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16-Apr to 24-Apr
Tillakaratne Dilshan should play ahead of Chris Gayle

Verdict

Chris Gayle, as he has proved time and again is a superb performer and is capable of single-handedly turning around games. A player like Gayle simply cannot be dropped but the team must prepare to win games without big contributions from him. Gayle should be rested and cricketers like Dilshan, McDonald, Murali, Nannes, Pomersbach should be played based on the ground conditions.
36.11 % Defend
63.89 % Attack
“ A fit Dilshan will make a difference ”
“ With the next big knock around the corner, Chris Gayle must be persisted with ”
Shruti@rcb: When our top order goes, the middle order follows. Dilshan is a counter attacker who will keep the fight going like he has done for SL in the past.
He is also fully fit and could chip in with tight bowling, something we desperately need at this point in our campaign if we are to make a turnaround.
Monish Moorthy: As a batsman, Gayle has proved his class too often and strongly to drop him after one poor performance.

He must be introduced into the attack early instead of when batsmen are already set and on a rampage. Gayle can hold them back as well.
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60 Opinions
I would prefer Mayank Agarwal to play first. Because we know about fielding restrictions of 6 overs in IPL. Mayank can hit shorts, at initial overs he can put on good scores till 6th over, after that it would be difficult for him to get scores.
24 Apr 2012
RCB has a very good Class players, and fantastic batting line up. Dilshan s an superb player and he should be played ahead of Gayle.
24 Apr 2012
dil can certainly make a difference in the team with his scoops
24 Apr 2012
virat shud be dropped for at least two matches he looks out of form and we should give more important towards newcomers now....
23 Apr 2012
I think Chris Gayle is a good player but when someone like TM Dilshan or Andrew McDonald are there then there is more strength in the bowling and fielding department.Its not that in we lack in our batting its our bowling that lacks.Keep Arun Karthik as a keeper AB is a the best fielder anywhere.My playing XI Mayank Agarwal,Tilakratne Dilshan,AB deVilliers(Captain),Virat Kohli,Mohammad Kaif,Andrew McDonald,Arun Karthik(Wicket-Keeper),Daniel Vettori,R Vinay Kumar,Zaheer Khan,Murali.AB going great as the South African skipper so give me chance as a skipper of RCB.
22 Apr 2012
Yes Dilshan should be given a chance on place of Gayle.
22 Apr 2012
yes
22 Apr 2012
a fit dishan and gayle would have a good partnership as the opening batsmen
21 Apr 2012
yup......dilshan and gayle wud be awesum......opening partners....
21 Apr 2012
well! Dilshan can be a support system for gayle and i completely agree 'a fit Dilshan can definetley make a difference'
21 Apr 2012
The Best openers gayle And Dilshan
21 Apr 2012
Kick Vettori Make AB Captain Take Dilshan In
21 Apr 2012
buddy's,for ur information dilshan wants a more runs for chasing....
20 Apr 2012
if dilshan plays ahead of gayle he can get the momentum going and get a good score on the board
20 Apr 2012
dili has the aility to meetz the target 200zz
20 Apr 2012
Dilli brings the stabilty to batting line up.. this lets Gaylestrom arrive faster. bring tremors in oppostion side. Also neverforget if he gets going we will make oppostion bleed red..
20 Apr 2012
dilshan makes difference .... hes lik bomb in pocket........
19 Apr 2012
yes dilshan is fit player for the opening,and he can handle gayle pretty well and keep him cool and build a strong innings!!!!
19 Apr 2012
Dilshan play a Vital role.. so, he has great Commitment and good Hard worker.. He will make a Counter attack.!
19 Apr 2012
yup i personally feel tat Dilshan should go ahead like how aggarwal did in the first two matches:)dilshan surely has the ability and if both click its goin to be perfect opening pair:)
18 Apr 2012
yes Dilshan can make a differance..!! he has to play..!!
18 Apr 2012
No ways dilshan can match the Jamaica tall-lad Mr.Chris Gayle
18 Apr 2012
Nice work done in last match. But not cleanly
18 Apr 2012
dilshan should play in this match..
17 Apr 2012
dilshan shud play...
