A clinical Kings XI Punjab steamrolled Cape Cobras by seven wickets for their fourth win in a row as they ended their Group B engagements with a flourish in the Champions League Twenty20 tournament, here on Sunday.
On a roll after making the semifinals, Kings XI Punjab would aim to keep the winning run going when they take on South Africa's Cape Cobras in a Group B encounter of the Oppo Champions League here on Sunday.
Kings XI Punjab are a side which comprises of some of the most swashbuckling cricketers. In a line-up that boasts of players like Virender Sehwag, Glenn Maxwell, David Miller and George Bailey, it is fantastic to see a youngster like Akshar Patel play a match-winning knock.
Man-of-the-match David Miller credited young bowler Akshar Patel for coming good when the team needed it the most, saying that the tailender's knock enabled Kings XI Punjab to defeat Barbados Tridents in the Oppo Champions League T20 match here.
David Miller smashed a 34-ball 46 under pressure and Parvinder Awana scalped three wickets as Kings XI Punjab notched up a four-wicket victory over Barbados Trident in the Oppo Champions League twenty20 here on Saturday.
Rishi Dhawan (56) and Akshar Patel (45) put up a splendid rearguard action under pressure as India A clinched the Quadrangular series trophy with a narrow four-wicket win over Australia `A`, here on Saturday.
After a very long time, several senior Indian cricketers have been rested for an international tour. While it would provide them with the much-needed break, it has also opened a window of opportunity for several cricketers to once again impress the selectors with a good show at the highest level. Here is a list of five such cricketers.
Selection snubs despite good performances have left him feeling hurt but veteran Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh says being ignored repeatedly has not dampened his spirits and he would continue to try for a comeback in the national team.
Kings XI Punjab captain George Bailey doled out a whole-hearted appreciation for a number of Indian players and coaching staff, who he says were vital in his team`s grand success in the just concluded seventh edition of the IPL.
Kings XI Punjab, who have played sensational cricket throughout the Indian Premier League`s seventh edition, will now face resurgent Kolkata Knight Riders in the final on Sunday at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore.