IPL 2020: RCB captain Virat Kohli having a word with lead trainer Simon Katich.© BCCI/IPL
Illustrious Challengers Bangalore (RCB) lead trainer Simon Katich feels that the batting division has let them down in the second 50% of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020. Kane Williamson crushed his 14th IPL 50 years while Jason Holder played a wary thump as Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) kept their finals trust alive subsequent to overcoming RCB by six wickets in the Eliminator at Sheik Zayed Stadium on Friday.
This was RCB’s fifth consecutive misfortune after a fantastic beginning to their season.
The lead trainer Katich felt that the batting ”ran out of steam” after the solid beginning to the show-stopper function.
“We felt like we were on track at the 10-games mark, and then heading into the last four games… looking back on it now, it feels like we probably ran out of a bit steam,” said Katich at the post-coordinate introduction.
“Particularly with the bat. That’s probably the one area that faded a bit after a really good start to the tournament. Credit to the SunRisers today, I thought they squeezed us beautifully. They took early wickets and then we were always under pressure trying to play catch up,” he added.
RCB neglected to adapt to the situation in the Eliminator conflict against SRH as Jason Holder and T Natarajan featured with the ball to limit the Virat Kohli-drove side to 131/7.
“We always felt if we can get 150 on the board we would be in the game, particularly with the two leggies (Yuzvendra Chahal and Adam Zampa) in the team and seeing the wicket,” said Katich
“It was slow and offering a little bit of turn. To stack our batting today and only get 130 was disappointing. SunRisers thoroughly deserved to go through,” he added.
Notwithstanding beginning the season from a positive point of view and completing fourth in the focuses table, RCB needed to end their mission in Eliminator as SRH set up a virtual semi-last with the Delhi Capitals on Sunday.
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