KXIP can repeat its IPL success in CLT20: George Bailey
Updated - Sep 16, 2014 1:22 pm
Kings XI Punjab had no less than a dream run in the IPL 2014. They topped the charts right from the beginning and maintained it in the play offs as well, beating regular face CSK to make it to the final. But, the final hurdle proved a little too much for the Punjabi’s as KKR went on to lift their second IPL title.
Ahead of their Champions League 2014 campaign the skipper George Bailey shows utmost faith in the unit and said they are pretty much capable of repeating the success they had in the IPL. In fact they are looking to complete the event successfully this and win the CLT20.Bailey said, “It was a good IPL for us, but it wasn’t the IPL that we wanted (not winning the title). We have some unfinished business and going into the CLT20 we would like to lift the trophy, not just finish runners-up, “It is a new start for us. We have taken the good things out of IPL, what we learnt as a team, how much we grew as a team. But I think it’s important to focus ahead.” The Kings XI Punjab made few of the best buys in the IPL by adding Virendar Sehwag, Glen Maxwell and their retained player David Miller. Viru though took his time to pick form, but did that just at the right time. Destroyed CSK’s plans of making it to yet another IPL final with his thundering hundred.
Maxwell and Miller right from the start of the tournament joined hands to kill the opposition bowler and soon the entire KXIP batting looked overleaped by their stormy batting display. Not to forget their bowling unit which has defended totals what their batsmen posted.”Viru, Maxi and Miller are in top-notch form. All of them are hitting the cricket ball with the same intent, which is to send it out of the park. Maxi and Miller have shown in international cricket that their form is pretty good. We believe in playing aggressive cricket right from the start of innings to the end of it and these three play a crucial role in achieving our targets. They give our bowling attack defendable totals,” said the Kings Skipper.