Gayle needed only 31 runs to become the first man to score 10,000 in T-20s against Delhi Daredevils in his previous match.but,he didn’t score those and got out on 6.Now,Chris Gayle has another chance to reach the milestone of 10000 runs in T-20s against his favourite opponent – King’s XI Punjab.Gayle will be the first man on this planet to achieve this landmark if he scores 25 more runs individually.
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Most times, the use of the word “history” while talking about Twenty20 can be dismissed as hyperbole. On Monday, though, the Holkar Stadium could see a genuinely historic moment – if he scores 25, Chris Gayle will become the first batsman to reach 10,000 runs in T20s.
Will he play, though? Royal Challengers were without both Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers in their first two matches, and while it might take a while longer for Kohli to return from his shoulder injury, de Villiers indicated he is “very close to 100%”. If de Villiers does return, Royal Challengers might have to debate leaving out Gayle.
Kings XI don’t have too many selection headaches after positive displays from most of their players in a six-wicket win against Rising Pune Supergiant. They might, however, ponder the inclusion of new recruit Eoin Morgan, who is perhaps a more natural T20 fit than Hashim Amla, though that swap will necessitate a shuffle in the opening positions.
Kings XI Punjab v Royal Challengers Bangalore
Indore, April 10, 2017
Start time – 8:00 PM (IST) 2:30 (GMT)
What about both teams form?
RCB: beat Daredevils by 15 runs, lost to Sunrisersby 35 runs
Kings XI: beat Rising Pune by six wickets
Head to head
Last season: Royal Challengers won both matches, by a whopping 82 runs (D/L method) and by one run in the other match at Mohali.
Overall: Total Matches – 18.KXIP-10 and RCB-8
Uff!!KXIP is leading here.