Super Kings is a quality outfit, says Mayank

Kings XI Punjab batsman Mayank Agarwal termed Chennai Super Kings as a ‘quality’ outfit and described it as a tough nut to crack in the Indian Premier League.
Super Kings is a quality outfit, says Mayank
Kings XI Punjab batsman Mayank Agarwal

Chennai

“CSK knows the ground well. It is an experienced side and it is quite ruthless when it comes to Chepauk or elsewhere,” Mayank told reporters here on Friday. “Important thing for us would be to stick to our strengths and do what we are doing well. We can take a lot of heart from the last game. We will keep believing, backing and executing our skills. And if we do that and stick to our process, we should play good cricket. From there, the result will take care of itself,” stated the India international.

Kings XI came out of jail against Delhi Capitals and recorded a 14-run win in the North Indian derby, a match where the away side should have chased the target at a canter. The top order batter said the team is brimming with confidence after pulling off a miraculous victory.

“If you win games like those, it will boost your morale. In IPL, you play a lot of close matches. If you win more often than lose, it’s obviously good. It was very important that we kept believing. It was great to see us execute our skills to the best of our abilities,” added Mayank.

Apart from its poor showing against Kolkata Knight Riders, KXIP has been on the rise, succeeding in its remaining three encounters. “We are playing really good cricket. The balance of the side is good, we have got players coming in, performing and claiming their spots. They are owning up the responsibility,” he said. ‘Universal Boss’ Chris Gayle sat out the other day courtesy a back injury. The well-built West Indian flexed his muscles on Thursday but was absent during the training session on Friday. Mayank confirmed the opener is available for selection. “I can’t tell youwhether he is playing or not (laughs), buthe is fit.”

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