Even after playing competitive cricket, Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) have been struggling quite a lot in IPL 2020. They have lost four matches in their five played so far and will next lock horns with Sunrisers Hyderabad.
There have been a lot of speculations over when KIXIP stunner Chris Gayle would grace their squad. In the same light, KXIP batting coach Wasim Jaffer says the team is soon to bring Chris Gayle and Mujeeb Zadran in their Playing XI.
Jaffer said that the team doesn’t want to include them at a stage where it becomes necessary for them to win every game in order to land in the Playoffs. Death bowling has turned out to be the biggest concern for Punjab.
Jaffer stated that KXIP didn’t have a great campaign so far, but “it only takes a game or two” to make a difference. And for that to happen, there have to be match-winners in the team, said Jaffer referring to Gayle. Both Gayle and Mujeeb are yet to feature in IPL 2020.
“It should happen soon. As I said, it needs to happen sooner than later. We don’t want to bring them when every game is a must-win game. Hopefully, we will have those guys featuring soon. Chris looks very much ready and is keen to get on to the park, he has been training really well and has looked really good in the nets,” said Jaffer as quoted by InsideSport.
Chris Gayle is such an impact player: Wasim Jaffer
The coach made clear that the 41-year-old Caribbean is in great form and is waiting for the chance to do the job for the team. He is such an impact player and everyone around the world knows his potentials, said Jaffer.
“He is such an impact player, we all know what he can do. I hope he turns up and turns it on the straightaway and changes the tide for all of us. He looks hungry, and that is a very good sign for the franchise. I am hoping he plays quickly. We need match-winners, as many as possible. Not just for the next game, also for the rest of the tournament as he can easily win you four-five games on his own,” concluded Jaffer.
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