Why RCB has the advantage when IPL resumes, Chahal answers
Royal Challengers Bangalore were having a smooth run in IPL 2021 before it had to be suspended owing to COVID-19 concerns. But now there are speculations that the BCCI is trying its best to find a window to complete the remaining tournament.
With five wins in seven games, RCB are in the top half of the table and would be starting as a confident unit. Leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal, who is one of the senior-most members of the side, explains why RCB will have their noses ahead when the tournament resumes.
"We're in the top four in the first half of the tournament. Each team is equal in terms of points so it is a good thing that we don't have to start from the bottom when the tournament resumes," Chahal told India TV Cricket.
"Unlike other seasons where we need five or six wins from the last seven games, we will enter the second half with a lighter mood and accordingly plan things," he added.
So how exactly have things changed for RCB recently? The leggie gives a thoughtful response.
"The management and coaching group who joined us last season were positive. Last year in the UAE as well as this season, we felt like 2016 when we reached the finals. The addition of Glenn Maxwell solved last year's problems. This time around there is less pressure on Virat bhaiya and AB de Villiers that simplified things for us. Devdutt Padikkal also batted really well last season and continued his form in IPL 2021," he further said.
With 125 wickets in 106 matches, Yuzvendra Chahal is the most successful RCB bowler in the history of the Indian Premier League.