Kings XI Punjab franchise has brought one of the former RCB specialist opener KL Rahul for an amount of 11 Crores. It has also invited Australian hard hitter Aron Finch to the team and in the end luckily it got Windies destructive batsman Chris Gayle for the base price of 2 Crores.
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Now for the opening slot, who should be played alongside KL Rahul? – Chris Gayle or Aron Finch? Team mentor, Virender Sehwag, has already told post auction that they’ve considered Chris Gayle as the reserved opener. Recently we go the news that Aron Finch will not be available for the opening match. So they have no other option other than playing with Chris Gayle as an opener for the first match.
POLL moved to Archives as the team management has already taken the decision of who should open the innings for KXIP.
Below is the result we got through our polling. Its obvious that most of the fans have chosen Chris Gayle as the opener. But the team management seems to have other plans.
Over the last two games that KXIP played, we have seen quick fires from KL Rahul in one end. He has scored fastest fifty of IPL in their opening game vs Delhi Daredevils. Along with KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal is opening the innings. Its sad to see Chris Gayle in the dug out and not playing the match. But KXIP started off the season very well with registering victory against Gambhir led Delhi Daredevils.
Prior to season start as well, team mentor Virender Sehwag told in the press conference that they are treating Gayle as a reserved opener only. But when Aron Finch was not available for the opening match due to some issues, everyone expected Gayle to be in match. They have chosen Mayank Agarwal for that position but he failed in both the matches.
So lets see whether the management will consider Gayle for their forthcoming matches.
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