Kings XI Punjab captain Adam Gilly has been ruled out of Friday`s match against RCB due to a restrain injury. Gilly pulled a constrain while running a single and was retired hurt during the match against Kolkata Knight Riders last night here, which the Punjab group lost by eight wickets.
We will wait for additional detailed results,Gilly said, adding he would keep everyone updated on his injury status.There is nothing to hide. I won`t be playing tomorrow.In Gilly absence, David Hussey will lead the side.
Stating that while any sort of wound to any player can be irritating and unacceptable, Gilly said it throws up occasion for someone else. Gilly said that Marsh was the best batsman in this format with plenty of talent and should lend strength to the team`s batting, which is struggling.
Their bowling, too, has not looked lethal and tomorrow they will be up against the likes of Chris Gayle, Kohli, AB de Villiers and Tiwary of the Royal Challengers Bangalore. Gilly blamed the batsmen for the team`s failure in the tournament so far. KXIP has managed to win just two out of the five matches.
Gilly, however, refused to hold the Indian cricketers, predominantly the domestic players, responsible for Punjab`s dismal show.They are certainly a talented bunch,said Gilly, citing examples of Mandeep Singh, Dogra and Chawla.
Gilly insisted that the team is learning from the mistake.I am sure we are learning from our frustrations and mistakes earlier made and that’s all part of the journey of cricket,he said.
On facing Daniel Vettori’s men tomorrow, he said that in T20 any side can beat anyone. The swashbuckler Gayle`s tempting form must be a cause of enormous worry for Punjab but Gilly said that the West Indian would have to start from zero on Friday.Every game is a fresh start. They are a strong, all-round team. They are a convinced team and our challenge is to do what we are doing well,he said.