Our batting needs to click: Gilchrist

Our batting needs to click: Gilchrist

 “We let ourselves down with our batting in the last match and we know that. We have to improve in our batting against Chennai,” Gilchrist said.

“Chennai obviously are defending champions and have a very similar composition with what they had in earlier editions. They will be confident enough after their win in the first game and we expect a tough fight, no doubt about that,” he told reporters at the match-eve press conference.

Gilchrist, who scored just one in KXIP’s opening match loss to Pune Warriors, said he was not averse to coming down the order if required.

“Anything is a possibility in T20 cricket. There is no set rule that I have to always open the batting. We have to look at what’s best for the team and take a decision accordingly,” said Gilchrist, a veteran of 96 Tests and 287 ODIs.

The retired Australian informed that compatriot David Hussey will arrive here in time for Wednesday’s match but will take a call later on whether to field him or not.

“Hussey will be joining us tonight after he arrives and will come into reckoning for tomorrow’s match. We will take a call after seeing how he is physically and mentally,” he said.

Talking about the Mohali pitch, Gilchrist said, “There is nice pace in it for the fast bowlers.”