Kevin Pietersen, former England batsman mentioned the Royal Challengers Bangalore have a few large points which they should type rapidly so as to get their marketing campaign again on monitor in IPL 2021.
RCB misplaced to present table-toppers Chennai Tremendous Kings by 6 wickets in Sharjah on Friday. This loss got here after the 9-wicket hammering they took in opposition to KKR of their first match of the second leg in Abu Dhabi the place the staff was dismissed after scoring solely 92.
Kevin Pietersen: It Is An Challenge That RCB Misplaced The Recreation From A Very Good Place From Being 111/0
Kevin Pietersen mentioned, not like within the final sport, RCB was in an excellent place in opposition to CSK. However they didn’t drive residence the benefit regardless of a 111-run opening stand between captain Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal after being requested to bat first by MS Dhoni.
“You possibly can acquire momentum by way of profitable after which you may acquire momentum by way of shedding as properly. If you will get hammered like they have been in opposition to KKR and now you will lose a sport from being in an excellent place then there’s a downside. They have been 111 for no loss however misplaced the sport, that’s a problem,” Kevin Pietersen mentioned within the post-match present on Star Sports activities.
Each the RCB openers Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal struck spectacular fifties however CSK pulled the strings to limit them to 156 for six. RCB managed solely 45 runs within the remaining 6.four overs after being able from the place they might have pushed for a rating within the neighborhood of 200.
Dwayne Bravo Restricted RCB To Under 160 From 111 For No Loss
Dwayne Bravo’s bowling modified the course of the RCB innings as he conceded solely 24 runs in his 4 overs moreover choosing the wickets of RCB all-rounders Glenn Maxwell (11) and Harshal Patel (3).
In reply, CSK openers Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf Du Plessis added 71 runs in 8.2 overs and later Moeen Ali (23) and Ambati Rayudu (32) additionally bought begins however couldn’t convert these into large knocks. Suresh Raina (17) and skipper MS Dhoni (11) ensured that there have been no additional hiccups, taking the facet previous the end line.
Neither of the 2 RCB Indian pacers Mohammed Siraj nor Navdeep Saini might bother the CSK openers. Whether or not the ball was pitched up, quick, or bowled at an excellent size, Ruturaj Gaikwad and his Protea companion handled them with equal disdain. Realizing that spinners might flip the sport round, Virat Kohli handed the ball to off-spinner Glenn Maxwell and the Australian responded with the wicket of Faf du Plessis, who was responsible of enjoying a unfastened shot.
Nonetheless, middle-order batsmen of CSK Ambati Rayudu and Moeen Ali didn’t present any respect to the sluggish bowlers. They labored the ball round to maintain the scoreboard shifting and likewise bought the large pictures.
“There are bowling points too. We maintain saying it, who’s the bowler (who’s going get wickets… Chahal can’t 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 simply’ve bought to do it each match. Any individual else has to face up. One of many seamers have to face up,” Kevin Pietersen added.
Kevin Pietersen mentioned RCB and Virat Kohli can’t be relying on Yuzvendra Chahal alone to ship with the ball each time. The duo of Mohammed Siraj and Navdeep Saini general gave away 48 runs general in 5 overs, whereas Wanindu Hasaranga conceded 40 runs in four overs.