IPL 2024 Auction: "He Had Hard Time At Death, But..." - Andy Flower On Yash Dayal's Acquisition

Updated - 23 Dec 2023, 09:49 PM

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It was a haunted evening for young pacer Yash Dayal when he was smacked for five sixes in an over by Kolkata Knight Riders batsman Rinku Singh in the Indian Premier League 2023. Dayal, who used to play for the Gujarat Titans in the previous IPL season, was not able to come back after that match and was also dropped from the team.

Yash Dayal was released by Gujarat Titans ahead of the IPL 2024 auction and was picked by the three-time finalists Royal Challengers Bangalore. RCB bought Yash Dayal for INR 5.00 crore and will aim to add strength to the team’s pace attack.

Bowling has been one of the real concerns for the Royal Challengers Bangalore over the years in the Indian Premier League, and they have tried to strengthen it by adding Alzarri Joseph, Tom Curran, Lockie Ferguson along with Yash Dayal to their squad.

Andy Flower praises Yash Dayal

RCB head coach Andy Flower, who has been handed over the coaching duties by replacing Sanjay Bangar, believed that Yash Dayal has a great ability to swing the ball and also has a high potential of bowling well at the death.

While speaking to Jio Cinema, Andy Flower said, “As far as Yash Dayal is concerned, we saw some of his potential last year, certainly with the new ball for swing and wicket-taking potential. I know he had a hard time at the death occasionally, but we believe he has got high potential and we are looking for great things from him.”

RCB has had the best squad, players, coaching staff and also one of the best fan bases, however, the IPL trophy has still stayed away from the ‘Men in Red and Black’.

The team has batsmen such as skipper Fad du Plessis, Virat Kohli, and Glenn Maxwell, who are currently the best in today’s era and can change the mood of the match on their day. However, the franchise has not been able to lift the trophy.

The bowling has been a loophole that has always left the Royal Challengers Bangalore down and has become the reason behind the team losing matches in the tournament. There have also been instances where the team has not been able to defend over 200 runs totals and lost the match.

Mohammed Siraj has been one of the names who has shined for the team in the bowling department and has also provided the team early breakthrough. Siraj will once again lead the RCB pace attack in IPL 2024 and have the responsibility of providing early breakthroughs.

With the likes of Alzarri Joseph and Lockie Ferguson, RCB will have the weapon of express pace, which can trouble the batsman. However, the team lacks in the spin department as no big name is available in the squad.

Shahbaz Ahmed might be the team’s premier spinner and will have the onus to provide the team with wickets in the middle overs.

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