“I believe we will see a new champion this season,” says Shastri on RCB
RCB is currently in the sixth position in the Indian Premier League 2022 points table with six points from five matches while former India head coach Ravi Shastri hopes that RCB will make the playoffs this season and he also praised the leadership of du Plessis.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) is currently standing in the sixth position in the Indian Premier League 2022 points table with six points from five matches.
Under the franchise skipper Faf du Plessis, RCB have won three games while they have suffered two losses and the franchise will play their next game against Delhi Capitals on Saturday evening.
Former India head coach Ravi Shastri hopes that RCB will make the playoffs this season and he also praised the leadership of Faf du Plessis.
While speaking on Cricket Live on Star Sports, Shastri said:
“I believe we will see a new champion this season. Royal Challengers Bangalore are on a roll in this IPL and they are going to make it to the playoffs. They are getting hotter and hotter as the tournament is progressing. They are looking for a good space. They are getting better and better with every game.”
Shastri also said that seasoned players like Faf du Plessis, Virat Kohli, and Glenn Maxwell will play an important role in the franchise this edition.
“Virat has been doing well, Glenn Maxwell is back with the side, and we all know how destructive he can be with the bat. He’s capable of taking the spinners to the cleaners and will be important from RCB’s perspective as the tournament progresses. And then, Faf being their leader is a big bonus for them,”said Shastri.
Royal Challengers Bangalore had suffered a loss against the Chennai Super Kings by 23 runs on Tuesday, April 12.
RCB missed the presence of Harshal Patel as they conceded 216 runs and then they were unable to chase down the target as CSK restricted them to 193/9.
Faf du Plessis was looking short of bowling options to control the ragging duo of all-rounder Shivam Dube and opener batter Robin Uthappa.
Known for his variations and his bowling skills, Harshal Patel is a vital cog in RCB’s wheel. The RCB will hope Harshal Patel returns to the playing XI against Delhi Capitals on Saturday.