Mohammed Shami, Chris Gayle will be a very powerful to Kings XI Punjab’s IPL 2020 ambitions.© Twitter
With the Indian Premier League (IPL) set to start on September 19, Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) appear to have picked up their training intensity, as shown in the recent social media posts. KXIP posted a video of a training session between Mohammed Shami and Chris Gayle in the nets. The video was once captioned as, “Pace battery vs #GayleStorm #SaddaPunjab #Dream11IPL @MdShami11 @henrygayle”. In the video, Indian pacer Shami will also be seen sending one of his deliveries to Gayle in the nets, where the Windies great defends it in a nonchalant manner.
Pace battery #GayleStorm #SaddaPunjab #Dream11IPL @MdShami11 @henrygayle pic.twitter.com/iWn0kHZRSB
— Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) September 8, 2020
Also, Gayle looks to be in a good temper ahead of September 19, as suggested by KXIP’s recent Twitter posts of the batsman. Final season, Gayle played in 13 matches, scoring 490 runs. He also registered a 99-run high score in IPL’s 2019 edition. In complete, he slammed 45 fours, and 34 sixes too. His strike-rate was once 151.02, with an average of 41.13.
Shami played in 14 matches, bowling 324 deliveries in complete and conceding 469 runs. He also notched 19 wickets. Meantime, Shami registered an economy of 8.99.
Currently, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), KXIP will be aiming to have a good tournament. All the way through the 2019 edition, the team didn’t qualify for the play-offs. They registered 12 points with six wins, in 14 matches.
Led by KL Rahul, KXIP will play their first match against Delhi Capitals on September 20. The franchise-based T20 league has been shifted out of India this year because of the rising COVID-19 cases.
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