On Wednesday, Gayle bounced back to form after a sedate start. KL Rahul now has 1 hundred and 3 fifties in 7 matches for KXIP this season. DC's Shikhar Dhawan becomes fifth player to surpass 5000 run mark in IPL Photogallery. Chris Gayle had hit 79 against Rajasthan Royals in KXIP's season opener on March 25. His aggressive nature can allow Rohit to play his natural game. If they can support Rahul, one can expect the side to push for the playoffs and then we all know anything can happen. The dashing batsman’s form is something the northern franchise will be keen to build on and go the distance. The 12th edition of the Indian Premier League IPL 2019 is going on a strong level for KL Rahul. And to have someone like Rahul taking the charge and rallying the team around him, it could go on to determine KXIP’s campaign. IPL 2019: KL Rahul, who was bought by Kings XI Punjab for Rs 11 crore in 2018, scored his 100th run for the team in only his 23rd match. KL Rahul finished with 100 not out off 64 balls and said the plan for him to bat as deep as possible. He had scored a hundred against Sunrisers Hyderabad besides 3 fifties. He has special interest in Cricket and Football. What KXIP need is the other batsmen to come in and be more responsible. But it was not easy and I am happy with the way we finished. Does not matter who runs in, I am looking to hit the ball for a six," Rahul said. With the ICC World Cup 2019 less than 50 days away, the timing for Rahul hitting form is near perfect. Take a bow, @klrahul11 What an innings by the @lionsdenkxip opener as he brings up his maiden #VIVOIPL #KXIP 197/4 after 20 overs pic.twitter.com/czmaVNnXTv. I agree to the Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy. The 12th edition of the Indian Premier League IPL 2019 is going on a strong level for KL Rahul. Dhawan’s struggles can be seen and he has hardly gone going. This website uses cookies. An ardent follower of sports, Rajdeep is a journalist with over 8 years experience across mediums. KL Rahul raises his bat after bringing up his third half-century of IPL 2019. 1 crore (US$ 166,000 approx.). (AFP) cricket The southpaw was traded in by DC to give the side a solid start and take the game to the next level. With KL Rahul, Chris Gayle brought up a century opening stand after Mumbai Indians skipper Kieron Pollard won the toss and decided to bowl. Please enter your username or email address to reset your password. KXIP have developed into a better unit this season from last term and credit goes to R Ashwin for his superb captaincy skills. While MI put up a challenging total of 176 runs, KXIP chased it down, courtesy Rahul's prolific innings of 71. The IPL run-machine was slow to get off the blocks, but once he settled in, there’s no stopping the opening wicket-keeper batsman. Rahul hasn’t played much ODIs though (14), but this is the right time to invest in him as he is the in-form batsman. BLOGI SCORECARDKL Rahul looked in devastating touch as he guided Kings XI Punjabto a comfortable six-wicket win over Chennai Super Kingsin Mohali on Sunday. In an interview with India Today, Rahul had said he wanted to be more disciplined with the World Cup in mind. The runs have come and their experience is something that bodes well for the Indian team. Rahul isn’t a one-season wonder. Home / Cricket / IPL 2019, KXIP vs MI: Turning point – KL Rahul ups the ante in run chase Kings XI Punjab cricketer K. L. Rahul takes off wicket bails after winning the match. It remains to be seen in what capacity do India use Rahul. KXIP are currently fourth in the table with four wins and three losses. He is also the only man to hit 300 sixes in the Indian Premier League. He needs to be trusted in the ODI format. A poor strike-rate has hampered his cause as well. So far these players have been doing well. Three fifties and an unbeaten century later, Rahul has shown his character for Kings XI Punjab in IPL 2019. Sportzpics Sportzpics Rahul (71 not out) and Agarwal (55) stitched 114 runs off 84 balls for the second wicket to take Kings XI close to the target. Your email address will not be published. Rahul and Sarfaraz Khan got the runs but failed to step up the momentum and finish off the game. For reprint rights: Syndications Today, IPL 2019: KXIP star KL Rahul hits maiden Indian Premier League hundred. © 2020 All Rights Reserved | Kyrosports - Powered by CodEye Technologies. The major question for him will be that whether he can carry on the good work in England where the conditions are different. See more of : kl rahul Kings XI Punjab beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by six wickets at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium on April 8, 2019 in Mohali, Chandigarh. But that’s a challenge Rahul will cherish. Kyrosports is an all-sports website, with multinational audience and writers. "Lost for breath a little bit. He scored 4 against Rajasthan Royals and got out for 1 against Kolkata Knight Riders. Visit our. Winning the toss, KXIP's Ravichandran Ashwin decided to bowl, as he moved in with a bowling dominated side. 