Simon Katich : RCB Must Be Ruthless To Finish Off Matches

IPL 2020: RCB Must Be Ruthless To Finish Off Matches – Simon Katich

Simon Katich
Simon Katich

Simon Katich, Royal Challengers Bangalore’s head coach told his players that they need to be ruthless in order to prevent the opposition from making a comeback in the match. His remark came as RCB defeated Mumbai Indians in the Super Over on Monday at the Dubai International Stadium.

In the Super Over, Mumbai Indians were able to score only seven runs as RCB pacer Navdeep Saini bowled a brilliant over, and Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers chased it down with ease. In the stipulated 20 overs, both Mumbai and Bangalore posted 201 runs on the board.

Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma
Virat Kohli RCB skipper and Rohit Sharma MI skipper. photo Credit: BCCI/IPL.

Simon Katch: RCB Didn’t Deserve To Win Against Mumbai Indians

Simon Katich credited Washington Sundar for his magnificent bowling as he conceded only 12 runs in 4 overs. Even substitute Pawan Negi took three catches and pacer Isuru Udana picked two wickets of Suryakumar Yadav for 0 and Ishan Kishan in the last over. Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal and Adam Zampa picked up one wicket each.

“The thing that stands out was obviously how skipper Kohli decided to negotiate all his bowlers. Sundar bowled three overs in the powerplay for just seven runs and that was absolutely magnificent. Negi was fantastic as he held three catches. Isuru got his first wicket for RCB.

“The energy out there was magnificent to watch, I do not think we deserved to win that game against Mumbai,” Katich was seen telling his players after the match in a video posted on the official Twitter handle of RCB.

Isuru Udana (Sri Lanka)
Isuru Udana (Sri Lanka) Photo Credit: BCCI/IPL.

“We did a lot of things right, there are more positives than negatives. In all three matches, we have given the opposition chances, if we are ruthless we will finish them off. If we tidy up, we will go a long way. This game owes us nothing so we will have to start again,” he added.

Simon Katich credited the energy of both the teams which was magnificent to watch. Simon Katich noted that RCB did not deserve to win the match after Kieron Pollard and Ishan Kishan took the match almost away from them.

Simon Katich however credited skipper Virat Kohli for utilizing and negotiating all his bowlers.

Chasing 202, Mumbai found itself at a spot of bother at 78/4, but it was then that Ishan Kishan got together with Kieron Pollard at the crease and the duo formed a stand of 119 runs to take the side closer to the target.
Ishan Kishan played an outstanding knock of 99, studded with two fours and nine sixes. On the other hand, Kieron Pollard registered an unbeaten knock of 60 off just 24 balls with the help of three fours and five sixes.

Washington Sundar Conceded Only 12 Runs In 4 Overs While Navdeep Saini Bowled A Superb Super Over

For RCB, pacer Navdeep Saini went wicketless and finished with figures of 0-43 in his four overs. The pacer also bowled the Super Over, in which he conceded just seven runs even though MI allrounders Kieron Pollard and Hardik Pandya were at the middle.

Navdeep Saini
Navdeep Saini Twitter. Photo Credit: IPL/BCCI.

In the match against Mumbai Indians, RCB left out regular wicket-keeper Josh Philippe and AB de Villiers donned the gloves instead to do the wicket-keeping duties. With bat in hand, the South African star had played an unbeaten knock of 55 runs off just 24 balls with the help of 4 fours and 4 sixes to take RCB’s score to 201/3 in the allotted twenty overs.

For RCB, spinner Washington Sundar was also a standout performer as he just conceded 12 runs in his quota of four overs and also picked up the crucial wicket of MI skipper Rohit Sharma. RCB has played three matches in the tournament so far and the side has managed to win two out of these three. The Virat Kohli-led side will next lock horns with Rajasthan Royals on October 3.

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