Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), star studded team last week on same day were languishing at bottom of the table (2nd last position) today are sitting comfortably on 2nd position. With this they have also tighten the grip for place in play offs.
The team which had stats which looked like 2-6 win-loss ratio have suddenly bounced to be on track with win loss record of 7-6. The team captained by Virat Kohli was highly criticized in early part of Indian Premier League. With Gayle force, Kohli’s stroke play, ABD’s 360 degree to Watson’s all round performance, this team is one of the strongest team in IPL edition.
The architect of this success was none other than captain himself Virat Kohli. Virat Kohli who came into the tournament with no T20 century now has 4 centuries to his name. He has already become a player to score most number of runs in single edition of IPL. He has score over 850 runs this season at an average of approx 85. His last 10 innings look like: 113, 75*, 109, 7, 20, 108*, 52, 14, 100*, 80. He has also become first player to score 4000 runs in IPL.
Along with Kohli, ABD, KL Rahul and Gayle have joined forces which has enabled the team to cross the line. The bowling department which looked like weak link in the team has now settled and bowling according to plan.
The team has bounced back and is now one step away from making it to play offs. Next match which will be their final league match will be against DD on 22 May at Raipur. Win here will place them into playoffs. Even a loss with small margin can help RCB to qualify due to their superior run rate. The RCB team has managed to win matches with huge margins. So they have way better NRR than other teams.