IPL 2017: We need to win almost all the remaining games, says Hashim Amla

Kings XI Punjab have now lost four of their last matches and are fifth in the table with just four points.

Updated: April 21, 2017 8:01 pm
Hashim Amla hit a fine 60-ball 104 against Mumbai Indians at the Holkar Stadium in Indore. (Source: BCCI)

After the defeat to Mumbai Indians, Kings XI Punjab are now fifth in the table with just four points. However, opener Hashim Amla was optimistic about his teams chances and said, “We will get together after this game and will discuss about our strategy going forward. We need to win almost all of the remaining games and we would like to do that while playing attacking cricket.” “It’s just halfway through the tournament and I believe everyone has a chance to make the playoffs right now.”, he added.

Kings XI Punjab opener Hashim Amla went on record to say that it was the Mumbai Indians’ powerful batting in the powerplay that proved to be the decisive factor for their loss in Indore on Thursday.

TeamsMWLDPNRR
MI14104020+0.784
KXIP1495018+0.176
SH1485017+0.599
KKR1486016+0.641
KXIP1477014-0.009
DD1468012-0.512
GL1441008-0.412
RCB1431007-1.299

At the post-match press conference, Amla said, “Mumbai (Indians) played exceptionally well today and they were able to score a lot of runs in the powerplays which turned out to the crucial factor in the game.”

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Speaking about his innings, Amla said, “I am really glad to get some runs. It was a good wicket for batting and I am really happy that I could take advantage of the situation. Hopefully, this will be the start of something great and we will be able to get a victory in the next match.”

Speaking about the wicket on offer he said,” The wicket today was different from the first two matches. In the previous games, it provided some assistance to the bowlers but today was completely a batter’s day.”

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