What killed our campaign
Here are a few things that I think hurt us the most.
- Kallis losing form
I remember an early poll in the tournament on the site, about who is the most influential player for RCB this season. And it was almost unanimously Kallis. At that moment we were right on the top. Unfortunately, he lost form and he indeed was the most influential player in our camp.
- Choice of too many
Once we had the full strength, we were really not too sure whom to pick whom to not. And while its a good to be in situation, it can back fire too
- Change of opening pair
And in general too many changes to a winning combination. We had one of the best openings and suddenly we got Pandey out. The new pair din't work. We got Pandey back. He failed. (and eventually even Kallis failed)
- Change of the venue for semis
As Ramya calls it, we got 'Bomb'ayed. Though I think it was the right thing to do, given that the drama continued on the following day.
That said, I think we had one of the better teams in the tournament, we lost some very easy chases and end of the day 14 points don't justify our potential. At least 4 points short I think.
Hopefully, we win the 3rd place playoff and get a berth for the champions league. Of course DC will be my favorite opposition :)