One-ON-One with Coach Ray Jennings!
On the day of RCB's second IPL 5 Match, expectations are high... Here's what we need - a one-on-one with Coach Ray Jennings !
Coach with one win under the belt, we face KKR today who haven’t had a great start to the tournament, Does that make you confident or nervous?
It doesn’t really matter as it’s not about the sides losing a previous game. In 20-over cricket anyone can win on their day but having said that it makes me nervous because they have lost 2 and are going to be trying harder than normal, but we have won our first game and have the momentum with us.
What are the positives for RCB from the last game?
I think the attitude of the players and the connection and the enrgy of the players. All the players are up for it and ready to play at 4 o' clock. We know they all have skill but 11 players were ready to stand up and perform and that’s exciting.
When a team wins all the negatives get brushed under the table, but knowing you Coach you've probably noted it all and given the boys a talking to, what does RCB need to work on?
I think the batting wasn’t as fluent as it should be, the top order didn’t consolidate and build partnerships with AB, I think 160 was a winning score but that was helped by a couple of good overs.
Gayle we know loves to play against KKR, can we expect fireworks again?
Chris is obviously going to be playing, but every game is a new game, As a coach I look ahead, not at the past; and one year later, different wickets, Gayle is coming back from an injury, hasn’t played for a while, could be fresh, could be nervous, there are a lot of permutations that take place. But Gayle's presence is huge, the kind of impact he has walking out into the middle is great!
Who according to you are the Danger players from KKR
Every guy can be a danger an in 20 over cricket; look at Rahane , he is an average cricketer but has already made an impact in one of the game. Something like Bracewell's catch or Mayank’s catch can really turn things around in the game so what’s important is who pulls off the magical performance!
Now coach I know a few fans are confused between you and Mr Evan Speechly how do we tell you apart?
Well one is intelligent and good looking while the other one is ugly and lacks higher intelligence.
Mark our new batting coach told me to ask you this Ray, apparently during your playing days you were quite the Wicket keeper but a lot of people seem to think you had a flaw and tended to stand too far back is that true??
Check my record out and see how good I was in the world!! What does he know!!