Virat Kohli celebrates with his team-mates [Photo-Twitter]

Last Update on: November 3rd, 2020 at 12:58 pm

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) might have sneaked into the playoffs of IPL 2020 despite a six-wicket defeat to Delhi Capitals on Monday in Abu Dhabi; however, Michael Vaughan is not optimistic of their chances. The Royal Challengers managed to drag the game against Delhi Capitals beyond 17.3 overs while defending 153, ensuring that their net run rate is more than Kolkata Knight Riders. Michael Vaughan feels RCB does not have enough firepower to lift the title.

Virat Kohli and co. had the chance of ensuring a top-two finish in the IPL 2020 points table after accumulating 14 points. However, three consecutive losses at the back end made them hang on to dear life. The three-time finalists will face either the Kolkata Knight Riders or SunRisers Hyderabad in the second qualifier. RCB has beat the Knight Riders twice in the current edition; hence, they will take confidence.

Yuzvendra Chahal celebrates with RCB teammates [Photo-Twitter]
Michael Vaughan underlined that he told from the beginning that the Royal Challengers do not have enough firepower to lift the title. At the same time, the former English skipper feels that anything is possible in 2020 and that Virat Kohli could bat left-handed if needed.

Can the RCB team win it this year? I’ve said that from the beginning, I don’t think they’ve got enough collectively to win it. Look anything is possible particularly in 2020, the world’s been turned upside down so who knows what’s gonna happen. Virat Kohli might bat left-handed and win them the game (in a gest) but it’s a tall order,” Vaughan told Cricbuzz.

“RCB have got no other options but to play aggressive cricket” : Michael Vaughan

Michael Vaughan, England, ICC Women's World Cup 2020, India,
Michael Vaughan. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Vaughan believes that the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) are full of individuals, capable of performing well under pressure. The Ashes-winning captain highlighted that one thing in favour of RCB is that they have no other options but to play aggressively. Barring Devdutt Padikkal, no other batsman registered a substantial score against Delhi Capitals on Monday as his side ended up with 152 only.

I look at teams and individuals and see are there enough individuals in the RCB team full of confidence to play in the pressure that they would be under… I guess the one thing in RCB’s favour is that they’ve got no other options but to play hard and aggressive cricket,” the 46-year old added.

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