A battle between two left-handers. Chris Gayle (Kings XI Punjab) and Gautam Gambhir (Delhi Daredevils) each open the innings and experience razing the opposition, however in barely alternative ways. Whereas Gayle specialises within the stand-and-deliver strategy to usher in monstrous whirlwinds to totally deflate bowlers, Gambhir employs a extra studious strategy, dissecting gaps within the discipline, gathering singles and twos, apart from, after all, putting common boundaries.
The distinction in depicted by the distinction within the fours-to-sixes ratio. Whereas Gayle has 835 fours and 819 sixes in 323 Twenty20 matches, Gambhir has solely 89 sixes whereas having struck 739 fours within the 245 matches he has performed in his Twenty20 profession.
In distinction to Gayle, Gambhir additionally garners strong management to his staff. Underneath him, Kolkata Knight Riders has received two Indian Premier League (IPL) titles.
Gayle, purchased for his base value of ₹2 crore, has depicted he nonetheless retains the pizzazz of previous at 38, just lately demolishing UAE within the ICC World Cup Qualifier with a knock of 123. Like Gambhir, Gayle has immense Twenty20 expertise, and is arguably the world’s foremost Twenty20 celebrity.
Gambhir, purchased for ₹2.80 crore by Daredevils, can be eager to assist his staff erase its unsuccessful IPL previous this time.
Who will trump the opposite on Sunday?