IPL 2021: 3 Blunders RCB should avoid making in the tournament
The Challengers have made the final three times and ended as the runners-up on all three instances.
Updated - Apr 8, 2021 9:55 am
3. Not getting the pace combination right
Over the years, death bowling has proven to be the Achilles heel for Royal Challengers Bangalore. There have been times when the franchise failed to defend a target of 200+ in 20 overs as the bowlers leaked runs in the death overs and failed to take timely wickets. The franchise has a lethal spin combination featuring Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar, Adam Zampa, and Glenn Maxwell.
However, they need to pick their three main seamers in the Playing XI judiciously as that can either make or break the team. Ahead of IPL 2021, RCB released a lot of their experienced pacers including Chris Morris, Dale Steyn, and Umesh Yadav. This leaves their pace attack inexperienced as the new inclusions in the form of Daniel Sams, Dan Christian, and Kane Richardson have not played a lot of IPL games.
The costliest buy of RCB, Kiwi pacer Kyle Jamieson, sails in the same boat as he is yet to make his debut on Indian pitches. Coming to the Indian pacers, the team has only two options in the form of Mohammed Siraj and Navdeep Saini.