Was the alround highly impressive performance of KXIP in their opening match to deceive? In that match it appeared as if they would be a team to beat in the tournament. But they have performed pathetically in the two matches since, including their match against RR on 14/4/2013. This was also a match most of which I couldn't follow on TV or internet.
Suppose your leading batsmen are not failing because they have been scripted to do so, but because they are out of form. Gilchrist for Punjab in this case. Then why would you play them if you are in the tournament to win it?
Simple basic thinking (even without knowledge of betting) will make one understand clearly that IPL and cricket is nothing but staged drama. But then it has been said that common sense is very uncommon.