as much as what they ought to have.

Against CSK, Rahul had a far superior opportunity to break free as KXIP had played an additional batsman, and that furnished them with a pad. Nonetheless, he again scored with a strike-rate of 107 and that prompted a breakdown due to tension on others.

3. KXIP’s bowling did not have an assaulting approach

KXIP were defending simple 153 runs and they expected to pick early wickets to put CSK under tension. They ought to have gone with their strike bowlers to assault initially however that didn’t occur.

Jimmy Neesham, their batting all-rounder opened the assault and CSK openers got time to settle. On the off chance that they would have begun with Mohammed Shami and Chris Jordan, KXIP would have had a superior opportunity to shield it.

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