KXIP set for Man Utd-esque comeback

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Last Updated: Wed, Oct 21st, 2020, 11:11:48hrs
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Paris Saint Germain (PSG) host Manchester United tonight in the Group H fixture of the Champions League. The Ole Gunnar Solskjaer-managed side would be happy to even hold the French champions and finalists of the previous edition to a draw in the inaugural fixture.

Times have changed at Manchester United. Chief Executive Ed Woodward has time and again failed to make the required signings and the club has lost its glory since the post-Ferguson era. 

Apart from all the success the club enjoyed under Sir Alex Ferguson one thing stood out - the Red Devils had developed a knack to find a winner in injury and were thus often referred as comeback kings.

KXIP within range to pull off similar show

It will be nothing less than a thrilling comeback for KXIP if they manage to enter the IPL 2020 playoffs. The KL Rahul-led side beat Delhi Capitals by five wickets to remain in contention to finish in the top four.  This was the second win on the trot for the Punjab franchise and the momentum looks to have changed towards them.

Chris Gayle made a thrilling return to the side after being benched for the initial matches and then being hospitalised for being ill. With the West Indies powerhouse in their ranks, KXIP looks like a much balanced side and pulled off a win without the in-form KL Rahul or Mayank Agarwal firing for the side. These are good signs as the franchise had largely been dependent on the Karnataka batsmen.

Nicholas Pooran was the aggressor in the match against Delhi Capitals on Tuesday but Glenn Maxwell, who has been out of form, played a perfect second fiddle as he rotated the strike to keep the scoreboard ticking.

It will also be a morale-boosting victory for KXIP as they beat the table toppers and one of the biggest contenders to win the IPL 2020. The Capitals, riding a success wave and after already having booked their spot in the playoffs, looked like a complacent unit. But, with some fine bowling performance at death from Mohammed Shami and a brilliant rescue knock from Pooran, KXIP crossed the line.

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