well we cant blame the players .
the selection was terrible.they shouldn’t have experimented with the players in such an important match on a single day. but mistakes do happen sometimes. we cant blame anyone . appanna bowled beautifully.kallis played quite well but his strike rate was slow.ross taylor was quite good. cameron white shouldnt have batted up the order. in my point of view the next match squad should be somewhat like this
1. jacques kallis
2. manish pandey
4. ross taylor
5. robin uthappa
6. Virat Kohli
7. dale steyn
9. praveen kumar
this squad could be good because there are now 6 specialist bowlers. so there is no need to experiment with part time bowlers. and 6 batsmen is more than enough. the tail enders will rarely need to bat because it is only 20 overs. and there is an awesome batting line up
Considering the kind of batting line up we have, and also considering the fact that we’ll be batting just 20 overs, I think there’s enough batting in the playing eleven i mentioned to hold up one end, while the batsman from the other end try to go for their shots.
In any case, a pattern i’ve noted with RCB right from the 1st IPL is that, the moment we start making too many changes in the team, we tend to lose momentum. We played an unchanged eleven for 4 matches last month, and won all four. I don’t understand why we tinkered with our opening combination yesterday. 56/1 in 10 overs was unpardonable last night.
Having said that, we need to win at least 3 out of the remaining 5 matches to ensure a semi final berth. Win or loss, I’m with RCB forever!!!!!!!! I only hope we seal our semi-final slot ASAP so that i’ll know if I have to buy the tickets for the 22nd or the 23rd of Apr!!!
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