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PHASE 1 : JEEVAN NIRMAL RAJ 's review for rc's performance
The first phase was a combination of wins and losses for RCB as they tried different combinations.

BATTING:

Kallis performed extremely well during this phase,he was the standout performer.Kallis opening partner Pandey also performed well in this phase he gave good starts against Kxip,RR,MI,DD.Uthappa,Kohli were equally awesome during this phase.Though I fell that Uthappas right slot is at no.4 and kohli at no.5.The team did not use Dravid as a batsmen during this phase,he batted so late or did not bat at all(Dravids right slot is no.3)

BOWLING:

On the bowling front the team had a mixed phase.Kumble was brilliant as usual.Steyn,Kallis,Vinay kumar were good,Praveen kumar(except against RR and KKR) was a little inconsistent.The bowling was brilliant against RR,MI,Csk(23rd march),but were bad especially against Kxip,DD.

FIELDING:

They dropped some crucial catches in the first two games, especially against Kxip.But in the rest of the games the fielding was good.Virat,Manish&Dravid were brilliant in the field.

Strategy:

-Kallis playing the anchor role went down well.

-Steyn was awesome in controlling hard hitting batsmen.

-Sending Dravid at no.3 would have helped the team .

-The team might have benefitted with Roelof van der merwe in place of morgan(As he is the ideal partner for Kumble in the spin department,he is a good batsmen too).

Standout performers:

-Kallis

-Uthappa

-Kumble

-Vinay kumar

-Pandey

-Steyn
a good review friend and excellent strategy
Posted by kala007
Owe excellent review mate
Posted by fsd

 

PHASE 2 : JEEVAN NIRMAL RAJ 's review for rc's performance
The team had a quite phase exactly opposite to the one they had in phase1.They became an inconsistent team winning one and losing the other.The bat was doing the talk most of the times,while the bowlers were off color.The bowlers let the team down as the batsmen were left so much to do every time they went out to bat.The team needs to find a good local spin bowling partner for kumble.Rcb lost almost two to three matches that they should have won.The team combination was also one of the reasons as it failed to find the correct combination.The team performed much below the expectations.It can be said that the team's strong net runrate helped the team much more to reach the semis.
Yes the team performed much below all our expectations
Posted by fsd
The bowlers were surely the reason for team's poor second phase
Posted by george007
the team need an ideal local spin bowling partner for kumble well said
Posted by monirockz
good one boy
Posted by kala007

 

PHASE 3 : JEEVAN NIRMAL RAJ 's review for rc's performance
Semi-finals: RCB came into this match after the thrashing defeat at the hands of MI in their final group match. They also suffered a psychological blow, when the semi-finals were shifted from Bangalore to Mumbai.But they came as tigers and controlled the proceedings of the match for the first 15 overs.Though MI got a good start,RCB picked up the wickets at regular intervals and were in control of the match till the 15th over.The first ball of the 16th over started the momentum shift, as MI managed 77 runs in the last 5 overs, probably 20 runs extra.RCB started the chase well and were on course with the run rate but once they lost Uthappa, everything started to fell apart as all the other batsmen fell around and by the end of 15th over RCB lost seven wickets and from there it was going to be a heavy task as RCB lost by 35 runs. 3rd -4th place off: Any RCB fan would wish to see the team in the final, but this match has a lot of stake as the winner of this match gets a champions league spot.The match was in RCB’s hand right from the moment DC lost 3 wickets in 20 balls and the wicket of Andrew Symonds in the first ball after the powerplay.The bowlers had a fantastic outing led by our captain Anil Kumble and bowled out DC for 82.RCB need a smooth start and that was exactly provided by Dravid .He was well supported by Kallis and Pietersen as RCB chased the total in 83 balls,and got the much important Champions league spot for the second year in the running.
Excellent review
Posted by divinegod
Probably 20 runs extra and the psychological blow were good points
Posted by george007
Good review mate
Posted by kala007

 

 
Phases Match Result

Phase 1 from
3rd May to
7th May

RC v/s KKR
(14th March)
Lost
  RC v/s KXI
(16th March)
Won
  RC v/s RR
(18th March)
Won
  RC v/s MI
(20th March)
Won
  RC v/s CSK
(23rd March)
Won
  RC v/s DDD
(25th March)
Lost
  RC v/s CSK
(31th March)
Lost

Phase 2 from
8th May to
12th May
RC v/s KXI
(2nd April)
Won
  RC v/s DDD
(4th April)
Lost
  RC v/s DC
(8th April)
Lost
  RC v/s KKR
(10th April)
Won
  RC v/s DC
(12th April)
Lost
  RC v/s RR
(14th April)
Won
  RC v/s MI
(17th April)
Lost

Phase 3 from
13th May to
17th May
RC v/s MI
(Semifinal)
(21st April)
Lost
  RC v/s DC
(3-4 playoff)
(24th April)
Won