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During the 2019 IPL, Chris Gayle became the fastest to 4000 IPL runs. "After the first six overs, whoever looks good, looks to take off. Fresh round of Centre-farmers' talks fail to yield any result, what's next? He is also perhaps someone who could actually go on and make the difference for the side as far their chances in the playoffs arise. He would be eager to continue his brilliant form in the upcoming matches for Kings XI Punjab. I see KL Rahul is finally batting like KL Rahul, but KXIP needed him to do this earlier when their hopes were alive. In 11 matches last year, Gayle had scored 368 runs. With the ICC World Cup 2019 less than 50 days away, going into the tourney with solid form is key for players. In the ongoing season, Rahul has scored 525* runs and holds a lead of 132 runs over second-placed Mayank Agarwal. Rohit Sharma and Dhawan are India’s go to options for the World Cup as openers. Axar Patel of Delhi Capitals celebrates the wicket of KL Rahul. In 2018, he scored 659 runs from 14 matches. It has been a fine display by the Karnataka batsman, who is showing that he can be looked upon more than just a squad player in the Indian cricket team for the upcoming ICC World Cup 2019. KL Rahul now has 1 hundred and 3 fifties in 7 matches for KXIP this season. MORE FROM IPL 2019 K.L. IPL 2019: KL Rahul did not come good with the bat but made up for it with a game-changing catch to dismiss Steve Smith for 19 off 16 balls. The two senior cricketers have been hugely successful in the past few years and they have done remarkably well as a pair upfront. What India can actually do is give Rahul the license to express himself at the top and play freely. IPL - Through the years On the back of his performances in the Syed Mushtaq Ali tournament in 2013, KL Rahul was drafted into the Royal Challengers Bangalore set … Rahul, who had Rahul has already amassed 317 runs in the ongoing season and he holds the card for the side’s good showing this term. He is replicating his heroics for the second successive year and KXIP couldn’t have asked for more. Once Gayle was dismissed, the scoring rate fell and KXIP lost David Miller and Karun Nair in quick succession. Chris Gayle was in fine form for KXIP in the 2018 IPL. And Dhawan’s lack of confidence could serve as a stumbling block. Rahul attracted plenty of attention at the subsequent IPL auction, and finally went to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs. KL Rahul played a fine role as Kings XI Punjab outsmarted Mumbai Indians by 8 wickets in ninth match of IPL 2019 in Mohali on Saturday. The other bright spark for KXIP was Chris Gayle's fiery form Wednesday night. 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The site covers mainstream sports like Football Cricket Tennis Basketball Hockey Formula One Badminton professional wrestling, mixed martial arts, and boxing as well as niche ones like kabaddi and squash through news, articles. With a win against the table toppers in their final match, Punjab finished their IPL 2019campaign on a high. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Against Sunrisers Hyderabad, KL Rahul saw his team through to victory with an ubeaten 71 before hitting another fifty against Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede. He has been donning the opener’s hat across formats and even in domestic cricket.. Why change that momentum? Now coming into the ICC World Cup 2019, the right-handed batsman is generally being eyed as a back-up opener. Rahul’s majestic ton powered Punjab to a challenging 197/4 in 20 overs. Users engage on the website, read, write and post comments while interacting with like-minded fans from all over the globe. Your email address will not be published. About Press Copyright Contact us Creators Advertise Developers Terms Privacy Policy & Safety