RCB vs KKR: Preview
Robin Uthappa pumps up the team mood with some passionate words and Dale Steyn glides around the swimming pool as RCB prepares to take on KKR.
Mood in the camp
They know it's a must win home game. And the team floor in the hotel has been a busy place all day, warming up suitably to what is a moment of truth for the squad today.
Players flitted in and out of the team masseur's room, making sure they were in the right frame of mind before the match. Some players jokingly complained to Ramesh Mane aka Kaka, who had his hands full, about how he had no time for them now.
Some of the international players headed to the swimming pool in the afternoon, a now established practise where they take in the sun over some peppy music and relax prior to an encounter.
Dale Steyn, who confessed to having being thrown into water the day he started walking as a baby, moved around smoothly underwater while Kevin Pietersen offered me a couple of nuggest on swimming.
Later in the afternoon, Robin Uthappa spoke with a purpose about backing up the bowling unit and heads nodded. Chief Videographer Sandeep M R got a pat from Coach Ray Jennings for compiling a motivational fan video, which according to the coach, shored up spirits at the team meeting.
The last six overs on both sides will be the ones to watch. What do you guys reckon?