IPL 2017: Kings XI Skipper Maxwell Blamed On Bowlers And Fielders

Kings XI Punjab skipper Glenn Maxwell said about the loss as pretty devastating and blamed it on the poor fielding. As a few days back, fielding coach R Sridhar had said that he was proud on his sides has dropped in the least number in this IPL season. But on Sunday match performances he needs to take his words back as their team loss against Gujarat Lions.

After the match loss against Gujarat Lions, Kings XI skipper Maxwell said “Pretty devastating, 189 was enough, the bowlers and fielders let us down. We dropped three crucial catches. We haven’t won a heap of games in a row.”

“We’ve had to scrap. Unfortunately, we’ll lose Hashim and David Miller now, and we’ll have to look deep in our reserves and regroup.”


Maxwell said about the good win for Gujarat Lions, “We had too many injuries (this year). (But) still a good season for the youngsters.”

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Lions captain Suresh Raina said about chasing 190 runs, “Smithy (Smith) and Ishan gave us the platform and later on me and DK (Dinesh Karthik) had a good partnership. I think it was about six-over partnerships. Sandy (Sandeep Sharma) and Mohit (Sharma) bowled brilliantly in between, but me and DK rotated the strike really well. When you’re chasing 190, you need a good start, and that’s what we’ve had in the last couple of matches.”


Smith was awarded the Man-of-the-Match and said about their sides bad performances. “(It’s) still disappointed about my performances over the past games.  I think my natural game is like that, it was just about staying out there as long as possible, and if I do that we’ll stay in front of the run rate.”

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Smith added, “I knew once I stay out there, runs will come for sure. We’re already out of the tournament, so we can’t worry about that, we just need to keep going on and look to damage some other teams as well.”

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