IPL 2018: Mark Waugh singles out the weaklink in RCB’s campaign this season
They have only registered 3 wins thus far and have put themselves in a precarious situation.
Updated - May 2, 2018 9:43 pm
Former Australian cricketer Mark Waugh is one of the many commentators and analysts on board for the 2018 edition of the Indian Premier League. Recently, the former cricketer tried to analyse the game of the Royal Challengers Bangalore. Team RCB is one of the most celebrated sides in the competition. Their popularity can be accredited to the fact that they have Virat Kohli as their leader this season.
Despite having the big names like Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, and Brendon McCullum on board this season, the team has failed to be among the top four sides in the competition. They have only registered 3 wins thus far and have put themselves in a precarious situation. Another defeat and they might find themselves crashing out of the race for the playoffs.
Trying to analyse what has been going wrong for the RCB camp this season, Mark Waugh narrowed in on the weak link in the side. As per the quotes in Outlook India, Waugh remarked that it is the bowling that is letting the team down this season. He also added that the poor death bowling has been a big concern for the RCB camp.
“Death bowling is a major area of concern for RCB currently as their bowlers are too expensive towards the end. They have had chances to win games but they just can’t find the right set of combination in the last couple of overs which is affecting the team’s results,” Mark Waugh quoted.
Poor numbers for bowlers this season
Umesh Yadav has been the most impressive bowler for RCB this season but even he has had issues with consistency. In the match against the Rajasthan Royals, Umesh had conceded 59 runs in his quota of four overs – the most by any bowler this season. In the match against the Chennai Super Kings, Corey Anderson bowled a horrible spell in the death that saw MS Dhoni clinch a win for CSK.