I CAN BE RC'S CHIEF BlOGGER BECAUSE..
Being an ardent follower of the game for close to 13 years now, cricket blogs went on to become my obvious fad. My stint with club RCB as a blogger has given me a pre requisite of sorts when it comes to blogging for the team during IPL 2010. As far as my unwavering loyalty towards Royal Challengers Bangalore is concerned, everyone who knows me can vouch for it. Also working on 'Behind the Wall' a fanography by Rahul Dravid fans and the IPL edition of RCB magazine, provides me with the impetus and exposure to cater to the fans' literary tastes. One entity that dominates my style of writing is the realistic approach, a perfect blend of ' practical critiquing' and humour, which I believe opens the door to a wider appreciation.And finally coach Ray Jenning's parting shot during FFC1 "Disha, we do need dedicated fans like you" still ring in my ears, so I might as well vie for my unfinished task and clamoured job as 'Royal Challengers' Chief Blogger.
MY STRATEGY FOR ROYAL CHALLENGERS IN IPL 2010
Restricting the opponents early on, which accounts to getting rid of the openers and middle order would definitely be on the cards. An excellent blend of of conventional pace, swing and spin (read Mithun, V Kumar, P Kumar, Steyn, Kumble, Merwe) is a line up other teams would be wary of. A formidable batting line up, with the likes of Pandey, Dravid, Kallis, Boucher, would garner maximum runs and put up a huge score. Also Taylor's absence for the initial few games, could be well taken care of by the in form 20-20 specialist Cameron White. It is important to have a positive approach, if Ross does not fire the target can be revised by a negative 15 runs till the 17th over and then if wickets are preserved an onslaught can help achieve a big total. Both Van Der Merve and Praveen Kumar have the ability to wield the long handle and can play the pinch hitters role to the hilt. With no dearth of class and experience, not depending on a single player and putting up a consistent team performance, would be the key. Also with most of the games in the league stage being played at Bangalore, the home crowd egging them on would only add to RCB's chances of registering a semi final berth. Then on, a pack well mentored by Jennings and ably led by Kumble, would surely emerge victorious in the IPL 2010 finals. Road to finals...Crowning glory...New champs RCB!
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