How YouTube works Test new features KL Rahul IPL Contract with Kings XI Punjab October 8, 2020 By sportekz Lokesh Rahul well known as (KL Rahul) in cricket today, his career began in season 2013 with the team of Royal Challengers Bangalore, he is currently highest paid players in Kings XI Punjab team. Rahul's streak of fifties started against Chennai Super Kings when he made 55. For the first 6 overs, the plan was simple: both of us look to play cricketing shots," Rahul told the broadcasters after KXIP's innings. He knows that the World Cup being such a coveted tournament comes once in every four years and a player has to take his game to the next level. but that has been missing. He then Jasprit Bumrah for a six to move to 98 and on the fourth ball of the final over, ran two to bring up his first ever IPL hundred off 63 balls. Rahul's knock comprised six fours and six sixes. KL Rahul slammed his maiden IPL hundred against Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on Wednesday. On Wednesday, KL Rahul was the more subdued in a 116-run stand for the first wicket with Chris Gayle who blasted a 36-ball 63. Even though K L Rahul did not perform too shabbily behind the stumps, KXIP would have to seriously consider having a full-time wicket-keeper for their 2019 IPL … Last year, KL Rahul made 95 not out which was his career-best score in the IPL before tonight. Privacy Policy Agreement * That they could not do so despite wickets in hand and wayward CSK bowling towards the end would KL Rahul has been simply sensational in this year’s IPL so far, with 317 runs from 7 matches Despite his maiden IPL century, Kings XI Punjab lost the match by 3 wickets in a thrilling encounter. Dhawan’s inconsistency means it could put the Indian team in a spot of bother. With Rahul providing that extra bit of cushion, there could be a sense of comfort in the ranks. But going by what’s on offer, the best bet would be to utilise him as an opener and back him for a while. Asked to recall his six-hitting spree against Hardik Pandya in the 19th over, Rahul said he was focussed on the ball and not the bowler: "I am focussing on the ball, now the bowler. IPL 2019: KL Rahul holds firm to guide Kings XI Punjab past Sunrisers Hyderabad KL Rahul added 114 runs with Mayank Agarwal for the second wicket to put Kings XI Punjab in the driver's seat. Rahul has been with the Indian team for quite a while now and he understands what’s the need of the hour. This is a strong situation for India and credit to Rahul where due. He seems to have started from where he left off in 2018. Rahul can bring solidity to the table. KL Rahul holds the record for the joint most fifties in Test cricket along with Chris Rogers, Kumar Sangakkara, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Andy Flower and Everton Weeks. Hyderabad scored 150 runs and lost 4 wickets in 20 overs. Here we analyse why Rahul’s strong IPL form augurs well for India in the upcoming ICC World Cup 2019. In IPL 2019, he piled up 593 runs to make it to the 2019 World Cup squad as a reserve opener. After a fantastic IPL with Kings Xi Punjab, the Karnataka player is hot property and … KL Rahul hit his 3rd successive fifty-plus score and his maiden IPL hundred as Kings XI Punjab dominated Mumbai Indians in match 24 of the 2019 Indian Premier League at the Wankhede Stadium on Wednesday. The 26-year-old Karnataka batsman reached the milestone in the final over of KXIP’s innings and remained unbeaten on 100 off 64 balls. From March 2017 to August 2017, KL Rahul made 7 successive fifties against Australia and Sri Lanka. Rahul has shown that he can play the long innings on a consistent basis and take his side past the line when required rather than scoring briskly and getting out. His sequence of scores read: 90, 51, 57, 60, 51 not out, 57 and 85. He is a right-handed batsman and a wicket-keeper. This video is about Indian Cricketer KL RAHUL _ QUEEN OF THE SKIES by Nicolai Heidlas "Royalty Free Music from HookSounds" http://www.hooksounds.com Rahul, on the other hand, has gone from strength to strength. Rahul’s form can be cashed upon by Team India during the World Cup. Being in form is a crucial factor that can determine success and Rahul has all the credentials to perform well and show he is more than just an IPL player. Required fields are marked *. IPL superstar KL Rahul was left red-faced after being caught shouting ‘oh f**k’ as his Kings XI Punjab team conceded a boundary to Royal Challengers