The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) has once again witnessed a terrible start in the Indian Premier League (IPL). The Virat Kohli-led team has conceded four consecutive losses in as many games in IPL 2019, which is why they are languishing at the eighth spot on the points tally. After last night’s loss against Rajasthan Royals (RR), RCB bowling coach Ashish Nehra feels that the alarming situation has arrived.
Winning small moments will win you matches
Nehra addressed the media reporters in post-match press conference last night and revealed that it is very important to win the smaller moments in the game. He feels that RCB is probably running out of time as there are only 14 matches in the league stages in IPL and they have already lost four. “If you keep winning small moments then only you will win matches. The only problem for us is that we are running out of time as there are only 14 games,” said Ashish Nehra.
Nehra mentioned currently there is not much difference between the top ranked and bottom teams. He cited the example of the instances when teams have qualified for the playoffs even after requiring to win six games in a row.
“If you win two close encounters, you will have two wins and two loses, which is fine. There is not much of a difference between the top and bottom teams. In this tournament, we have seen teams needing six wins to qualify and they qualify and go on to win the tournament,” added Nehra.
We have been dropping a lot of catches
Nehra noted that they have been dropping a lot of catches in the field in the last two games, which is a major reason for the loss. He also accepted the fact that RCB never played on its potential in the last four matches. “Since the last two games, we have been dropping a lot of catches. In this format if you drop two, three catches that makes a big difference. For now, we are not playing to our potential and we will have to play better whether it’s batting or bowling,” concluded the RCB bowling coach.