After the first six matches of IPL 2019 Royal Challengers Bangalore finds itself at the bottom of the table. From their first match loss to CSK Chennai to their last match defeat by Capitals dose not augur well for their future in this year IPL.
In the first match, Caption cool, M S Dhoni, won the toss and knowing the conditions fully well choose to bowl first. Harbhajan Singh broke the back bone of RCB by sending Kohli, M Ali and de Villiers cheaply. Tahir did the rest of the damage. RCB was bundled out for paltry 70 runs their joint
second lowest score.
Second match was lost by RCB narrowly. Fine bowling by J Bumrah, Man of the match, and H Pandya prevented RCB from recording a win, despite a valiant attempt by AB de Villiers (70 of 41 with 6 sixers). Earlier Mumbai Indians raced to 187. Thanks to some clean hitting by Yuvaraj Singh and H
In the third match against Sunrisers facing a huge target RCB miserably failed against M Nabi and S Sharma. 185 opening partnership, Centuries by both the openers J Bairstow and D Warner propelled Sunrisers total to 231 for 2.
Fourth match saw RCB setting a decent target of 159 to Rajasthan Royals. Parthiv Patel (67 of 41) and Stoinis (31 of 28) played well for RCB. Shreyas) Gopal, Man of the match, 3/12 (4) bowled exceptionally well to restrict RCB to a total of 158/4. Royals chased down the target through J Buttler (59 of 43) and R Tripathi (34 of 23).
In the match five Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers stitched a 100 plus run partnership to set a target of 206 for KKR. A Russel with some breath-taking hitting took the match away from RCB. His 48 of 13 with a four and 7 sixers and a strike rate of 369 really robbed RCB their chance of getting their first points on n the table.
In match six Rabada, Man of the match, 4/21 and Shreyas Iyer 67 (50) for Capitals stood in between RCB and their first win. Earlier Virat Kohli 41 (33) and Moeen Ali 32 (18) set Capitals a decent target of 150.
At the beginning of the tournament there is a lot of expectation on Virat Kohli led RCB. Now it is at the bottom of the table with nil points. In the last two editions of IPL, RCB didn’t qualify for play off.
This year we fear they repeat the same results.