17 Apr 2012
Dilshan should play in place of ABD
17 Apr 2012
Dilshan should play
17 Apr 2012
Chris Gayle is Wonderful but when RCB required more important that time he will get out this not fare we are dieing to watch when chris gayle will be back with Dilshan
17 Apr 2012
Dilshan instead of Vettori would really make a difference in batting n bowling
17 Apr 2012
dilshaan............
17 Apr 2012
i guess the whole team and its fans are banking too heavily on d big man...its become quiet evident that the team fail if he doesn't perform....why not include Dilshan in place of Murali or Vettori...he can bowl as well as bat...
17 Apr 2012
Drop vetorri,give dilshan a chance and make kohli as a captain.
17 Apr 2012
yes dishan has 2 get a chance,a chance ahead of Gayle.......de main reason is dat if gayle fails den automatically kohli,devilliers and de rest fail........so for these guys 2 perform Gayle has 2 GO
17 Apr 2012
if dlishan is a dashing opener he is fit for playing with gayle ,even in last ipl he played with him
17 Apr 2012
We seriously need a change. Playing Dilshan is a very good idea, moreover he's in blistering form :) Gayle isn't 100% fit, we can rest him for a couple of matches. And Ab De could be given the captaincy! so that we could fit in an All rounder, may be McDonald :)
17 Apr 2012
S.. Dlli has to play and he has open d bowl.. and to replced by AB de.. and tiwari has to b replaced by Arun Karthik
17 Apr 2012
I suggest Tm Dilshan should play Please drop Tiwary and give a chance for Tm Dilshan . dilshan is allrounder.
17 Apr 2012
Dilshan should play! A explosive bat! A energetic fielder, and handy with the ball too!! But why should it be at the expense of Gayle??? Why not Murali or even vettori for that matter!!
17 Apr 2012
yea...v want dis ...cmn rcb...cheeerzzzz
16 Apr 2012
Both Dilli and gayle should open innings.
16 Apr 2012
every1 deserves a chance wen same team failed 3 times definately dilshan needs a chance to prove himself...scoring runs is more important than hitting couple of sixe and goin back to pavilion
16 Apr 2012
Dilshan should be replaced by ad de villiers that will definately makes the differnce in a sccore board and RCB will have a strong opening partnership and postive result...
16 Apr 2012
dilshan should open innings with gayle. 1)dilshan 2)gayle 3)mayank 4)kohli 5)ab 6)tiwari/pathan/karun/zol 7)vettori 8)vinay 9)zaheer 10)mithun 11)syed/appanna dilshan should replace muruli
16 Apr 2012
Dilshan should play in place of Murali and try to find some replacement for S Tiwari and M Kaif!!!!!!
16 Apr 2012
DILSHAN SHUD ALSO GET THE CHANCE, WHO KNOWS THIS TIME HE CAN BECOME THE ORANGE CAP HOLDER AS LAST TIME GAYLE HAD BECAME
16 Apr 2012
Dilshan Opens innings for SL. He will assesses the situation and play accordingly.
16 Apr 2012
every match was fixed
16 Apr 2012
RCB's batting is totally dependent on Gayle...playing Dilshan adds more responsibility on the middle order...!!
16 Apr 2012
I think the caliber Dishan is he also should be given a chance to prove his worth
16 Apr 2012
Yes he is one of the best cricker. World knows it and even I do
16 Apr 2012
Gayle is a player who plays well in 1st Innings... The big man is not a player who can play under pressure... Dilshan can play well in pressure too... Another point for DILSHAN is he can open the innings an can play in middle order too :)
16 Apr 2012
Dilshan has better fitness than Gayle at the moment. He can run,dive
16 Apr 2012
Dilshan should be brought in at the earliest. I would say he should play instead of A B Devilliers, though... Don't give up on Gayle,already! On his day he'll win you games single-handedly. We can manage with Arun Karthik behind the stumps.
16 Apr 2012
Gayle isn't in the best of form whereas on the other hand Dilshan is. So I think Dilshan must be given a chance ahead of Gayle
16 Apr 2012
yep..Dilshan has to be given a chance to play... n rotation policy can be made for chirs n Dilshn.. and also Dilshan betta fielder and keep wicket if needed n also role his arm over wid few off spins...
16 Apr 2012
@Monish Moorthy: How long you wanna try giving him a chance?
