When Royal challengers Bangalore (RCB) went against Delhi Capitals (DC) in the game number 55th of cash-rich league. Too many things were not clear before this match as three teams are not sure who will be into top four Mumbai (MI).
Towards the end of league phase RCB and DC have lost too many games and at verge of getting knockout of the league. But like yesterday one game between KKR and RR has knockout RR out of the league.
However Delhi Capital finally ended the drama and confirmed that they are the team who cemented second place to play first qualifier with Mumbai Indians (MI). While Royal challengers Bangalore ended with third place with the team yet to known among Kolkata knight riders and Sun risers Hyderabad.
One team will go to join Royal challengers Bangalore to second qualifier of the tournament and winner will face the eliminator game with the team who will lose the first qualifier. Having said, let us take a look at three things that went wrong for RCB.
Royal challengers Bangalore (RCB) Not Playing With Best XI
Although this loss won’t effect Bangalore much but they have lost the second place in the league. With poor net run rate they have slipped to third position to play the second qualifier. However in this match Royal challengers Bangalore was not playing with Dale Steyn, Aaron Finch and Adam Zampa.
These players may not play for some reasons but Royal challengers Bangalore don’t have strong bench or backup of their best players which they have faced during the course of the tournament. Hope they come with strong plans and strategy in the playoffs game to go close to the title.
Royal challengers Bangalore fell short of 35-40 runs
After losing the toss Delhi Capital skipper forcing Royal challengers Bangalore to bat first but they have lost the opener at the score of 25/1. Devdutt Padikkal and Virat Kholi added on 57 run partnership for the second wicket to provide resistance to the team score.
At the score of 82/1 it looked Royal challengers Bangalore is looking to go close 190 plus but the wicket of Virat kohli has set the breakdown. From 82/1 to 150/7 the momentum was shifted and RCB only managed to score 152 runs with the loss of 7 wickets in their allotted 20 overs.
Royal challengers Bangalore Has No Depth In Bowling Division
If your not playing with Dale Steyn and Umesh Yadav you can’t expect other bowlers to make you win games. Although this loss won’t cost them but in the next game RCB has no choice to do same mistake. Either they have pile massive score on board of 230 plus or they have to bat second.
RCB do not have the bowling to rely on in the tournament if they have to go close to the title they have batting which can take them close. Let us wait for the time to tell where RCB will end this time around?