Game 19, two of the best sides in the league Royal challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Delhi Capitals (DC) faced off against each other at Dubai International cricket stadium. Two teams looked very balanced in every department so the prediction was quite tough.
Both teams have strong batting line-up along with quality all-rounders and depth in bowling units. But Delhi Capitals (DC) outperformed RCB and clinched the victory by 59 runs to reach the top of the table with 4 wins out of 5 games and proving their authority to lift trophy this time.
On the other sides, RCB has the strong batting line-up but they have crumbled to score runs and ended up as another defeat of the tournament. Having said, let us take a look at 3 things that went wrong for RCB.
RCB Decision to bowl first
One more time team has decided to bowl first after winning the toss. At Dubai International Cricket Stadium team batting second lost the matches expect at one time.
With dew factor favours the team who bats second RCB took a chance but it has went wrong completely. Delhi Capitals took the aerial route and went onto post massive score of 196 runs with the loss of 4 wickets in the 20 overs.
From openers everyone have contributed to help team post a monumental score with Prithvi Shaw (42), Shikhar Dhawan (32), Pant (37) and Marcus Stoinis 26 ball 53 include 6 fours and 2 Sixes.
RCB Shocking Collapse or No intentions to chase?
Crowd favorite begun chase of 197, and they looked absurd from the start to show any intent in a game to reach the total. RCB top four failed to score fifty run and the result was obvious the defeat.
RCB mainly depends on the top order and if they failed team collapsed and that’s what happened in the match. 137 runs in the 20 overs means RCB defeated by 59 runs and 3 games out of their 5 matches.
RCB Not Playing with best XI
Josh Phillippe, Dale Steyn, Adam Zampa and Chris Morris keeping such players out of the team and making them insecure will give RCB same result every time.
RCB don’t have depth in the bowling why Chris Morris was not playing expect Dale Steyn was not good in last match but you can’t such impact out of the team. Player like Josh Phillippe should in the team t give depth in the batting order over in experience blokes.
Poor decision and choices lead to them to lose another match which could have been won by RCB but too much experiments by Mr chase master will give same results on every occasion.