Kings XI Punjab Youngsters Combine to Impress Skipper George Bailey

Kings XI Punjab have played a fearless brand of cricket in IPL 7. While veterans have shown the way, youngsters like Akshar Patel, Karanveer Singh and Rishi Dhawan were very impressive against Rajasthan Royals.

updated: May 24, 2014 12:24 IST
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Kings XI Punjab displayed excellent cricket once again to beat Rajasthan Royals by 16 runs in Mohali on Friday. While explosive batting has been the trademark of this side, skipper George Bailey was pleased with the bowling effort from young guns Akshar Patel, Karanveer Singh and Rishi Dhawan. (Match report | Scorecard | Highlights)

In a match that eventually helped Kings XI Punjab book the No.1 spot in the points table, Akshar, Karanveer and Dhawan claimed seven wickets together. The raw force of the bowling might was such that even big-hitting Rajasthan talents like Ajinkya Rahane (23 off 26) and Shane Watson (0) failed to make an impact. (Match in pics)

"Karanveer was patient today and he bowled beautifully tonight. I thought Rishi and Akshar were excellent too," said a pleased Bailey at the post-match presentation.

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