Kings XI Punjab are actually formally essentially the most thrilling crew in IPL 2020. Not as a result of they’re successful every part in sight. In truth, removed from it. However how they win is quick changing into folklore. It was superb to see how their match with Mumbai Indians was a battle that went into the second Tremendous Over earlier than the Punjab outfit lastly sealed off the win they need to have had within the regular 20 overs. That win additionally did a terrific favour to their subsequent rivals Delhi Capitals, who now keep atop the IPL 2020 Points Table. DC weren’t scientific both of their win over Chennai Super Kings, however two factors have been within the bag finally. Now they should keep away from one other slip-up towards KXIP.
Whereas sufficient has been stated in regards to the Punjab win over Mumbai Indians, the actual fact stays that they need to have sealed it off within the common 20 overs and it was solely a nice first Tremendous Over from Mohammad Shami that stored them within the match after they made a hash of their batting effort.
That, and an distinctive piece of fielding by Mayan Agarwal within the second Tremendous Over.
These tie-breaking overs and KXIP appear to be having fairly the love-hate relationship. They’d, coincidentally, misplaced to Delhi Capitals of their earlier match, additionally through a Tremendous Over, in a match that had led to a number of questions in regards to the umpiring.
Equally coincidentally, a kind of umpires was standing on Sunday evening additionally, when KXIP received via two units of Tremendous Overs.
By way of particular person gamers, KL Rahul standing head and shoulders above the remaining, scoring in each match, and retaining his crew within the fray even when the percentages have been overwhelming. Then got here the Universe Boss and his heroics, and odds and began from assorted different gamers have stored them within the fray, no less than theoretically.
Delhi Capitals are having a nice run, with Shikhar Dhawan’s century and Axar Patel’s last-over heroics making certain that they beat CSK, after at one stage trying like going off the rails.
The bowling has been largely superb, with Kagiso Rabada getting wickets in each match with Anrich Nortje and Tushar Deshpande including important tooth to the seam bowling division.
DC look to be in nice nick, however nothing would have lifted KXIP greater than the enhance they obtained towards Mumbai Indians. That might be game-changing for them. Solely time will inform.
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