Royal Challengers Bangalore has been one of the unluckiest teams in the IPL history. It has been 13 years since the tournament started, but the franchise is yet to get their hands on the trophy. With the upcoming edition of the IPL just around the corner, fans are hoping that the team wins the title this time.
Meanwhile, Yuzvendra Chahal, the star spinner of Royal Challengers Bangalore has opined that the franchise’s death-over bowling has been their biggest weaknss over the last few years.
Recently, in an interview with Aakash Chopra, Yuzvendra Chahal pointed out that the runs have always leaked in the final few overs and have changed the momentum of matches.
Well, Aakash Chopra asked Yuzvendra Chahal if he is frustrated that RCB has had a poor three years despite exceptional performances from the likes of Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, and Chahal himself.
Responding to Aakash Chopra’s question, Chahal said that the team management always ponders the reasons while observing the performances. He further claimed that RCB has lost more than 30% of their matches due to the runs they have conceded in the last three overs. He said:
“It always comes to our mind what we should do next. I have played for RCB for 6 years, the problem has always been, other than the one year when we had Starc, our death-over bowling.”
“Because we keep a tight leash till the 16th or 17th over, but I feel we have lost at least 30% of the matches due to the last 3 overs.”
He said that the points conceded in these overs have always changed the momentum of the game. He said:
“If you restrict a team to 130-odd after 16 overs, you feel that you can keep them to 160 or at the most 170, but at times due to those 3 overs the score goes to 190 or 200. So that changes everything suddenly.”
However, he is very hopeful that this year, RCB will win the title as they have a lot of options for the death over. He said:
“But this year I am feeling for the first time that we have a lot of options at the death. Saini has got matured, Steyn Sir is there, Morris has come and then we have Umesh bhaiya.”
“So currently we have a lot of options compared to other years. Because earlier after 16 overs, I used to bowl the 17th over if required else we had only two bowlers to bowl the last 4 overs.”
“But now we have 3-4 options to bowl the last 4 overs. So this thing that we were missing earlier, we have covered now.”
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Gepostet von Aakash Chopra am Mittwoch, 19. August 2020
Apart from the bowlers mentioned above, RCB has also signed in Kane Richardson and Isuru Udana to their squad this year to take care of the death bowling department.