The 5 Karnataka gamers within the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) squad skilled on the Simply Cricket grounds in Bengaluru on Friday. Okay.L. Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Okay. Gowtham (in pic) and J. Suchith skilled in open nets, underneath the supervision of head coach Anil Kumble.
The session started with KXIP captain Okay.L. Rahul and fellow India worldwide Mayank Agarwal batting collectively on the centre pitch. The duo began slowly, earlier than opening up with some large pictures. Spinners Gowtham and Suchith had a protracted bowl and had been joined by just a few native internet bowlers.
Karun Nair got here in subsequent and adopted a circumspect method whereas Gowtham stayed true to his naturally attacking fashion with the bat. Suchith was the final man to have successful.
Kumble, who watched the proceedings with eager curiosity, acknowledged later that it was key for gamers to step by step ease their approach into match-fitness. “We’re going to UAE practically three and a half weeks earlier than the match begins. That is the primary time an IPL crew has received collectively that early. We additionally play just a few apply video games, and that ought to give the gamers some confidence,” Kumble stated.