As the date came closer to the dream IPL 2020. The teams increasing their intensity in the practice session. Kings XI Punjab seems to be very ready and fit this time. Their new head coach already takes full charge of their training session. This time Punjab has a new captain in the form of talented Kl Rahul who recently proves his worth in the Indian Cricket team.
In the latest statement, we see anil Kumble says KL Rahul is a mature player. He also has a great bonding and understanding with players which helps him in captaincy this season. Recently in a net session of Kings, we see Anil Kumble himself bowls his leg-spin. Head coach Anil Kumble looks so fit and his bowling is still in great shape. After seeing his bowling we can say he can still play for the Punjab team in IPL. Kings also added Jonty Rhodes as a fielding coach to their coaching staff which can be seen in their intense fielding training sessions.
Multitalented KL Rahul
Captain KL Rahul also seems to be very focused and determine this time as it is his first instance as a captain in IPL. He stated that “He will get a benefit as their coach is Anil Kumble who has so much of experience “. Anil Kumble is one of India’s finest test captain. His experience surely helps Rahul in captaincy in IPL 2020. The last year KL Rahul proves his worth in the Indian cricket team by adjusting in various roles from wicketkeeper to No.5 batsman. Kl Rahul last year was a fantastic one. He plays well in the opening slot or at NO.4 and 5. When Team needs him as a wicketkeeper he stands out and even gets a chance ahead of regular keeper Rishabh Pant. He also does captaincy in against Newzealand in 5th T20I in Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui, where he impresses everyone with its captaincy skill along with wicketkeeping.
Welcome Universe Boss Chris Gayle
Earlier Universe Boss Chris Gayle also joins the Kings XI Punjab training session after a compulsory quarantine period of 6 days. Talking about his quarantine period of six days. He mentioned that it’s a nice relaxing one, he sleeps in the day and do some workout in the late night and also watched some TV programs. Now here I am returning to my training.
Universe Boss said that he is looking forward to work with the new captain and new coach. He stated, “Back in the old class again with some new students(players) and new head boy(Rahul) and our very known new headmaster Anil Kumble”. He added that Kings XI Punjab is like my family we have to stay here for 84 days so relax and enjoy each other company and make this journey joyful. In its net session, we see Gayle playing some wonderful shots to spinners and pacers he looks in fine touch even he played his last competitive cricket in January.
The Indian test opener Mayank Aggarwal is also excited for his friend KL Rahul’s new journey as a captain. In a recent interview, he said “he scored lots of run at a different level of cricket like in domestic and in international test cricket too. But haven’t had a great IPL in my career, so this time I am focused and determined to perform well in this IPL season if all goes well this time I made my IPL a remembered one”. He further added he wanted to win the IPL title this time he came closer in 2107 with Rising Pune Supergiants in the final. Punjab players including Mohammad Shami, Karun Nair, young talented leg spinner Ravi Bishnoi and young wicketkeeper Prabhsimran Singh are the players to watch out for in the Indian player’s list. So, Kings XI Punjab is fully geared up for their opening clash with Delhi capitals in Dubai.