Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Declared injured, Shaun Marsh loses his cool

Kings XI Punjab coach Sanjay Bangar was crystal clear in announcing the injuries of Shaun Marsh and George Bailey ahead of Friday's match against Delhi Daredevils.

"We have some injury concerns. Shaun has got hit on his toe during practice and George has hurt his shoulder," said Bangar after the practice session on Thursday.

While Bailey was seen carrying an ice pack on his shoulder after practice, Marsh looked disgusted after finishing his knock in the nets.

After an hour of batting in the nets, Marsh strode towards the tent where players keep their kit bags. He flung all three bats before banging his helmet hard on the ground. It bounced out of the tent.

Soon Glenn Maxwell, who had been dropped for the last two matches, walked out of the tent to gear up for a knock. He had already rolled his arm over for over an hour. Clearly, Marsh wasn't pleased at the prospect of having to miss another match. He had made a significant impact after having made the playing XI late in the tournament.

With their regular captain Bailey struggling to get fit and Virender Sehwag's form becoming a concern, the Kings XI are in a spot. However, Bangar pinned his hope on Maxwell to set their wavering campaign back on track.

"You have to have patience in dealing with Maxwell. But he can definitely leave an impact by the time the tournament ends. For us to go forward in the tournament, he has to play an important role," said the coach.

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