Already in the dumps, the Kings XI face an avoidable problem as the arrival of Azhar Mahmood, the former Pakistani all-rounder who is now a British citizen, has been delayed as he faces trouble getting his visa to play in the IPL.
Purchased by KXIP for $200,000, Mahmood was seen as
a vital investment in batting and bowling. With the team having lost both the opening games, the KXIP skipper Gilchrist is livid at the situation.
Pune warriors bower Ashish Nehra appeals for a wicket during match between Pune Warrior India vs Kings XI Punjab at Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium, Pune. (HT Photo/Sattish Bate)
"We bought the player seeing that he will be available for the whole season. We are on the eve of the third game and still we haven't been able to get access to the player," he said.