IPL 2019: Yuzvendra Chahal Still Hopeful About Their Chances to Qualify
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have had the worst start to their campaign of this edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). They have lost all the six games so far and are staring an ouster from the tournament. However, Yuzvendra Chahal is upbeat about their chances and is still hoping to qualify for the tournament.
Meanwhile, Royal Challengers Bangalore will take on Kings XI Punjab later today at the PCA IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali. Virat Kohli & Co will be desperate to turn the tide in their favour and script an epic comeback. Yuzvendra Chahal feels they are still in the race to progress in the tournament. The leg-spinner also added they need to believe in their skill and it will turn from the next game. Incidentally, Bangalore were in a similar stage where they needed to win six out of seven games in 2016 and played the finals of that edition.
“We are six down, but we still have an outright chance to qualify for the playoffs. If you remember in 2016, when we played in final, we were in the same kind of situation. We needed to win six out of seven games. We need to believe in our skills and hopefully, the turnaround for us will start from tomorrow,” said-Chahal.
Welcome break for us: Chahal
However, Kings XI Punjab have won seven straight at their home turf making things tough for the Royal Challengers Bangalore. But the bottom-placed side had a good break and will look to come back a lot fresher and give their full effort. Yuzvendra Chahal also spoke on the same lines saying that it was a welcome break for them. He also added that they have discussed on their batting and bowling minutely and will look to play good cricket.
“It was a much-needed break for us. As a team we regrouped and we discussed everything minutely, either it is batting, bowling or fielding. Punjab is an important game for us we need to win it to stay alive in the tournament,” said Chahal.
Meanwhile, Bangalore will miss the service of fast bowler Mohammad Siraj suffered a right collar bone injury during practice. After initial consultations with the team physio, the right-arm pacer was rushed to a hospital for further scans.
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