Faf du Plessis-led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) lost by 29 runs against Sanju Samson-led Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the 39th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune on Tuesday, April 26.
Winning the toss and bowling first Royal Challengers Bangalore bowlers did a good job by restricting the dangerous man Jos Buttler. Also, other big reputation RR batters failed to score big runs but Riyan Parag smashed a fifty to help his team score 144 runs.
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While chasing the target, Virat Kohli’s poor form continued and he got out early, Glenn Maxwell got out for a golden duck while Faf du Plessis and Dinesh Karthik also failed to contribute good runs and Royal Challengers Bangalore got bundled out for 115 runs.
That’s the thing we need to fix – Faf du Plessis on RCB’s Top-order
During the post-match presentation Royal Challengers Bangalore captain, Faf du Plessis expressed disappointment at the bowling and fielding performance of the team. He said:
“It’s pretty similar to the previous game we played, there is a little bit of inconsistent bounce. We gave 20 runs too many and the dropped catch cost us 25. 140 was a par score on that pitch.”
Faf du Plessis also said that the top-order batting unit of Royal Challengers Bangalore needs to be fixed in order to win the matches. He asserted :
“That’s the thing we need to fix [the top-order batting]. The basics of the game doesn’t change. You needed someone in the top four to bat through and we have not done it. We have to try to change the batting order and see if that works. ”
Royal Challengers Bangalore captain further talked about Virat Kohli’s poor form and said that great players go through poor phases sometimes. Faf du Plessis added that they will continue to back Virat Kohli to turn things around in the upcoming games. He asserted:
“We have try and play positively. That’s what we discussed after the last game, trying to get the best out of him [on Kohli]. Great players go through these things. Great players go through phases like this. We wanted him to get in straight away so that he doesn’t sit on the sidelines and think about the game. He is a great player and we still back him to turn it around and hopefully, it’s around the corner. It’s a game of confidence.”
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