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Crucial match tomorrow

We've slid to number four slot now. And we share that we two more teams. Baring Punjab and Chargers all the rest of the teams are very closely contesting for the semis berth.
Unlike Punjab, DC hasn't been knocked out as yet. That makes tomorrows match all the more crucial.

A win means

a. We will look strong for the semis spot again

b. Deccan chargers will slide down reducing the competition


Dravid, Pandey opening the innings makes a lot of sense but I think we should stick to Kallis + Pandey since it has worked for us. There is no time for experiments now!

One strategy change could be that Kallis plays a little more agressively. And we can have RD come down if he gets out early or if too many wickets fall to early. The fact that we haven't really needed a second anchor (except for the loosener against KKR) in any of our matches makes me think so.

Steyn should be brought back (strange that we do not have any overseas alternatives in the bowling dept) KP or White can make way for him. Mithun wasn't looking good, Unfortunately he got a rather slow delhi pitch first up.

From DC, I expect Vaas to make a return.

Beer on me if we win!

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I too agree that we should not experiment too much in this game. Couple of things (i think) was not a good thing that happened in last match.

1. KP bowled well but was not given the full quota
2. KP wasted too many balls so as C.White
3. Kallis needs to rethink that its T20 and not 50 over ODI
4. Kallis gave away lot of runs but completed 3 over
5. Fielding was sloppy (Needs lot of improvement)

Corrective Actions recommended:
1. Bring back Steyn
2. Restore the opening pair
3. Include Jesse Ryder in place of KP , move Taylor up the order

It should be in this order (I feel)
1. Kallis
2. Manish Pandey
3. Virat Kohli
4. Robin Uthappa
5. Ross Taylor (If Robin gets out he can keep the momentum)
6. Jesse Ryder
7. Rahul Dravid
8. Praveen Kumar
9. Vinay Kumar
10. Dale Steyn
11, Anil Kumble
RoyalFollower on 08 Apr 2010, 09:32 PM
Yes you are correct. We should stick to the current batting order of Kallis, Pandey, KP,
Robin, Taylor Kohli Dravid. IN case we lose early wicket Dravid should come in at 3 or 4 to hold one end and at the other they can go for hitting.Steyn should be brough back into the team may in place of White and Pandey in place of Mithun.
madhusudan-kallavi on 08 Apr 2010, 08:44 PM
Yes......its very important and crucial match.....
Anil & Rj dnt experiment too much this match..bring back Steyn & Pandey...Kallis should focus on match winning innings...not match lossing innings....
My Team Selection for Today's game
Jaques kallis
Manish Pandey
Rahul Dravid
Ross taylor
Kevin Peterson
Virat Kohli
Robin Uttappa
Vinay Kumar
Dale Steyn
Anil Kumble
Abimanyu Mitun (His pace is good..right choice against DC)
Good Luck RCB.......GO..RCB.....Go
Nanju-Kumar on 08 Apr 2010, 08:34 PM
ok,best thing to is play kallis and pandey since it has worked for us..if kallis nad pandey get good start like 80-0,,then dont send dravid 1 down,,keep him for last send bigg hitters like robin ,uthappa ,kohli and ofc taylor..play ur natural game..
shashihr on 08 Apr 2010, 07:30 PM
Ross Taylor should open for RCB
gautam-palthady on 08 Apr 2010, 06:53 PM
Yeah i agree with you.. Kallis should be more aggressive, if he scores 50 out of 48 balls it makes no sense.. it can only help to retain his orange cap and nothing else.. Cameron white should be dropped and steyn should be taken back.
naveen-kopparam on 08 Apr 2010, 05:49 PM
Yes its crucial for RCB atleast .....win or make a way to others 2 get into semi's !!!! " No tym for experiments" i do agree that....but u need to fire wid all your big guns you have....dont just look fr individual performance!!!!
Royalprabhu on 08 Apr 2010, 04:07 PM