The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) were often subjected to a height of criticism for reaching till playoffs or finals, but not making it till the trophy of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Many believe that the side lacks in its bowling department as they have got a powerful batting line-up.
In the third match of the IPL 2020 that has been played between Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) and RCB in Dubai, the Red Army showed some different kind of confidence and a hype that never existed. They diminish the blames for having worst dead bowling by grabbing eight wickets in the last over.
SRH, who won the toss and decided to bowl, did every possible thing to save the game but were restricted on 153 on a chase for 163 runs as all of the players were professionally grabbed by Kohli’s bowlers.
RCB win with a whole new confidence level
Recently, Kevin Pietersen, who used to play for RCB back in 2009-10, also claimed the side’s lacking in bowling. He revealed that they heavily rely on their run-scoring and should focus on their deliveries too.
“I don’t know how many IPLs I have done now, sitting here and previewing every single one of them. It’s always that question about RCB and can they do it. Now, they have proven performers with the bat, they can bat and are brilliant with the bat. They have the greatest batsman, the greatest modern-day batsman that’s in their team, they’ve got the second greatest modern-day batman that’s in their team as well,” said Pietersen on Star Sports’ Cricket LIVE.
“They form a formidable batting partnership and I stress the batting partnership because what they’ve lacked is bowlers. Last year, when Dale Steyn came over, having lost a number of games in a row, they got a fast bowler and they started to win a couple of games. So, the strength and depth that they would have brought into that, the acquisition of Adam Zampa as well has been good,” he further added.
The next match is to be played at Dubai against KL Rahul’s Kings XI Punjab on 23rd September.