Dubai, September 19
Kings XI Punjab skipper KL Rahul on Saturday mentioned the facet was motivated to creating this IPL season a memorable one by enjoying an excellent model of cricket.
The Rahul-led facet will open its marketing campaign in opposition to Delhi Capitals on the Dubai International Stadium on Sunday.
“The team has been fantastic, we’ve been getting along great and are looking forward to playing a good brand of cricket and making this season a memorable one,” Rahul mentioned.
“We’re confident, we’re motivated and we are really excited to be a part of this edition of the Indian Premier League,” he added.
Rahul, who has been handed the Kings XI Punjab captaincy after two stellar seasons with the bat on the prime of the order, mentioned it could be a difficult expertise enjoying within the UAE with out the followers however the crew is prepared for it.
“It is going to be a different experience this year, but we as a team are up to the challenge and are playing for all the fans who continue to support us,” Rahul mentioned.
KXIP, who’ve by no means gained the IPL, are aiming to go all the best way this time with a robust squad at their disposal with the likes of Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Mohammad Shami and abroad recruits Chris Gayle, Glenn Maxwell, Sheldon Cottrell, Jimmy Neesham, the in-form Nicholas Pooran and Mujeeb Zadran.
“The team looks great and we have a top-notch line up this season. The boys have been working really hard and we have a nice balance of youth and experience in our squad,” head Coach Anil Kumble mentioned.
“We are all looking forward to having a good season this year. I truly believe that Kings XI Punjab have the necessary squad to go all the way in this IPL,” he added. PTI