Of one-handed Yuvi!

“Yuvraj with one hand can hit the ball farther than we can manage with both hands! He is fine and practised hard today,” said the left-hander after his team’s practice session on Monday.

Kings XI have been hit by a series injuries to key players, including the Australian duo of batsman Shaun Marsh and paceman Brett Lee, who has already flown back to Sydney to seek an expert advice.

“Lee has gone to Sydney to consult his surgeon and the medical report is awaited. We should get that in a couple of days. We anticipate his return within ten days,” said coach Tom Moody, who joined his team here.Reflecting on Kings XI’s loss to the Delhi Daredevils, Sangakkara said it was the failure of the batsmen to put up a big total that curtailed their chances. “It's about putting your best eleven on the park and giving it your best. We go in with seven batsmen and ideally, everyone should contribute. If key batsmen can score, it will surely help the team.”

Having taken over the captaincy from Yuvraj, it wasn’t an ideal start for the Sri Lankan left-hander, but he refused to read too much into it. “I have just done one match, maybe I will be in a better position to explain after about five to six games. “You don’t lose morale after one loss but I do know that you will lose a game if you play badly.”

Though a crucial catch and a couple of run out chances went abegging, Sangakkara said he was overall happy with the fielding standards. “We fielded well in patches and we created a few run out opportunities as well. But we need to improve, we should hit the stumps more often and convert even half chances.”

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