The Kings XI were dealt a blow with the injury to Adam Gilchrist, but one win and loss after David Hussey took over isn't too bad a record. Interestingly, it was Gilly's first game missed due to an injury, which by itself is a big achievement given that his career is already 16 years long.
I am surprised Hussey has not converted too many starts into something substantial. That goes with the fact that his strike-rate is quite un-Hussey like. I get the feeling his best is yet to come but the pitches they have played on could be one of the reasons.
Shaun Marsh made it count against the Mumbai Indians. He has hit his straps and is up and running and should cause a lot of heartache for the rivals.
The Kings XI play Mumbai next and the good news for the latter is that Sachin Tendulkar is back. His presence is a major lift and despite recent losses, they will start as favourites.
The writer is a former Australia batsman.