HEADLINE: Punjab batting line-up putting Gayle, Pooran under 'undue' pressure

link CaribbeanCricket.com Joined: Mar 5, 2003
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4/28/21, 1:12:31 AM 

Former Indian cricketer, Pragyan Ojha, believes the Punjab Kings XI are heaping unnecessary pressure onto batsmen Chris Gayle and Nicholas Pooran, due to the team's approach to structuring its innings.

Pooran has struggled to make an impact in six matches so far this season, managing just a high score of 19 and failing to score on three occasions.  Gayle has had more of a mixed performance, scoring 40 plus on two occasions but also had a series of low scores, including a golden duck in the team’s last encounter against Kolkata Knightriders.

"They should think about 160-170 at first. But if you start thinking from the beginning that we have a very good batting line-up with Chris Gayle and Nicholas Pooran and we should aim 180-190 then you are putting undue pressure on (them),” Ojha told Cricbuzz.

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link shivnotout Joined: Nov 29, 2009
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4/30/21, 2:14:08 PM 
Gayle c de Villiers b Daniel Sams 46(24) [4s-6 6s-2]

That's the fourth duck in his last six innings for the West Indian. Pooran c Shahbaz Ahmed b Jamieson 0(3)

link InHindsight Joined: Feb 23, 2007
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5/1/21, 9:26:32 AM 
In reply to CaribbeanCricket.com

I see that way to but my thoughts as well is that they are trying to develop Indian cricket by putting them ahead

link Kay Joined: Jan 31, 2015
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5/1/21, 11:56:20 AM 
A load of hogwash!!

The bottom line is that all the teams are in it to win it and none of them will deliberately plan to underutilize any of their players to the detriment of the team's success.

Players are not machines and dry spells will always happen .....

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