Royal Challengers Bangalore Under Tremendous Pressure Regarding the Thursday Match
Medium pacer Sreenath Arvind of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) admitted that his team would be under tremendous pressure when they take on Gujarat Lions (GL) in the IPL-10 tie in Bengaluru on Thursday, 27th April.
Sreenath said that it would be definitely a pressure game as they have to bounce back. They have to have a positive attitude towards winning not only this game, but all other games too to remain in the contest.
With five points obtained from eight games, including one from the rain-hit and abandoned tie against title holder Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on Tuesday, it’s a déjà vu for RCB since it was in the same scenario last year when they had won four games one after the other to enter the final, but lost against SRH by 8 runs on 29th May, 2016 here.
After the 82-run insulting defeat against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at Kolkata on Sunday, with the lowest score in the tournament of 49 runs in 9.3 overs, Arvind recalled how they were waiting for the game to start and the rain didn’t stop unfortunately though they were expecting to play minimum for five overs.
As reiterated by Arvind, they were looking forward to playing positive after the Kolkata incident; though they have a team of good players they didn’t play as a unit in a few games. Arvind said that they know that they are in pressure to become winners again.
Among the eight games RCB played, they won just two – against Delhi Daredevils (DD) here on 8th April by 15 runs and against Gujarat Lions on 18th April at Rajkot by 21 runs.
They lost 5 matches, including 3 away games – against SRH on 5th April in Hyderabad by 35 runs, against Kings XI Punjab on 10th April in Indore by 8 wickets and against KKR on 23rd April in Kolkata by 82 runs, and two games at home – against MI by 4 wickets on 14th April and against RPS by 27 runs on 16th April.
According to Arvind, listing wrong things doesn’t help; they should play as a unit and have a positive attitude to win each game if they want to make to the plays-offs as they did last year.
Their home pitch has slowed down and become hard for any team this season to score high. Arvind said that the pitch was not as favorable as it was for batsmen.
Arvind also admitted that their best player Chris Gayle was not in a great form like last year.
Still, Arvind is expecting to be positive towards today’s match; in short, the game is going to be exciting.
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