Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen mentioned the Royal Challengers Bangalore have a few large problems which they want to type temporarily with a view to get their marketing campaign again on course in IPL 2021. RCB misplaced to Chennai Tremendous Kings via 6 wickets in Sharjah on Friday. This used to be after the 9-wicket hammering they took towards KKR of their first event of the second one leg in Abu Dhabi.
Pietersen mentioned, not like within the ultimate sport, RCB had been in an excellent place towards CSK. However they did not pressure house the merit regardless of a 111-run opening stand between captain Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal after being requested to bat first via MS Dhoni.
“You’ll acquire momentum thru successful after which you’ll be able to acquire momentum thru dropping as neatly. If you will get hammered like they had been towards KKR and now you will lose a sport from being in an excellent place then there’s a downside. They had been 111 for no loss however misplaced the sport, that is a topic,” Pietersen mentioned within the post-match display on Megastar Sports activities.
Each Kohli and Padikkal struck fifties however CSK pulled the strings to limit them to 156 for 6.
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RCB controlled handiest 45 runs in the remainder 6.4 overs after being ready from the place they may have driven for a ranking within the neighborhood of 200.
Bravo’s bowling made an enormous distinction to the realization of the RCB innings as he conceded handiest 24 runs in his 4 overs and likewise added the wickets of Glenn Maxwell (11) and Harshal Patel (3).
Gaikwad and Du Plessis added 71 runs in 8.2 overs and later Moeen Ali (23) and Ambati Rayudu (32) additionally were given begins however may just now not convert the ones into large knocks.
Suresh Raina (17) and skipper MS Dhoni (11) ensured that there used to be no twist within the story, taking the aspect previous the end line.
Neither Mohammed Siraj nor Navdeep Saini may just hassle the CSK openers. Whether or not the ball used to be pitched up, quick or bowled at a excellent period, Gaikwad and his Protea spouse handled them with equivalent disdain.
Realising that spinners might flip the sport round, Kohli passed the ball to off-spinner Glenn Maxwell and the Australian answered with the wicket of du Plessis, who used to be in charge of enjoying a free shot.
On the other hand, Rayudu and Moeen didn’t display any recognize to the gradual bowlers. They labored the ball round to stay the scoreboard shifting and likewise were given the large photographs.
Pietersen mentioned RCB and Kohli cannot be relying on Chahal by myself to ship with the ball each and every time.
“There are bowling problems too. We stay announcing it, who’s the bowler (who’s going get wickets… Chahal can not proceed to do it. I do know h will get wickets, he will get wickets for RCB however you can not say to him that you have got to do it each and every event. Someone else has to get up. One of the crucial seamers need to get up,” he added.
(With PTI inputs)