16 Apr 2012
dilshan will make a difference,its for sure but whome to rest is the matter, as vettori is bouncing back there is no chance to remove him and mural and abd are looking fine..so whom to remove is d question
16 Apr 2012
yes dilshan must play ahead,and with gayle
16 Apr 2012
yes
16 Apr 2012
Gayle maybe a Big Hitter but how many chances would you wanna give him? A consistent player like Dilshan can't be kept warming up the Benches!! WE can try giving Captaincy to ABD, Dan can be rotated.. We can't drop ABD.. WE can rotate other 3 players..
16 Apr 2012
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98 Opinions
go RCB ..GO GO GO!!!
24 Apr 2012
No its not right it will sink the RCB
24 Apr 2012
gayle strom cannot be there in dilshan dilshans strom is temporary
24 Apr 2012
T20 cricket is too short for Gayle to come at one down. He whacks the bowlers at other ends and puts them in pressure situation at the beginning. But when he comes later, down the line-up he has to 1st see that his wicket doesn't spill up. He has to play with controlled mistake and a slight mistake might cause the entire line-up collapse. While if he opens up with guys like the explosive Dilshan, bowlers at the other end sure will have pressure.. :D
24 Apr 2012
Gayle and Dilshan should open the innings. They two are world class players. I think our bowling lacks penetration and strength. Dirk Nannes or Murli should be brought in for Vettori. Dilshan or Kohli can play captaicy role.
24 Apr 2012
doesn't matters much who plays ahead whom bt if Gayle gets out then that wud put pressure on Tilkaratne...So victory iz guaranteed, I recommend that they must nt be openers...Kohli wh seems to be out of form these days must open with de villiers...btw m a kohli maniac and wish he gets into form soon !! :D
24 Apr 2012
Accordin 2 me..gayle n dilshan must open d match
24 Apr 2012
dilshan and gayle should open . 4m my view. they will damage the opponent..
24 Apr 2012
becouse chris gayle is chris gayle
24 Apr 2012
it's doesn't work and not good for team combos..
24 Apr 2012
Gayle should open ....Power play is important than keeping wickets...within 6 overs gayle will bring fastest score compare to dilshan
23 Apr 2012
Tilshan Should play with Chris
23 Apr 2012
gayle has proved to be the best opener in ipl so far
23 Apr 2012
gayle anyday
23 Apr 2012
no, dilshan can't make much difference becoz he cant sixes lyk gayle...
22 Apr 2012
dilshan is not infrom
22 Apr 2012
Someone else or an injury to anyone should pavethe way for Gayle. Gayle is priceless . www.cricketmaidennovel.com
22 Apr 2012
gayle has produced many match winning knocks than dilshan,......
22 Apr 2012
right
21 Apr 2012
good
21 Apr 2012
Gayle is in supreme from, His appearance make big difference in the team
21 Apr 2012
no need of dilshan if gayle played his best game.
21 Apr 2012
CHRIS IS ONE OF THE MAIN GUYZ IN OUR BATTING LINE UP SO HE SHOULD PLAY
21 Apr 2012
Gayle will make the game as hot as ice
21 Apr 2012
Gayle is irreplacable..he is a nemesis for the opposition..
21 Apr 2012
pressure for him*(TD) if he opens**
21 Apr 2012
dilshan should be sent 2nd down it ll be easy for him too...there ll be pressure..!!
21 Apr 2012
Dilshan can come one down.
21 Apr 2012
:)
20 Apr 2012
If Dilshan has that ability to hit 5 sixes then we can play him ahead of chris gayle
20 Apr 2012
gayle mst go on opening wich perferzz of gud strog hitting thand dilshan in thizz limitd fire outing compitation
20 Apr 2012
Dilshan in form is definitely very aggressive. But at present he is not in his best.
20 Apr 2012
Gayle one of the best T20 player has showed his class,He's fit and fine to play!if he's dropped we don't know whats gonna happen!!
20 Apr 2012
Gilli should any day be chosen over Dilli. Infact, Dinni can come one down, after Agarwal..
20 Apr 2012
Seeing a dramatic change in responses after the latest match, people we have been slow starters always keep faith!!
20 Apr 2012
Gayle is ideal choice for opening. I choose Mayank with Gayle
20 Apr 2012
stats speaks all........chris gayle any day...!!!
19 Apr 2012
dilli may make a difference but gayle will surely make it!
