Royal Challengers Bangalore have slowly however steadily climbed up the IPL 2020 factors desk and are presently sitting fairly on the second spot, tied on factors with Delhi Capitals, after their emphatic 8-wicket victory over Kolkata Knight Riders.
The victory was a results of some nice new ball bowling by the RCB pacers. Mohammed Siraj bowled two maiden and picked up three wickets within the powerplay to peg KKR again and the boys in purple by no means actually recovered from that blow, finally managing solely 84 runs of their 20 overs.
RCB openers Aaron Finch and Devdutt Padikkal bought the workforce of to a gradual begin within the chase, till Lockie Ferguson eliminated Finch. Everyone anticipated captain Virat Kohli to step out and end the job, which he finally did, however Gurkeerat Singh Mann was despatched on the quantity three slot.
Gurkeerat scored an unbeaten 21 and helped RCB shut the match together with captain Kohli. In a video posted on RCB’s Twitter after the match, the workforce’s director of cricket Mike Hesson shared why the Punjab batsman was promoted up the order.
“It was done to give him some confidence. He is the only one in the top five who didn’t get the chance to bat before the last game. We also knew that if Varun Chakravarthy came in Gurkeerat has the ability to take on the spin,” mentioned Hesson in a video posted on RCB’s Twitter deal with.
“Last time it was with AB sir and now with Virat bhai. A lot to learn from them and it is always good to bat alongside then and hopefully many more winning moments like this,” mentioned Gurkeerat.
RCB will subsequent tackle Chennai Super Kings on Sunday, October 25. CSK are all however out of the event however they will play spoilsport in RCB’s possibilities of ending within the high two slots. Hence, it’s important for Kohli and his males to not drop their guard and maintain acting at their greatest.
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