When Royals Challengers Bangalore (RCB) went against Sun risers Hyderabad (SRH) in the game number 52nd of the Indian Premier League. It was do and die situation for Sun risers Hyderabad (SRH) to keep their hopes alive for the playoffs. Although Royal challengers Bangalore (RCB) is almost qualified for the playoffs with 7 wins but still they need one win to finish in the top two to not face eliminator match in the second qualifier of the playoffs.
While Sun risers Hyderabad (SRH) has 5 wins before so the pressure was double on David Warner and co as they have only two games remaining. But they have clinched the victory by 5 wickets to move into top four with better net run rate. Now if Sun risers Hyderabad (SRH) wins its last game they can qualify easily over others with better net run rate. Having said, let us take a look three things that went wrong for RCB.
Royal challengers Bangalore (RCB) Has No Intent Score To Runs
There is no brainer that team batting first in the IPL is successful in winning the games so far. After Winning the toss Sun risers Hyderabad (SRH) skipper forced Royal challengers Bangalore (RCB) to bat first in a do and die situation. But RCB has lost two wickets under the score of 28/2 before there was the intent shown by Josh Phillippe and AB De Villiers when they added on 43 runs partnership for the 3rd wicket and looking to set the big score.
With the wicket of AB de Villiers at the score of 71/3 this set the breakdown and rest of the players didn’t shown any intent to score runs and team only managed to score 120 runs with the loss of 7 wickets in their allotted 20 overs.
Royal challengers Bangalore (RCB) Not Playing With Best XI
Although RCB 7 wins in the tournament so far they don’t have to worry much as they are almost into the playoffs but if they are looking for to finish in top two they have win one more game to not have to face the eliminator game in the second qualifier of the playoffs.
While in this RCB was playing with four of their best players Dale Steyn, Adam Zampa, Aaron Finch and Umesh Yadav if anyone could’ve been the part of playing eleven the match could’ve been more interesting and could’ve RCB won it easily.
Royal challengers Bangalore (RCB) Has No Depth In The Bowling Division
There is long history of loopholes in the RCB bowling division and still it is going same in the current season of IPL. Either it is big score like 200 plus or less score under 150 RCB bowlers have failed to defend the total under any condition.
Defending 120 RCB bowlers somehow restricted SRH at 87/4 and looked to make the upset but David Warner and co was determined and they have chased down thus target before 15 over with the loss of 5 wickets and register their 6 win to move into top four to prove their authority to qualify for the playoffs.