World News – AU – IPL 2020: « I’m really disappointed » – Brian Lara is not happy with the selection of the KXIP squad against Kolkata Knight Riders


Legendary West Indies drummer Brian Lara expressed his’ disappointments’ when the Kings XI Punjab squad were selected for their IPL 2020 match against Kolkata Knight Riders in Abu Dhabi on Saturday

Lara said KXIP should have included Chris Gayle in his game XI against KKR Instead, they ditched the left arm stimulator Sheldon Cottrell and dragged England all-rounder Chris Jordan to the side.

« I’m really disappointed (that Gayle isn’t here) Chris Gayle is a scare factor We’ve seen Jordan, hasn’t been that good in the IPL so far I’m not saying he’s a bad player, but I think packing the stick with Chris Gayle is something they should have done, ”Lara said in pre – a show at Star Sports

KXIP decided to keep Maxwell and Lara said he didn’t really have a problem with that He said KXIP should have included Gayle instead of Cottrell and trusted their Indian bowling team to do work

« Imagine a batting team with KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal and Glenn Maxwell, they could chase anything So yes Cottrell and I would bring in Chris Gayle and trust my Indian bowling attack, » added Lara

Gayle, who holds a number of T20 records including most points and most six, has yet to appear in this Indian Premier League

KXIP head coach Anil Kumble however said they wanted to include Gayle in the Game XI in their previous game against SRH but had to change plans as Gayle was ill

« Today we wanted Chris Gayle to be in the lineup, but unfortunately he’s sick, » Kumble told host broadcasters during SRH rounds

When Mark Nicholas asked Kumble about Gayle again, the former India captain and head coach said, “Yeah, Gayle was going to play, but he’s been suffering from food poisoning for a few days. »

There was no official word on KXIP’s Gayle’s health before the start of their match against KKR

Meanwhile, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Saturday chose to beat first after winning the draw made a change in their game XI since their last game against the Chennai Super Kings The team led by Dinesh Karthik sent for Prasidh Krishna in place of Shivam Mavi

KKR playing XI: Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (c), Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Prasidh Krishna, Pat Cummins, Sunil Narine, Varun Chakravarthy

KXIP playing XI: KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Prabhsimran Singh, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Mandeep Singh, Mujeeb-Ur-Rahman, Mohammad Shami, Chris Jordon, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh

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World News – UA – IPL 2020: ‘I am really disappointed ‘- Brian Lara is not happy with the selection of the KXIP squad against Kolkata Knight Riders



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