Following a few tough matches, Glenn Maxwell’s Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) is lagging behind at the sixth spot of the table of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017. However, Punjab’s Indian all-rounder Akshar Patel believes that it is just a matter of time, as well as for the team to get their combinations right to get back to the winning ways. Having won just a couple of games off the six games they have played so far, Punjab have a grave task of winning its upcoming matches to stand a chance to make it to the play-offs. Nevertheless, Akshar is satisfied of his team’s performance so far, as they have had quite a few close encounters so far. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Gujarat Lions (GL) vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), IPL 2017, Match 26 at Rajkot
“I think the team has performed well so far. It was just one game where we could not perform well. We are now just focusing on to getting back to the winning ways by getting the combination right. Right now I am just focusing on putting my best in the IPL and not thinking too much about the Champions Trophy. I know if I perform well in IPL, I will automatically get selected for the Champions Trophy,” he said, as reported by ANI.
Glenn Maxwell’s Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) will take on hosts, Suresh Raina’s Gujarat Lions (GL), in the first match of Sunday’s double-header of IPL 2017. To be played at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot, the match is crucial for both the teams as a victory in either camp will take them to the No. 4 spot in the IPL 10 points table.