Will get money's worth if Gayle, Yuvraj can win even two games: Sehwag

NEW DELHI: Their stock has nosedived in recent times but when Chris Gayle and Yuvraj Singh win a couple of video games for Kings XI Punjab within the upcoming Indian Premier League, mentor Virender Sehwag would take it as a decent go back on funding.

Gayle and Yuvraj had been each bought at a base value of Rs 2 crore by means of the Preity Zinta co-owned franchise.

The Jamaican dasher went unsold two times before being lapped up by means of KXIP while not one of the other teams bid for Yuvraj, obviously indicating that they are not considered as match-winners. However, Sehwag isn't complaining.

"It is great that they have come to us at their base price. It is surely a bargain. Who knows if there were more bidders, they could have gone as high as $1 million. They are big names and match winners, even if they win two-three games for us, we would get the return on investment," Sehwag stated during an interview on the sidelines of KXIP's jersey release on Tuesday.

While Yuvraj is a certain starter within the XI, no less than for the first few video games, Gayle isn't as Mayank Agarwal and Aaron Finch are expected to variety a potent opening combination. For now, Gayle is handiest positive to play the first game as Finch will probably be unavailable because of his wedding again in Australia.

"Finch is not available for the first game so most likely Gayle will play in his place. So the opening game is not a problem but we have a big headache after that. We will all sit together and take the call. I believe Finch is such a player that he can play anywhere," stated Sehwag.

The former Indian opener is also bullish on the group's probabilities to win its maiden trophy this season.

"The kind of team we have this year, we can win the championship. We have spent a lot of money on some of the players, so hopefully they will do the job. This surely is the best KXIP team in the last 10 years."

The group used to be brief on quality Indian gamers previous however this time it's loaded with them. Ravichandran Ashwin will captain the squad comprising Axar Patel, Karun Nair, KL Rahul, Barinder Sran, Mohit Sharma and the in-form Agarwal.

"Last few years, our Indian gamers weren't that good except Wriddhiman Saha and Axar Patel. That used to be one hole. If you wish to have to win the IPL, you have to have good Indian gamers. We have 4 to five of them this time.

"We had been additionally suffering with Indian batting line up which could hold the innings in combination. Guys like Rahul, Nair and Manoj Tiwary can hold the middle order. We have explosive openers in Gayle and Finch, and down the order we have David Miller. Hopefully, they're going to do neatly towards spinners," stated Sehwag.

The Ashwin-led spin department seems to be forged too however there isn't much revel in within the pace department. Australia's Andrew Tye leads the pace attack within the corporate of Sran, Sharma and UP's Ankit Rajpoot.

Sehwag does not see inexperience as a topic.


"We would not have an experienced bowling line-up however we have very good one. I am positive Ashwin will carry the most productive out of them."


Having a bowler as captain is also a large positive, in keeping with Sehwag.


"I have all the time felt a bowler-captain can win you extra video games. If 8, 10 or 15 runs are wanted within the final over, handiest bowler can you win that game.


"The way a bowler-captain thinks, he can also help other bowlers on the field. That is why I am a great fan of Kapil Dev, Imran Khan and Wasim Akram, who all made great captains," Sehwag added.
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