19 Apr 2012
Gayle is better then Dilshan
19 Apr 2012
i guess gayle n dilshan should open the inning
19 Apr 2012
Chris Gayle has opened in many matches and the match has turned out well. So gayle should continue.
19 Apr 2012
Chris is more explosive
19 Apr 2012
when gayle gets going.........no bowler can stop him!! the other night he brought down the rains with his gayle storm!!
19 Apr 2012
Gayle takes some time to get settled,where dilshan has to fire himself
18 Apr 2012
Gayle enjoys playing for RCB he has already showed it in past n even this season he has showed what's the biggest difference between CHRIS GAYLE
18 Apr 2012
first gayle has to play his innings then dilshan has to come because he plays well in middle order
18 Apr 2012
it is not easy to choose between the two as they bring in same qualities with batting, bowling and fielding. however, with chris playing, it would already start playing on the minds of othe opposition. its half the battle (lil less than half) before the match has started.
18 Apr 2012
There is little to choose between Dilshan and Gayle when it comes to off breaks. However, Gayle's six hitting prowess puts him ahead of Dilshan.
18 Apr 2012
instead of dilshan u should prefer Mac Donald give him one more chance
18 Apr 2012
murali should play he is gr8 form and dilsan comes good only in 1 of 4to5 matches so murali is safe bet
18 Apr 2012
Chris Gayle should play his normal game and dilshan his dilshan should keep wicket and gayle should hit. we need a good start. after gayle, dilshan and agarwal should play hard and later kholi and villiers should play normal till 15 overs later they should hit every singal ball...
18 Apr 2012
Gayle and Dilshan must play. Vettori needs to sit on ###. Murali is better bowler.
18 Apr 2012
play syed mohammad in place of appanna
18 Apr 2012
virat must perform necessarily in the coming games.he has not scored freely in this season. give captaincy to ab de villiers,who captains SA.. rest vettori in that case and play mcdonald.. the 4 foreign players 4r nxt game must be- GAYLE,MURALI,MCDONALD, AB De Villiers(c)
18 Apr 2012
play murali instead of dilshan.
18 Apr 2012
Andrew Mc Donald is better choice then dilli.. as he is an allrounder..an how our bowling is not up to d mark
17 Apr 2012
gayle is currently the most aggressive player in this ipl.Making him play up the order ensures rcb a solid foundation.somehow if he gets out dilshan would be the right man to carry on the momentum.so dilshan should play below gayle.
17 Apr 2012
Gayle is stronger than RCB
17 Apr 2012
me wit u
17 Apr 2012
change the captain...if you wont ..v wl loose contentiously...
17 Apr 2012
gayle playing today match and dropped thiwary,kaife,join new batsmen asad patan and a,karthik than vettori take rest play d.nanise
17 Apr 2012
How about making Gayle and Dilshan play and make De Villers sit out for a match or 2 and get in Karthik as keeper. I'm against Shruti, since Gayle has performed in one match but De Viellers hasn't! No point in taking Gayle out!
17 Apr 2012
how about sending gayle to play at no.5 or no.6?
17 Apr 2012
Let both Gale and Dilshan open the batting. Tiwary should be dropped.
17 Apr 2012
Both dilshan and gayle must be the oppening pair for the team,If possible muttiah or vettori himself must sit on the ### as their performence was not apt..
17 Apr 2012
Chris Gayle Will change the game by explosive shots.
17 Apr 2012
remove aravind., bhatkal..if dilshan and gayle should play,rest ab and give chance to arun karthik
17 Apr 2012
remove tiwary ,kaif and pujara.. bring an all rounder into the team
17 Apr 2012
i think we should stabilize our middle and lower middle order. gayle should play. let ab be the captain and let mcdonald play, instead of dan. also, include appanna or syed mohammad.
17 Apr 2012
no Gayle is blast
17 Apr 2012
I hope Gayle will Rock today....
17 Apr 2012
gayle will come back strong he is the only batsmen of which the opposition is scared of
17 Apr 2012
Gayle is a match winner. If he is even 80% fit he should play and should be allowed to play freely.
17 Apr 2012
Please replace Devilliers with Dilshan.. Dilshan and Gayle got us to final last year..
