‘Gayle storm’ likely to rock Kolkata Knight Riders at Chinnaswamy Stadium today

Chris Gayle is one such man who when on song can take the match away from the opposition with the blink of an eye. Fit Gayle is raring to roar again and that is enough to give struggling Team Kolkata the jitters when they run into a buoyant Team Bangalore in their IPL contest at the M Chinnaswamy stadium on Tuesday.

According to a report in The Times Of India, Bangalore's opening win against Team Delhi came as a morale-booster for an outfit that has always been a slow starter until the last edition of the League. “The availability of Gayle and Tillakaratne Dilshan only adds to skipper Daniel Vettori’s selection headaches. With only four overseas players allowed to play, Gayle is likely to replace Andrew McDonald while Dilshan may have to wait his turn. Wicketkeeper-batsman AB De Villiers, Vettori and spinner Muralitharan should retain their places,” adds the national daily.

Meanwhile, keeping up with its tradition making the players realize their mistakes, Brad Hodge was given a pink doll ‘Pinky’ by Team Rajasthan players as punishment for attending Saturday’s practice session late. Hodge was forced to carry ‘Pinky’ with him during the match on Sunday, reads a report in TOI.

“Even after returning to the pavilion, Hodge was forced to keep the doll with him. This system was started by former Rajasthan skipper Shane Warne for making the players realize their mistakes. Last season, the players who performed badly or who failed to follow the practice timings were handed the Pinky for 24 hours. The player had to carry it with him always, and in case he forgot to do so, the Pinky would stay with him for one more day. This year too, the Rajasthan team management is maintaining the trend.”