Kings XI keen on maintaining momemtum: Gilchrist

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Published: Saturday, May 5, 2012, 12:43 [IST]
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'Stakes getting higher after every game'

Mohali, May 5: Kings XI Punjab skipper Adam Gilchrist has said that his team would look to win more matches and ensure a play-off berth as stakes are getting higher and higher every day as more matches are being played in IPL these days.

"We are not looking at the points table with any great interest other than the fact that it feels good to be up there among the top teams. In this tournament, everyone can beat everyone else. Every game is important and we will try and continue to maintain winning streak," Gilchrist said ahead of KXIP's match against Rajasthan Royals on Saturday.

After their loss to Rajasthan Royals in the fifth season, they hope to avenge the loss at home, as the team is aware of its opposition's strengths and weakenesses though they are struggling hard to get their momentum back.

"The reality is that Rajasthan beat us first game up. We don't expect them to be any lesser team just because they have had few reverses in the last week or so," Gilchrist said.

After a languid start in the tournament, Kings XI have bounced back with a couple of wins, including the thriller against Royal Challengers Bangalore to jump to the fourth place in the points table.

"That was a bit disappointing regarding our opening as we didn't step into action right away. I am sure teams are continuing to produce their best in every game and stakes are getting higher with every game," said Gilchrist, who had his side's top run getter Mandeep Singh seated besides him.

He refused to comment on his return after he picked up a hamstring injury at the start of the tournament, he said the team has improved a lot under David Hussey's captaincy, who is leading the team in his absence.

Kings XI have so far won five games while Rajasthan Royals have won four out of 10 outings, which gives the home team an upper hand, as Rahul Dravid's XI has suffered a string of defeats including back-to-back losses at the hands of Delhi Daredevils.

When asked if all the teams will push extra hard to get some points during the last leg of the league phase, he said "I would sort of question why any team hadn't been scrambling to get best performance. You got to be doing that from day one."


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