Kings XI has mix of extremely dangerous and match-winner players feels Brad Hodge

Kings XI has mix of extremely dangerous and match-winner players feels Brad Hodge

The KXIP coach believes that his side has what it takes to go all the way.

Brad Hodge
Brad Hodge. (Photo by Morne DeKlerk – CA/Cricket Australia/Getty Images)

Kings XI Punjab begins their IPL campaign on Sunday when they take on Delhi Daredevils. Ahead of their opening clash in the 11th edition of the tournament, Kings XI Punjab head coach Brad Hodge finds his team a “dangerous unit” because of the multiple superstars they have on their side.

Hodge talked about how the standard of his side is better than what they had in the past. If you look at the difference of this side compared to the past squads, I think there is definitely a rise in standard. We’ve got a lot of superstars, a lot of match-winners, which makes our team extremely dangerous, which should be good for future,” Hodge was quoted as saying by Press Trust of India (PTI).

A mix of match-winners and dangerous players: Hodge

The former Aussie feels that Punjab has some of the “extremely dangerous cricket players” and “all match winners on their own”. Notably, Aaron Finch is not available for the first match of the tournament and Hodge felt that his absence will be a huge loss for the franchise but they have the talent to cover the same as well.

While talking about the top-order of the side, Hodge said that KL Rahul has taken the dual responsibility as he will don the wicket-keeping gloves as well. “He has been working extremely hard and he is excited about this competition,” said Hodge.

Likes of Ravichandran Ashwin, Yuvraj Singh, Chris Gayle, David Miller, Karun Nair, Axar Patel, Lokesh Rahul, Marcus Stoinis, Manoj Tiwary, Andrew Tye mark the star-lineup of the side which will look to change the fortune of the side in the 11th edition as they target their 1st ever IPL trophy this season.

When asked about his partner Virender Sehwag who is working with the side as a mentor, Hodge said that both complement each other pretty well and said that they have a similar thought process.

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