IPL 2018: Daniel Vettori admits RCB death overs bowling is frustrating
"The frustration will be around the backend of the bowling," he quoted.
Updated - Apr 18, 2018 10:57 am
The Royal Challengers Bangalore succumbed to yet another defeat in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League. Having played four games, they have already lost three. Their most recent defeat came against the Mumbai Indians in Mumbai. Certainly, the franchise skipper Virat Kohli and the team head coach Daniel Vettori have serious concerns about the form of the team.
After the 46-run defeat against the Mumbai Indians, Daniel Vettori cited the key area that has been letting their team down. The RCB bowlers have leaked runs in the death overs. They conceded 88 runs in the last five overs against the Rajasthan Royals and ended up giving away 70 runs in the final five against MI. Albeit the likes of Umesh Yadav have oozed fire in the opening spell, they have been seriously poor in the death overs.
Umesh has an economy close to 15 in the final five overs, while the ones like Kulwant Khejroliya give away runs at 13 per over in the final overs. As per the recent quotes in ESPNcricinfo, Daniel Vettori admitted that this death overs bowling in hurting them big time. Also, he had some words of praise for skipper Virat Kohli, who scored 92 in a losing cause against MI.
“The frustration will be around the backend of the bowling, because when you are chasing that much, it puts an extreme amount of pressure on how we play. Virat played exceptionally well today, but unfortunately no one could go with him. So our frustrations will be about how we ended with the ball in the last two games,” Daniel Vettori remarked.
Sundar, Chahal taking defensive stance
Commenting on the spinners, Daniel Vettori remarked that the RCB spinners – Yuzvendra Chahal and Washington Sundar – were defensive against the MI team since the batters were dictating the terms. On the contrary, he cited that the MI spinners came in to the picture when their pace bowlers had set a solid base for them in the game.
“Washington and Yuzi were probably in defensive positions as Lewis and Rohit were going bit more aggressive. And so, we probably bowled a bit more defensively,” Vettori noted.
“When the Mumbai spinners came on, they were in a really good position, and that allowed them to actually bowl a little more attacking, with a bit more flight, put something on the ball, and you saw the rewards they got. But they (Mumbai) batted exceptionally well, and that was the difference between when our spinners bowled and when their spinners bowled,” he noted further.