India leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal has been an integral part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) squad since past six years now. He has observed closely the problems faced by RCB as they are still to get their hands on the IPL trophy and it has continued to be a long wait for the franchise.
RCB has been bolstered with plenty of talents in their ranks. However, they have not been able to make the most of it. RCB have played with the likes of Chris Gayle, captain Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers in their side. But their bowling at the same time has been questionable. Mitchell Starc has missed out on playing for the franchise owing to injuries. Chahal feels that one of the major problem for the franchise has been bowling and death, thus they have lost most of their matches.
“It always comes to our mind what we should do next. I have played for RCB for 6 years, the problem has always been, other than the one year when we had Starc, our death-over bowling,” Chahal told Aakash Chopra in an interaction.
“Because we keep a tight leash till the 16th or 17th over, but I feel we have lost at least 30% of the matches due to the last 3 overs.”
RCB are still to depart for IPL 2020 with KXIP and KKR already leaving for Dubai. Chennai Super Kings (CSK) are also expected to join them in due course. The new season, however, will be a chance for RCB to revive their fortunes.
Meanwhile, after VIVO pulled out as the sponsors for IPL, Dream 11 bagged the deal for Rs.220 crore for four months. IPL will get underway from September 19 with the final being played on November 10. However, the final fixture for the lucrative tournament is still to be announced, with Mumbai Indians set to put their title on defense.