Kings XI bat, Valthaty returns

In his fifth match of the season, Adam Gilchrist won his first toss and chose to bat. When asked why, he seemed nonplussed, left searching for words as the media training of many years deserted him. He finally managed to say that one of the reasons was that teams have managed to defend low totals this season.

His opposite number Cameron White, continuing as Sunrisers Hyderabad captain with Kumar Sangakkara sidelined, said he also would have wanted to bat first, calling the pitch “a bit patchy and interesting”. Sunrisers have been the one of the surprises of the season so far, sharing the top spot after four wins in six matches, including an astonishing heist against Pune Warriors when Amit Mishra took four wickets in five balls in the the penultimate over. Read more
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