Mike Hesson, the director of operations of Royal Challengers Bangalore, has made it clear that the team will not disclose their playing combinations, shrugging off recent speculations regarding their opening combination.
The Royal Challengers Bangalore are one of the most sought-after franchises in the history of the Indian Premier League.
The Virat Kohli-led franchise has undergone a change in personnel in both their support staff as well as in their squad and speculations have started to galore on their team combination, like for example skipper Virat Kohli moving up the order to open with the latest recruit, Aaron Finch.
‘You just have to wait’- Mike Hesson on RCB’s team-combination
Squashing all those speculations, Mike Hesson, in a video uploaded by the Challengers social media handle, clarified that there have been no such discussions in the think-tank as of now.
”It’s really interesting because I did a couple of hours of press conferences yesterday, and never ever talked about (where) Virat will bat or where Aaron Finch is going to bat. And apparently, (now) they’re both batting together!” said Hesson.
Hesson added that the think-tank will not be revealing anything as far as their team combinations are concerned until their first line-up is announced, as it is a part of their strategy, something they’ll like to keep up their sleeves.
“I think, the reality, from a coaching point of view, is that we won’t actually be telling anybody until our first team is announced on exactly what our lineup is. Because that’s our strategy. We want to keep it up on our sleeves, in terms of where will we use players,” Hesson said.
“No doubts, we will be asked many many questions about who’s going to bat where, but you just have to wait. We are aware of what we want but we want to keep our opposition guessing as well.” he added.
RCB’s will kickstart their three-week training session on Friday.