Even though there is cry of Match/Spot Fixing, IPL as Thamasha league, etc, I am still an ardent fan of IPL and RCB.
Our RCB came to its own terms yesterday! What a sterling performance in tight situation. This is what our team is capable of. Virat Kohli owns his place in the team! He is so fantastic (He will soon become icon of Indian Cricket after Sachin).
But I am baffled at why we should put ourselves in such positions always! But still it is sweet, and if SRH loses tonight it will be sweeter more.
If RCB qualifies to playoffs I think there will be no one stopping them. RR is in dull position after all the controversies…..
I have always been telling, we should concentrate on our strength. For the kind of batting Gayle displays, it is that much more important to have an equally aggressive player to open with him. It is such a mistake & negative strategy to use Dilshan (out of form), Agarwal (inconsistent/threat of getting out early in every match), Pujara (slow), Tiwary (just a trier). I think we should have gone positive with Kohli opening the innings with Gayle. Kohli is not a guy who will get out cheaply to the new ball every match, no point in shielding him. It is understandable in other formats where we have the problem of building innings and stopping collapse (including ODI), but T20 is not that kind of game really. You should take maximum risks and stay aggressive, defensive strategies have no room here.
If you look past the history - great openers always complement each other and both are aggressors (Greenidge/Haynes, Sachin/Sourav, Gilchrist/Hayden).
Even though there is concern about weak bowling, if our batting keeps doing the best aggression, then automatically even the bowling department gets inspired and somehow come up with impressive performance (like it happened yesterday). That is why it is called team game. If our batting strength tries defensive tactics, it will make bowling even more weaker.
Anyhow, let’s hope for the best. Let’s pray luck comes today and KKR defeats SRH
Even if we don’t qualify, I am still proud of RCB More than the team composition, I am upset with the strategies employed. I hope they will correct the mistakes next time.