ABU DHABI: Mumbai Indians bowling coach Shane Bond has made it clear that his team would have to keep Kings XI Punjab skipper KL Rahul in check when the two teams face each other in their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 encounter at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium on Thursday.
Rahul has been in terrific form in the ongoing competition, having scored 222 runs in three innings and currently sits at the top of the list of leading run getters. He is followed by Mayank Agarwal, who has scored 221 runs in the three innings he has played.
"KL Rahul has got runs against us in the last few games, he is a brilliant player. He is a dynamic player and scores all throughout the ground. We also know that he takes his time during the middle overs. So it will be an opportunity for us to create pressure on him if he gets that far in his innings against us," Bond said on Wednesday while speaking to media in a virtual press conference.
"In the end, we cannot allow him to score runs in the areas he is strong at. We have a quality bowling attack, so we have to put him under pressure. We are confident with our batting lineup and have scored runs in all our matches. We are aware about the conditions as we have played two matches here," he added. (IANS)