Gilchrist to take a final call on his availability on Tuesday

Hyderabad: Kings XI Punjab captain Adam Gilchrist is happy with the way his injured hamstring has progressed over the last week but said he would take a final call on his availability against Deccan Chargers on Tuesday.

"Not sure. It really progressed well in the last few days, last week. Signs are positive. I will see how it goes tomorrow," Gilchrist said on the eve of their match against Deccan Chargers on Tuesday.

"The thing is that we have got four or five days until our next game after this one, so I guess there is a temptation to leave one more game and have about a week`s recovery. So I`ll see how it is tomorrow," he added.

Gilchrist`s team will take on his former side Deccan Chargers on Tuesday but the Australian said for him it is just another match and he was focussed on grabbing two crucial points.

"It is same as any other game really, two points up for grabs. We got them (Deccan Chargers) back-to-back now. It`s a great cricket ground. I really enjoyed playing here previously. It`s a good challenge for us," said Gilchrist, who led the Deccan in IPL till the last season.

"Hopefully, we can play some more cricket that we were playing prior to our last game. It wasn`t a great performance by us [in the last game]. We`ve thought about that, and hopefully, we can turn that around tomorrow," he added.

Asked about Punjab`s campaign this year which saw a couple of last-ball losses, Gilchrist said like most other teams in IPL 2012, Punjab has seen ups and downs and is trying to be consistent.

"If we see the tournament as a whole, may be Kolkata was pretty consistent. Rest of the teams had seen ups and downs little bit. It has been pretty unique tournament. You hope to win matches consistently and get back that positive feeling. Searching for the consistent game really," he said.

The Punjab side has won five of the 11 matches it played so far and secured 10 points.

PTI