The low on performance side of the Royal Challengers Bangalore has made it one of the most talked franchisee of the Indian Premier League 2019. The disappointing and lackluster display of the game by the RCB has continued throughout the IPL season 2017 and 2018 and is currently ongoing in 2019 as well. The team has played three matches so far and couldn’t register a single win in any of these three matches. The team management of RCB thought that they team will reinvent their game in the upcoming IPL season 2019, however, they have been constantly dragging themselves towards degrading losses.
It wasn’t much of a humiliation for RCB to score only 70 runs in the tournament opening match against the defending champions, Chennai Super Kings that the team recently lost the match against Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians as well. The team came forth with worst death over bowling performances in the recent times.
The ingredient to a successful campaign is a well-balanced outfit and less dependence on a particular player says Srikkanth
The same is being reckoned by the former Indian captain, Kris Srikkanth saying that he feels Kohli-led RCB doesn’t have a correct balance of players to come forth with winning performances and that has made a lot of difference with the team. He further said that the team mainly relies on performances of Kohli and AB de Villiers and that is not an ingredient of a successful campaign for any team.
“The ingredient to a successful campaign is a well-balanced outfit and less dependence on a particular player. RCB have been struggling over the years and it’s no secret that barring Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers, the others have not really turned in the performances that one expects at this level. Opponents also believe that once they see the back of this duo there is little chance left for RCB,” said Srikkanth.
I am a firm believer in sticking to a combination and if RCB can continue to instill confidence in their players, they should come good said Srikkanth
He furthered by saying that the Bengaluru based franchisee is most hurt due to the lack of good all-rounders in the team with only Moeen Ali and Colin de Grandhomme as the only available options. “The lack of a genuine all-rounder is also hurting RCB’s chances. Moeen Ali needs time and the backing of the team management to deliver. I am a firm believer in sticking to a combination and if RCB can continue to instill confidence in their players, they should come good. They have the arsenal and it remains to be seen how they tackle SRH,” said Srikkanth.