IPL 5: Gayle storm to hit KKR today

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Published: Tuesday, April 10, 2012, 13:45 [IST]
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IPL 5: Gayle to play against KKR today

Bangalore, Apr 10: Royal Challengers Bangalore's Chris Gayle is declared fit to play today's clash against Kolkata Knight Riders at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore.

Royal Challengers' Bangalore played their opening match without Gayle, as the Jamaican was not completely fit.

With only four overseas players allowed to play, Chris Gayle will replace Andrew Mc Donald who played a vital role in RCBs opening match against Delhi Daredevils.

This further suggests that Tillakaratne Dilshan, who joined the camp on Sunday, will have to wait for his turn as AB deVilliers and Muttaiah Muralitharan are certainties after the first match in the fifth season of IPL.

Though Virat Kohli failed to deliver in the first match, there are a lot of expectations on the 23 year old batsman, while Cheteshwar Pujara and Saurabh Tiwary will be keen on playing an important role in today's match against Kolkata Knight Riders.

RCB take on Kolkata Knight Riders, in their second match of the season. With Chris Gayle at the top, AB deVilliers, Virat Kohli, Mayank Agarwal to accelerate the momentum when required, Vettori-led RCB would look forward to win today's clash against Kolkata and make it two in a row, as Kolkata are suffering to play as a unit.

Batting woes topping the list of worries, Kolkata need to set things right before Gayle storm hits them in Bangalore as it happened in the fourth edition of IPL when Chris Gayle scored 102* off 55 balls against KKR at Eden Gardens in 2011.


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