New Delhi. The second leg of the 14th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is to begin in the UAE from September 19. Players have also started preparing for this, although they have reached UAE in some time and they will be able to take part in the training session only after spending 6 days in Quarantine. Meanwhile, former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir has praised Punjab Kings captain KL Rahul and expressed high hopes from him. Gambhir said that Rahul is performing brilliantly and he can score 2-3 centuries in a single season of IPL.
Rahul has played 88 matches in IPL career so far and has scored 2978 runs with the help of total 2 centuries, 25 half-centuries. In the first leg of the current season, he scored half-centuries in 4 out of 7 matches and scored a total of 132 runs. Talking about the IPL-2021 points table, Delhi Capitals is comfortably sitting on the top. The Punjab team under Rahul’s captaincy failed to perform consistently and are at the sixth position in the table.
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Former Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gambhir said on the Star Sports show game plan that Rahul’s best is yet to come. He also said that Rahul can also have a season like Virat Kohli did in the 2016 season. Then the captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore had scored a total of 973 runs.
Gambhir said, ‘We have not seen the best of KL Rahul. Yes, he is scoring runs but we have not yet seen what he can achieve with his batting. You can have a season like Virat Kohli once did. He is the kind of player in white-ball cricket who can score 2-3 hundreds in a season and that too at a very good strike rate.
Punjab Kings is looking stronger than the first leg and some new players are joining the team. Aiden Markram of South Africa has replaced David Malan. Malan will not be a part of the second leg who decided to pull out of the tournament due to personal reasons. J. England spinner Adil Rashid has joined in place of Richardson. Australian fast bowler Nathan Ellis replaces Riley Meredith
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