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An art that RCB lacks!


An amazing recovery work by Kohli n Kallis was wasted by an often seen problem of the RCB bowlers. I think many loud mouth fan critics should eat back their words about dropping kallis! The sloggish Merwe, his much demanded replacement by many fans is highly incapable of playing  like that. Neither is he a Vettori or Ojha with the ball. Kallis perfectly paced his knock that came at an extremely tough period of play where RCB was loosing wickets in a heap. Dont even think of replacing him now! Kohli played a stunning knock that help get a good total. But alas,our bowlers messed it up!


Though Kumble was unusually expensive but going for 9 rpo or more has been a regular economy for our pacers. We need to find a 'malinga' among our bowlers. He seems to have 90% acuracy with his deliveries at the death overs. I mentioned in my earlier blog about having intence 'yorker' sessions. Let Pk, steyn  kallis try bowling 5 good yorkers in a row to big hitters KP, Ross & White at the nets. Also, mixing of pace is an effective method to contain batsmen. Our bowlers hardly seem to keep the batsman guessing about the next delivery. The art of death bowling has been a serious problem for our bowlers n its fortunate our batsmen have made up for those mistakes in some earlier wins.



And speaking of team changes, i think the 4 foreigners where well selected. Try Appanna as a support spinner than a pathetic Vinay. 3 pacers n 2 spinners is a good combination. Also, get a hard hitting Indian opener along with Kallis. Yes, there was plenty of assistance fo fast bowlers n Manish was bowled with a superb inswinger. So no blaming Manish for poor batting. But, low runrate at the start is  often being a problem. I suggest Robin-kallis open & replace Manish by a batting allrounder who will bat lower. If Robin gets going in powerplays, he can take the runrate at 10 rpo  or even more. We cant always expect such smashing last 6 overs all the time, so better get momentum at the top too. Ross and White can accelerate at the end.


Some tough period  for RCB ahed n hope the team overcomes the challenges!



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If 2 spinners is what is needed, i said about playing Appanna. I also mentioned about a batting allrounder, most preferably an Indian. So we will have more than 5 bowing options. Merwe has economy of 7rpo n can save about 8-10 runs overall than another bowler going at 9rpo. but y isnt anyone considering he is a far inferior batsman than Kallis and even White who has improved greatly since last year. He often struggles against clever bowling. If u replace him with Steyn, we make our pace bowling very weak. besides, i feel Appanna is as good as Merwe in bowling so no need of wasting a foreign slot for Merwe as there are better match winners than him.
HOLMES on 10 Apr 2010, 03:39 AM
It is very clear....No team plays with just 5 bowlers...there is too much pressure on them...one guy is bound to get hit...we need another spinner in the team...

whether it is appanna or Van Der Merwe...

Personally I would drop WHITE and pick Merwe...he was one of the reasons we reached the finals last year!!!
d176d on 10 Apr 2010, 02:12 AM
Bah!
You are wrongly criticizing Vinay and van der Merwe. And can der Merwe can be a very useful bowler especially in the latter stages. van der Merwe's economy rate is wayyyyyyyy better than Malinga or any other idiot for that matter.
nakul-kamath on 10 Apr 2010, 01:46 AM
i feel bowling needs to fire . Steyn has to get his spots right.Kumble we need ur best in the coming matches as warne is doing for RR
VishaltheDravidfan on 10 Apr 2010, 12:19 AM
replacing manish is not a good idea... dont change batting order

rest vinay and pick appana or mitun..
shekars on 09 Apr 2010, 11:55 PM
i don't think we need to replace Manish, we need to add one more spinner in the side...drop either PK or Vinay kumar and get in appana or sriram. Appana has already come good in this IPL. I know RCB has a potential to bounce back strongly...thy will do it to finals..
buff on 09 Apr 2010, 10:31 PM
I feel tha t our bowling needs to be worked on a lot more as yesterdays loss was purely due to our bowling failure. we should have easily beaten the chargers yesterday when they needed 105 in the last 10 over. I feel vinay kumar should be rested for a match or two , instead we should go with mithun or appana in next match . Praveen needs to pull up his sox. I feeling batting order shouldnt be disturbed and it should be kept as it was against the DC. Dravid , always my favourite since 1996 , was looking good today and he should continue at no.3. Only pandey needs to get some runs as he hasnt been getting runs for the last few games. Now RCB needs at least 3 wins out of next 4 which is a very tough ask for a team who has lost 4 out of last 5 encounters. I hope and wish we make it to the last 4. All the best to my Team. Bowling Dept: Please pull up your SOX.

Take care Jumbo and guys
VishaltheDravidfan on 09 Apr 2010, 09:29 PM
yes i think it is the right combination replacing manish with some one like B Akhil who can bat and bowl or S Sriram ......
shivappa on 09 Apr 2010, 09:26 PM