Royal Challengers Bangalore had many ups and downs during their 3 seasons of IPL. T-20 was new to people especially in India during the first edition and people had many to say about the game. Few thought this game was just a Paradise for Batsmen and the goats of the game were spinners. Few thought Hard-Hitting was only the option. But as T-20 emerged, this changed and now people talk about Partnerships and skills of bowlers (especially spinners). As this strategy was new to RCB even, they their own strategy in selecting the players. They had great names in the game but they had less success in the beginning. RCB missed out in a few areas in their team that actually costed them their loses.
So, in this auction, they should make out a best strategy especially in getting the foreign players.
The most Important thing in making a strategy is balancing the team correctly in all Aspects. RCB should be aware that many of their players now are in the top Bracket. So, they should select wisely and get few new foreign faces that have been performing well in their domestic season.
Batting is a major aspect in a T-20 game. There are many aspects when seen in batting.
Openers form a very major role in a T-20 match especially to exploit the first 6 overs of Power-Play. the nature of the openers should be fairly aggressive. RCB has been lacking a lot in this aspect of batting. It has been missing aggressive openers and they don’t have a solid and permanent opening pair. We didn’t have aggressive openers like Gilly, Viru, Sachin, Warner in our team. So, this time in selecting we should get atleast 2 foreign aggressive openers.
The choices we have are David Warner, Chris Gayle, Brendon McCullum, Shane Watson and many more. We should select someone who suits very well to our team. If the opener can bowl too like Gayle and Watson, its an asset to our team. Our target should be atleast 60 above in the first 6 overs not losing many wickets.
B)Upper Middle Order:
After the openers, its the responsibility of the upper middle order to build the innings and making sure that they don’t make the Run Rate fall too much. We had the best Upper Middle Order than any team with the lights of Rahul Dravid, Kevin Pietersen, Virat Kohli etc. So RCB should contain this order. They should try to get KP and preferably the best palyers like AB de Villiers. So, RCB has been good in this aspect and lets hope they continue this.
C)Lower Middle Order:
Lower middle order should help the game in building great scores when they bat first by hitting hard at the end or winning a mych while chasing handling a lot of pressure. RCB had a fairly good lower middle order. WIth Uthappa, Ross Taylor and Mark Boucher they had a bang with experience. They should contain this effort by their players. Ross Taylor and Mark Boucher are very good choices they have. They can have a look at other players like Eoin Morgan, Luke Wright (who can be handy even with the ball). New faces should be encouraged because many foreign youngsters are strong hitters and if it goes right we can a Pollard too
This can also be divided into 3 categories.
A) Fast Bowlers:
Fast Bowlers make it happen in the first few overs with the new ball. RCB had the best foreign Pacers like Dale Steyn. Nathan Bracken was also there but unluckily he couldn’t play any match for RCB. The only thing where RCB struggled was their Indian Bowlers. But coming to the foreign startegy, RCB should get back Dale Steyn and preferably another pacer who can bowl well at the debt overs even as a reserve.
B) Medium Pacers:
Generally we expect medium pace bowling from the bastmen we have. We had one of the best medium pacer, Jacques Kallis who did a good job. So, we should try to get a batsman who can bowl well and even bat well and aggressively.
Spinners are the wicket takers in the game. They can change the game as such. RCB had one of the best spinner, Anil Kumble. They had Abdur Razzaq but he didn’t peform well in the only match he played. RCB can have a look on players like Swann who can assist Jumbo if we can get him..
So, RCB have lot of think and lets hope they get the Best Team.. Good Strategy = Good Side
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