IPL 2019, KXIP vs RR: Ravichandran Ashwin the all-rounder has been an enormous asset for crew, says David Miller

Mohali: Kings XI Punjab batsman David Miller has heaped reward on captain Ravichandran Ashwin for his all-round abilities, saying the wily operator has been an enormous asset for the crew.

Kings XI Punjab skipper Ravichandran Ashwin in motion towards Rajasthan Royals. Sportzpics

Ashwin and opener KL Rahul performed pivotal roles as Kings XI produced an excellent all-round efficiency to script a snug 12-run win over Rajasthan Royals in a second leg IPL conflict to deliver their marketing campaign again on observe on Tuesday.

Rahul hit a 47-ball 52, whereas Ashwin (2/24) smashed 17 off 4 balls within the final over after which took two essential wickets as KXIP bounced again after successive losses within the final two matches to document their fifth win this IPL.

“(Skipper) Ashwin has contributed extremely well with bat and bowl,” Miller instructed a post-match press convention right here.

The South African stated that it’s not simply together with his bowling, however Ashwin has additionally chipped in with helpful contributions with the bat placing the crew in good positions.

“His bowling has been extremely good. His economy rate has been really low and he’s got wickets as well”.

“He has been a huge asset in our bowling department and again tonight he bowled really well and it was great performance leading from the front.”

The different spinner Murugan Ashwin additionally bowled nicely, incomes a scalp in addition to giving freely 24 runs from his 4 overs.

“We tried to use big side of the boundary to advantage. Both Ashwins bowled extremely well, they kept us in the game in that middle period… Rajasthan needed 50 odd in the last three overs, but our bowlers did their job and we are happy with that,” stated Miller.

He stated that it was an total good crew efficiency with contributions in all of the three departments of the sport.

Kings XI Punjab gamers Moises Henriques and Mujeeb Ur Rahman picked up accidents, giving their crew a minor scare within the second half of the IPL.

While Henriques, who was set to make his KXIP debut, injured himself throughout warm-up earlier than the sport towards Rajasthan Royals, Aghanistan spinner Mujeeb harm his shoulder within the match.

Asked if you see a participant getting injured simply earlier than the World Cup, does it have an effect on a participant mentally, Miller replied, “I feel it is all the time going to be there. Nowadays, there may be a lot cricket all year long, so you must put that apart, that is how we prepare, keep good and match and just be sure you are in a great bodily situation, it’s what it’s.

“Unfortunately, it is part of the game if you are going to get injured, you don’t want to see someone get injured. I don’t know how Moises is at the moment. We will have to wait and see and hope he recovers quickly because there is still some important games coming up in IPL,” Miller added.

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Published Date: April 17, 2019

| Updated Date: April 17, 2019


Updated Date: Apr 17, 2019 12:16:22 IST