Bangalore. He then hit an unbeaten 71 against Mumbai Indians, was dismissed for 15 against Delhi Capitals before the straight fifty-plus scores. Rahul’s utility as a top order batsman needs to be taken care of by the Indian side. Expectations for IPL 2019 KL Rahul was one of the stars of the 2018 edition and led KXIP from the front. KL Rahul was watchful for most part of the innings but he exploded in the penultimate over of the innings when he blasted Hardik Pandya for 3 sixes and a 4 to move into the 90s. By continuing to use this website you are giving consent to cookies being used. All teams play nine matches before the semi-final round and even if someone runs out of form, there is this solid depth awaiting. He also has a high score of an unbeaten 95, set in 2018 during his Punjab stint. IPL 2020: KL Rahul 06 Nov 2020: IPL 2020: KL Rahul's season in numbers The 2020 edition of Indian Premier League might be over for Kings XI Punjab, but they have plenty of positives to reflect upon.One of them was SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) on Monday defeated Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) by 45 runs to strengthen their chances of qualifying for the playoffs. That’s where someone like a Rahul comes into play. The site also provides its use live coverage of cricket matches (including liveblogs and scorecards). — KASHISH (@crickashish217) May 5, 2019 That’s a sensational 50 from @klrahul11 super stuff. KL Rahul boasts of a strike rate of 137.85 in his IPL career. Dhawan can be the back-up instead. Also, the KXIP batsman is better suited as an opener rather than any other position. The IPL run-machine was slow to get off the blocks, but once he settled in, there’s no stopping the opening wicket-keeper batsman. K L Rahul played the role of a sheet anchor to perfection as Kings XI Punjab returned to winning ways with a comfortable eight-wicket victory over Mumbai Indians in an IPL … At the moment, Rahul’s form is key and he will be eyeing to make the most from it with the World Cup around the corner. KXIP won the toss and chose to bowl. Honestly thought the way Chris and I started, we would get over 200 but lost our way in the middle. IPL 2019, SRH vs KXIP: KL Rahul defends playing slow initially Chasing a huge 213 run total, KL Rahul (79 off 56; 4x4, 5x6) made a valiant effort with the bat but lacked support from the other end as Kings XI were restricted to 167 for eight. He seems to have started from where he left off in 2018. But going by what we are seeing, he can now also push someone like a Shikhar Dhawan to nail a place in the starting XI. KL Rahul hit his 3rd successive fifty-plus score and his maiden IPL hundred as Kings XI Punjab dominated Mumbai Indians in match 24 of the 2019 Indian Premier League at the Wankhede Stadium on Wednesday. This sense of responsibility means a lot. (, KXIP star KL Rahul hits maiden Indian Premier League hundred, IPL 2019: Enjoying my batting, says KL Rahul after consistent performances for Kings XI, IPL 2019: KL Rahul shines as Kings XI pip Sunrisers and vault into top 4, KL Rahul hit his maiden IPL hundred off 63 ball during the KXIP-MI match at the Wankhede on Wednesday, KL Rahul has scored 1 hundred and 3  fifties in the 2019 Indian Premier League for KXIP, KL Rahul and Chris Gayle (63) were involved in a 116-run stand for the 1st wicket vs Mumbai Indians. Rahul, with 317 runs, is currently the second highest run-getter in this season of the IPL, with current Orange Cap … Besides Rahul, the likes of Chris Gayle and Mayank Agarwal are the players being counted upon to get the runs. He has shown his credentials and eye for runs which makes him a sorted player in any T20 franchise. This is the best moment where he can be counted upon. They could have had a few more victories, but the middle order has stalled them on occasions. KL Rahul had a poor start to the IPL this year. Dhawan has been terrible  in IPL 2019 so far and he hasn’t fired for Delhi Capitals. Between that 79 vs the Royals and the hundred vs KXIP, Chris Gayle made 20, 40, 5 and 16. For … If Chris plays for 12 overs, it's deadly for the opposition After Chris got out, we lost some more quick wickets," he said. India can go into the World Cup knowing that they have three strong players in the ranks and can rotate the same if needed. And one can feel that he can be the ideal player to open the innings alongside Rohit when needed. 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