17 Apr 2012
i would say that Dilshan should be playing in the eleven with Gayle instead of replacing him as they both together would make up one bowlers quota and either Murali or Dan should be dropped just to get the right team balance even though they have performed exceptionally this season as we have pretty good spinners in our line up compared to Aravind and Bhatkal.
16 Apr 2012
ahahha this is the most stupid question!! if gayle is not there we will lack the fire power!! dilshan matching up?? hahahah and i cant even watch if gayle is not playing!! RCB management have made many foolish decisions but never this one -_-
16 Apr 2012
Virat Kohli should be dropped.
16 Apr 2012
no stick to gayle we have amyank at opening position who is doing a great job
16 Apr 2012
Chris Gayle should continue to play, he has had one good game and one poor game. Dilshan is a good batsman and a fielder, but remember gayle can slip in 2-3 good overs. Also its about power hitting in T20, given that our batting doesnt speak much after top 4 so we need someone to get us off to good starts
16 Apr 2012
Its always Gayle, who can change the game at the top of the order. Dilshan should come 1st down take charge of the opposition.
16 Apr 2012
Our week link in the team is middle order i.e 5, 6 ,7... and 5th bowling option. So i still feel gayle shud be in the 11 along with dilshan. Since always team comes first and not the individual, so i feel kohli shud be played in the middle order at 5 , depending upon the situation. and ne one of the tiwary or kaif or pujara,or asad pathan shud sent up the order. gayle, mayank,dilshan,tiwary,kohli,abd,asad pathan/pujara, vettori, mithun,vinay,zaheer
16 Apr 2012
I'd say lets just wait for another game before they do away with Gayle or Vettori.Two bad games doesnt imply we should drop Gayle. Our major concern is the absense of a good fifth bowling option and the continuous non performance of Saurabh Tiwary. S Tiwary has been woeful to say the least.
16 Apr 2012
Gayle is like d power house of RCB.....better than making dis change RCB should look forward to find immediate replacements for Tiwary n Kaif...... Other local talents should be given a chance (Zol, pathan, gautham)...Tiwary is fit for nothing... :(
16 Apr 2012
the two matches where gayle failed to prove himself,,7 got out early ...was by chance and can happen to any player..i think he still has to potential to strike back...with a bang..!!
16 Apr 2012
gayle is the only hope for us... if you take any chances .....RCB will be in last place.:( which we cant think also... drop vettori or murali so tht dilshan can play..bcoz any how we are giving many runs...atleast we will b having hope abt our batting line up so tht we can chase at least..... wt evr the target will be.....
16 Apr 2012
Chris gayle is better batsmen than Dilshan on any given day. He's explosive, and his attacking style is a scare to many teams. Dilshan can play instead of any other player.
16 Apr 2012
i personally feel that ABD should be replaced by dilshan...
16 Apr 2012
u can't keep a fit gayle on the ###.. thats heights.. i'll def say that he drop down the order while chasing n open while batting first..
16 Apr 2012
as everyone knows gayle is a damn better player than dilshan!
16 Apr 2012
Instead of taking Kaif/Batkal Dilshan is the better option... A good batsman, fielder and a optional bowler. Slog overs must put by the senior bowlers.
16 Apr 2012
Gayle should play in team he can win match at any point. There is a stat that whenever galye has played AB D has failed majorly. And team is struggling with 5th bowling option, so they should try dilshan in place of AD B and give glove to Arun karthik. The same team which look so strong during CLT20
16 Apr 2012
Gayle should play as much matches he can...but should not be replaced....Instead of that, we shall have Gayle and Dilshan as openers..
16 Apr 2012
gayle is a match winner. he is bound to fail sometimes, when when he pulls it off, the match is generally decided!
16 Apr 2012
Its not official as yet that Gayles out of form - been just 3 games. I huge innings from Gayle and this chatter will all be quietened. Another 2 games and if he doesn't fire - then maybe Dilshan should be in.
16 Apr 2012
Dilshan coming in for Galye makes a huge st back for the team but i do agree with the rotation of the foreign players in the squad use all of the foreign players in the squad
16 Apr 2012
Gayle is an explosive batsman and a useful bowler too.. just for a failure, he should not be dropped . He is also recovering from his injury, hence some more time should be given to him .
16 Apr 2012
Dont drop Gayle, but include mcdonald in place of Murali
16 Apr 2012