TEST OF FIRE
Tonight's the big night for team RCB!
As we get set to take to the field to day at the Chepauk, it's time we did a bit of reflection...
Having made it to the last 4 in 3 out of the 4 editions is a pretty good stat, add to that appearances in all both editions of the IPL thus far, and the 3rd is already booked!
Yet, with all the talent we have at our mercy, and that bag full of potential that is squad, are we perhaps under achievers, or are we loosing steam a little short of the full mile?
Well, these definitely are things to ponder over, but what can kick start the reverse trend is a thumping victory tonight against the Mumbai Indians!
They may call us a one man army, but say what the may, no one can deny that Chris Gayle'>Christopher Henry Gayle has been the star of IPL IV ... in terms of sheer impact, he's reached the crescendo... Not only has he reversed RCB's fortunes, he revived , what in the first couple of weeks, was a sombre tournament! So one won't disagree with me when I hope that Chris gayle showers the Chennai skies with some fireworks of his bat today!
But despite having been in the shadows of the calypso man, VK has managed to hold his own, in terms of impact, he's well ahead of the rest at no.2! He holds the key to hold things together tonight, as gayle gets on with the meteoric showers! VK has to find a way and anchor, what apart from him, Gayle and AB, is a feeble batting order who've left their arsenal back home!
Note about Saurabh Tiwaary... a lot of hype was what he came in with, it's time to deliver the goods! He's just long long ... overdue!
The previous match against CSK, might have dented the confidence of our fragile bowling... but let's remember that the batsmen at the other end were in the league of Dhoni, Raina.. ahem!
If we hold our wits, play a decent game, no reason why we shouldn't outshine MI!
Granted, considering our head-to-head, that they're the favourite's, but like Viv Richards says, they haven't got a divine right to win!!!
My prediction: RCB is gonna set up the revenge match tomorrow, i.e. MI get set to say bye !!!...