Former Indian player Harbhajan Singh said Royal Challengers Bangalore will qualify for the IPL 2022 final this year.
RCB thumped Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) by 14 runs in the Eliminator on Wednesday (May 25). RCB will face Rajasthan Royals in the Qualifier 2 in their quest for their fourth appearance in the IPL final.
RCB beat LSG by 14 runs in the eliminator match
Rajat Patidar scored a scintillating unbeaten 112, laced by 12 fours and seven sixes, at a staggering strike rate of 207.41 to power RCB to 207/4.
RCB outsmarted LSG by 14 runs as Harshal (1/25) and Josh Hazlewood (3/43) bowled brilliantly in the slog overs to keep KL Rahul and his men at bay.
RR vs RCB: RCB need to continue having the faith and belief: Harbhajan Singh
Harbhajan said he strongly believes RCB will make it to the final against Gujarat Titans and they must have faith and belief to win the Qualifier 2. The former Indian spinner suggested Faf du Plessis & co to approach their upcoming game just as any other fixture.
“This RCB team has very good players. When you see their batting line-up or bowling line-up, there are players who can win the trophy for them.
“I have a gut feeling that RCB will go all the way this season. And if they do, they’ll probably lift the cup,” Harbhajan told Sportskeeda.
“RCB need to continue having the faith and belief that they can do it. They have got the team. They just have to come and play like one unit. It will come down to the individuals – how badly they need it (victory).
“They need to approach it (Qualifier 2) as another game. Remember, they have come from behind and it is difficult to stop a team that has come from behind,” he added.
RCB will play Rajasthan Royals in Qualifier 2 on Friday (May 27) at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
If RCB manage to seal the final spot then it would be their fourth IPL final. They played the final in 2009, 2011 & 2016 and lost in all three instances.