IPL 2020 | Kevin Pietersen names Indian youngster he ‘can’t wait to see again’; backs DC to win title

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Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen has named the one Indian youngser he “can’t wait to see again” within the upcoming version of the IPL.

The 2020 version of the Indian Premier League will start on September 19 with earlier yr’s finalists, Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings assembly one another within the season’s opener. The two sides will play the curtain-raiser of the match in Abu Dhabi.

The 2020 season shall be important for a lot of causes – a significant one being the return of a majority Indian cricketers amid the coronavirus pandemic. One of such gamers is Shubman Gill, the youngster who represents the Kolkata Knight Riders.

Aged 21, Gill is likely one of the key members of the franchise, and can bear important accountability within the upcoming season. Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen has heaped reward on the youngster, including that he is trying ahead to watching him play.

“It’s always exciting to watch some of the incredible young talent that comes out of India during the IPL,” Pietersen instructed Betway.

“One that I can’t wait to see again is Shubman Gill, who plays for Kolkata Knight Riders, the fourth-favourites to win this year’s competition. 

“He is a younger opening batsman who I assumed was very unfortunate to miss out on the India squad for the World Cup in England after a superb 2019 IPL. He averaged greater than 30 as a 19-year-old throughout that competitors. I believe he’s positively any individual that we are going to be watching on our tv screens for a very long time.

“He’s got all the shots. He can play classical cricket, but he has the ability to turn it on and hit sixes at will. He’s young, entertaining and I think he’s got a bright future.”

Pietersen has performed for quite a few IPL sides together with Delhi Capitals, and admitted that he needs the franchise to carry its maiden title this yr.

“The Delhi Capitals are a favourite of mine. I had my best IPL years at Delhi,” he added.

“I love the ownership structure, and I am still very close to them now. I also had some of my best innings with Delhi and enjoyed a great rapport with the fans of the franchise. 

“I’d actually love them to flip a nook and for everyone to hearth this yr. They’ve acquired Ricky Ponting as their coach, Anrich Nortje and Kagiso Rabada as their abroad bowlers, and a few very thrilling Indian expertise on their books. 

“I want them to win it.”

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