[caption id="attachment_824753" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-824753" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/gayle_BCCI.jpg" alt="" width="628" height="355" /> Flamboyant West Indies opener Chris Gayle has achieved his fitness after recovering from a back injury. @BCCI[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>Flamboyant West Indies opener <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/chris-gayle/news/">Chris Gayle</a> has achieved his fitness after recovering from a back injury which kept him away from the last game against Delhi Capitals, said <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/kings-xi-punjab" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Kings XI Punjab</a> batsman <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/mayank-agarwal/">Mayank Agarwal</a> Saturday. <p></p> <p></p>Gayle, who has been in good form, had missed Kings XI's last match against <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/delhi-capitals" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Delhi Capitals</a> but it didn't affect their game as his replacement <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/Sam-Curran">Sam Curran</a> claimed four wickets, which included a hat-trick, to help the team register a 14-run win. (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/articles/ipl-2019-how-delhi-capitals-capitulated-against-kings-xi-punjab-823071">IPL 2019: How Delhi Capitals capitulated against Kings XI Punjab</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>"I can't tell you whether he (Chris Gayle) is playing or not (laughs), but he is fit," Agarwal told reporters on the eve of Saturday's match against <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/Chennai-Super-Kings">Chennai Super Kings</a> at the MA Chidambaram stadium here. <p></p> <p></p>Three-time champions CSK are coming into the match after suffering a 37-run loss against Mumbai Indians but Agarwal said the hosts are an experienced side and simply ruthless at home. <p></p> <p></p>"It (CSK) is a quality outfit and it knows the ground well. It is an experienced side and it is quite ruthless when it comes to Chepauk or elsewhere," he said. <p></p> <p></p>"Important thing for us would be to stick to our strengths and do what we are doing well. We can take a lot of heart from the last game. Keep believing, keep backing and keep executing our skills. <p></p> <p></p>"And if we do that and stick to our process, we should play good cricket. From there, the result will take care of itself," he added. (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/ipl-2019-csk-vs-kxip-top-spot-at-stake-as-ms-dhonis-chennai-super-kings-face-r-ashwins-kings-xi-punjab-824531">IPL 2019, CSK vs KXIP: Top spot at stake as MS Dhoni s Chennai Super Kings face R Ashwin s Kings XI Punjab</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>Punjab had fought back from the brink to defeat Delhi in their last match and Agarwal said winning close games has boosted the team's morale. <p></p> <p></p>"If you win games like those, it will boost your morale and confidence. In IPL, you play a lot of close games. If you win more often than lose, it's obviously good," he said. <p></p> <p></p>"It was very important that we kept believing and it was great to see us execute our skills to the best of our abilities." <p></p> <p></p>The 28-year-old from Bengaluru praised his Kings XI captain <a title="Ravichandran Ashwin (C)" href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/ravichandran-ashwin/">Ravichandran Ashwin</a>, who is returning to Chepauk where he plays domestic cricket. <p></p> <p></p>"He is a thinking cricketer. There is a lot of planning as to why we are playing a particular batsman or a bowler and where we are using them. (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/ipl-2019-hamstring-tear-rules-out-chennai-super-kings-dwayne-bravo-for-two-weeks-824704">IPL 2019: Hamstring tear rules out Chennai Super Kings Dwayne Bravo for two weeks</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>"He is excited to come here, obviously this is home for him when he plays domestic cricket. It should be good and he is looking forward to the challenge," he said. <p></p> <p></p>"He is giving responsibility to people and defining the roles of each person in a straightforward manner. That actually helps the team and helps the individual prepare accordingly."