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IPL 2018: Chris Woakes is feeling positive about rest of the tournament

England all-rounder, Chris Woakes believes that the best of the RCB is yet to come,  and they can make a comeback in the tournament.

Chris Woakes & Virat Kohli
Chris Woakes & Virat Kohli. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Royal Challengers Banglore have a star-studded line-up, but they have got off to a poor start in the tournament. RCB who finished with the wooden spoon last year, have only won one of the first four matches in the tournament. England all-rounder, Chris Woakes believes that the best of the RCB is yet to come,  and they can make a comeback in the tournament.

Chris Woakes on the team’s performance till now

The England all-rounder said that T20 is a fast game, and one or two overs can change the course of the game. He lamented the fact that RCB has failed to perform well for the whole match till now.

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“We have not put a full performance yet in the sense that we have not batted well and bowled well in the same game. One or two overs can change things in T20 cricket. We have to do well in all 40 overs. We have leaked few (more) runs towards the back-end of the innings in the last games,” Chris Woakes said as quoted by the Cricket Country

Banking on the home games

Woakes claimed that in spite of the poor start, the team is feeling upbeat as they have the opportunity to gain momentum in the 4 back to back home games.  “Guys are upbeat, confident going forward. We have four home games on the bounce — we can use that as a springboard to get our campaign back on track. If we win two or three games out of these four games, we can get to a strong position,”

The right-arm fast bowler was full of praise for RCB’s next opponents, Delhi Daredevils. He said that DD is a tough team to beat and RCB would have to be on the top of their game to beat them

RCB is not dependent on two guys

Chris Woakes scoffed at the suggestion that RCB is over-dependent on AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli. He argued that RCB has no dearth of quality players and said that they have a great team from top to bottom.

“We have got a good team from top to bottom. We have a batting line-up that bats very deep. We do have world-class batsmen at the top of the order but we also have world-class middle-order batters as well,” Woakes said.

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