New Delhi | Jagran Sports Desk: Jamaican cricketer Chris Gayle was not picked in the Kings XI Punjab's playing XI for game 13 of the Indian Premier League 2020 against Mumbai Indians at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Thursday. 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.

Kings XI Punjab have won just one out of its first four games, though its openers KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal have been in phenomenal form in the tournament so far and has scored a ton a piece.

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.

MI beat KXIP by 48 runs 

Mumbai Indians beat Kings XI Punjab by 48 runs in game 13 of the IPL.  Batting first, skipper Rohit Sharma's 70 off 45 balls helped the team put up a target of 192 despite a slow start in the powerplay. Chasing the target, Punjab's much-talked about batting line up came a cropper before Mumbai's bowlers and the team was reduced to just 143 at the end of 20 overs.

With the win, Mumbai Indians have taken top spot in the points table while Punjab has been puched to sixth position.

Posted By: Lakshay Raja