Having made a "full recovery" from his stomach bug, Chris Gayle is likely to be available for the Kings XI Punjab's next game against the Royal Challengers Bangalore on Thursday, the franchise posted on their website.

Gayle, who is yet to feature in IPL 2020, was unavailable for the Kings XI's last couple of games due to a stomach infection. He was also temporarily admitted to the hospital but returned to training on Monday after his recovery.

According to the Kings XI's head coach Anil Kumble, Gayle was in line to play his first game of the season against the Sunrisers Hyderabad last week but the infection kept him out. He then missed the game against the Kolkata Knight Riders too for the same reason, which the Kings XI lost by two runs on the last ball in a dramatic turnaround.

The Kings XI's campaign is struggling to find steam at the moment - they have just one win from seven games and are at the bottom of the points table.

Gayle, 41, was the second-highest run-getter for the Kings XI last season with 490 runs from 13 innings at a strike rate of 153.60.