IPL 2020, KXIP vs CSK: Two weeks on, Chris Gayle continues to warm the bench this season
New Delhi | Jagran Sports Desk: Jamaican cricketer Chris Gayle missed out from the Kings XI Punjab's playing XI for game 18 of the Indian Premier League 2020 against Chennai Super Kings at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Sunday. Gayle, who is regarded one of the best T-20 batsmen in the world, has not yet played a single match in the IPL 2020.
Punjab openers KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal have been in phenomenal form in the tournament so far and Gayle is likely to miss a few more matches.
40-year old Gayle had last played competitive cricket for Chattogram Challengers at the Bangladesh Premier League in January, this year. He had pulled out of the Carribean Premier League earlier this year citing personal reasons.
Punjab had managed to get Gayle on board in Indian Premier League auction in 2018. Rahul has said earlier this week that Gayle will play at the right time for the team in IPL 2020.
CSK beat KXIP by 10 wickets
Chennai Super Kings beat Kings XI Punjab by 10 wickets in game 18 of the Indian Premier League at the Dubai international Cricket Stadium on Sunday.
Opening for CSK in the 179-run chase, Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis played unbeaten knocks of 83 and 87 runs respectively. Watson hit three sixes and 11 fours in his innings while Plessis scored one six but maintained a better strike rate.
Batting first, Punjab got off to a good start, with openers Mayank Agarwal and KL putting up 60 on the scoreboard in the first eight overs. Chawla dismissed Agarwal on the first delivery of his spell in the ninth over. KL Rahul marched on, assisted by Mandeep Singh and Nicholas Pooran and the team put up a modest total of 178 on the scoreboard.
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