The hopes are not completely evaporated. We are still No.4 in the points table. Remember that.
SRH are also under pressure. They must also win both the games.
Let’s go match by match now:
CSK vs DD (Insignificant, its only for CSK’s position in the Table)
KKR vs PW (again insignificant as KKR’s NRR is too low to challenge RCB if both RCB & KKR tie on table)
MI vs RR (Insignificant, again it is the table position formalities, RCB’s target now is just to come to that No.4 Position)
KXI vs DD (Slightly significant, because KXI’s NRR is better than KKR and they can challenge RCB. So let’s hope that KXI don’t win by huge margins or better they lose)
SRH vs RR (A very important match, hope RR beat them so that SRH get demoralized here itself and not think about their next match. Dravid & Binny should take special care for us )
KXI vs MI (Again slightly significant, because KXI’s NRR is better than KKR and they can challenge RCB. Especially if they had won their previous game, they will be positve. So let’s hope that KXI don’t win by huge margins or better they lose)
RCB vs CSK (Damn we should win this one, even if it close encounter with small margin that’s enough)
PW vs DD (Bullsh*t match for everyone )
SRH vs KKR (If we win against CSK and SRH lose against RR, then SRH will be demoralized totally and I don’t think they can win this game that too with bigger margin, it will be impossible for them. But if we had lost to CSK, then SRH will be positive even if they had lost to RR. They may try for that NRR. If both SRH and RCB lost their previous games, then SRH has to just win the match comfortably)
So I would say CSK vs RCB and SRH vs RR are the crucial matches of all. And since our match comes before, it is clear cut that we should win that match against a top team like CSK. Without winning this match, we don’t deserve to play for any chance / any probabilities. Just go out and win that match. Let’s have some hope. As I said even Pak was in similar position in 1992 world cup, they played hopelessly in some of the matches, but they went on to win the cup with some luck and some brilliant late performances.
The Team can be like this:
Henriques (I have explained in a different thread)
Tiwari (He has been in the heat, so lets keep him, we have no better options)
Arun (He did a brilliant keeping job today. AB will be needed in the outfield. Again we don’t have better batsmen. Agarwal is injured, otherwise he would have made)
Rampaul (let’s stick to him, he has been the better of lot, we saw what Murali did today)
Zaheer (He is veteran and that proved with his bowling figures today, let’s have him)
Murali Karthik (Again he has done the best in spin bowling department and he is a fighter and trier like Tiwari and he has been in the heat so far)
I am still supporting my team, because I believe the support should be till the end, and not betray them in the middle. Otherwise you are not a true RCBian. Let’s back them. A team with players like Gayle, Kohli, ABD, Vinay definitely deserves to win the cup.