IPL 2019: Young Sandeep Warrier showcased what he has to offer when he got his opportunity against Kings XI Punjab. The Kerala pacer may not have been able to impress in the match against Mumbai Indians but against KXIP, he dismissed KL Rahul and Chris Gayle within the powerplay. He was bowling quick and hitting the right length to get a false shot from the batsman. The 28-year-old was clocking in excess of 140 kmph consistently. His show in the powerplay has got Twitter excited as fans feel he is the next Indian fast bowling star. Also Read - IPL 2021: Mohammed Siraj Bowled The Most Brilliant Spell - Saba Karim
Here is how fans lavished praise for the youngster: Also Read - IPL 2021: KKR Fast Bowler Pat Cummins Never Felt Unsafe In India Amid Pandemic
Meanwhile, he is the highest wicket-taker for Kerala in 2018-19. He also has a hat-trick to his name in Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
Earlier in the day, Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Dinesh Karthik won the toss and elected to field against Kings XI Punjab in a must-win Indian Premier League (IPL) game for both teams here on Friday.
While KKR named the same team that won against Mumbai Indians at the Eden Gardens last week, Kings XI, looking to snap a three-game losing streak, brought back Sam Curran and Andrew Tye in place of Mujeeb Ur Rahman and David Miller.
Kings XI Punjab: KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Mandeep Singh, Sam Curran, R Ashwin (Captain), M Ashwin, Andrew Tye, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh
Kolkata Knight Riders: Chris Lynn, Shubman Gill, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (Captain/wicket-keeper), Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, Sunil Narine, Piyush Chawla, Harry Gurney, Sandeep Warrier