Kings XI will come hard at us: Whatmore

“However, we are not concerned with national Twenty20 selections as we have a big job at hand to do,” added Whatmore, stressing his team needs to win Saturday’s match to end their losing streak against the home side which has looked lacklustre in the Indian Premier League III so far.

“In Twenty20 any team is capable of beating anyone. Kings XI Punjab have won just one game and they will come hard at us and we are ready for the challenge,” Whatmore said.
Claiming that the outfit had learnt its lessons from the setbacks, Whatmore said, “It’s not a nice feeling after losing three matches on the trot. We are identifying areas we are lacking and during the past few days we have worked to fix them. We need our batsmen to put more runs on the board.”

Australian batsman David Hussey said the entire team was ready to bounce back in the tournament. “We had a great start to the season. We just need to focus on tomorrow’s game. It’s a must-win game for us. All the boys are ready and rearing to go,” he said.
While the KKR camp is little upset at Ishant’s exclusion, Kings XI Punjab captain Kumar Sangakkara today justified leggie Piyush Chawla’s selection in the Indian squad for the Twenty20 World Cup in the Caribbeans.

“He deserves it. He is performing well both with the ball and while fielding,” Sangakkara said.

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