KASIPVRCB: Captain Rahul explains why Gayle can’t play XI again

The sixth match of the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is being played between Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. After winning the toss in RCB, captain Virat Kohli decided to bowl first. Kings XI Punjab made two changes to the playing XI for the match, replacing James Jordan and Murugan Ashwin with Chris Jordan and Krishnappa Gautam. Chris Gayle’s name is missing from Play XI again. After tossing, captain KL Rahul explained why Gayle was not playing in the XI.

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Kings XI Punjab lost their first match of the season to the Delhi Capitals in the Super Over. After losing the toss, KL Rahul said, “It was very positive for us and it was our first match. Mayank’s batting and team fighting style was very good. Jordan and Gautam are not playing, Murugan Ashwin and Neesham are in the team. Chris Gayle will be on the team at the right time, don’t worry about that. It was very difficult to stay at home, so we were lucky that we got the chance to play. ‘Gayle didn’t even play the first match, so some people expected him to play in this match.

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KXIP Play XI:

Lokesh Rahul (captain), Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Nicholas Puran, Glenn Maxwell, Sarfaraz Khan, James Neesham, Mohammad Shami, Murugan Ashwin, Sheldon Cottrell, Ravi Bishwanai.

RCB Play XI:

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Angel Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli (captain), AB de Villiers, Shivam Dubey, Josh Philip, Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini, Umesh Yadav, Dale Steyn, Yuzbendra Chahal.

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