Indian Premier League KXIP vs MI: KL cannot allow Rahul to score in areas, he is too strong, says Shane Bond
Mumbai Indians bowling coach Shane Bond on Wednesday said that Kings XI Punjab captain KL Rahul would be the main target of his team in their upcoming IPL clash and called the opener a dynamic batsman who is capable of scoring around the field. . Kings XI openers Rahul and Mayank Agarwal are enjoying superb runs in the current IPL, dominating the runners with 222 and 221 runs respectively, including a century and a half-century. MI and KXIP will clash on Thursday. And Bond well understands the importance of stopping the pair on Thursday, insisting that early wickets will be the key to success for title-holders.
KL Rahul has scored against us in the last few matches and he is a great player. We are meeting our bowlers this afternoon, in terms of our plan for our opponents who are playing well. KL is a dynamic player who, as former Kiwi Pacer said, “scores around the field.”
“We also know that he (Rahul) usually takes his time off through the middle overs, so maybe this is a chance to put some pressure on him and the batsmen around him.”
“We will have specific ideas on how we can get him out. In the end, we cannot allow him (Rahul) to score in areas that are too strong. He scores well on extra cover . Fine leg. “Bond insisted that MI have the ability to limit Kings XI’s batting order.
He said, “We have got a quality bowling unit. We just have to put pressure on them. Mind you, two key batsmen have performed brilliantly for Kings XI Punjab so far.
He said, “If we can create some pressure and get those boys out early, and put a little more pressure on that middle order, then we can limit them to scores, stop them from scoring runs (Big) run. ”
Bond said that two of his three matches have already been played so far, MI is well aware of on-field conditions.
He said, “We are quite confident with our batting order. They have scored good runs so far and we are making a difficult order to stop the batting. We have played twice on this ground and so we know that we What to expect. Circumstances, so that we should help a little bit, “he said.
He also said that Tuesday’s match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Delhi Capitals indicated that the tournament could proceed at a slow pace, but bowlers should be precise with their line and length.