Ahmedabad (Gujarat) [India], May 1 (ANI): Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) may need misplaced the match against Punjab Kings by a honest margin however head coach Simon Katich expects a good show from the facet after they face Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Monday within the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021.
Punjab Kings (PBKS) made a formidable comeback within the cash-rich league after registering a thumping victory over RCB in Match 26 of IPL on Friday.
Chris Gayle had blasted 5 fours in six balls earlier than KL Rahul modified gears within the loss of life overs to steer Punjab Kings to 179/5. In reply, RCB was solely in a position to rating 145/8, because of a good bowling efficiency from Harpreet Brar and Ravi Bishnoi.
Katich feels the Rahul-led facet adjusted to the situation higher right here on the Narendra Modi Stadium and RCB misplaced their method within the center overs having scored 62 within the first ten overs.
“Obviously, our net run rate took a hit today. We just got our class today by Punjab. I think that they played to the conditions better. They certainly assessed pretty well with the bat and got to a very good total. Then obviously we lost our way through the middle of the innings and probably left around a little bit too late. So, they deserved the win today,” Katich mentioned in a digital press convention.
“They were very good. Obviously, KL Rahul was outstanding at the top of the order, marshaling them to that 190 scores, which in the end was probably well over par on that wicket given it was the second time. It was used last night as well,” he additional mentioned.
“So, disappointing day for us, but one thing this group is very good at is bouncing back. So, expect a good showing from us when we play KKR in a couple of days, time,” Katich added.
Yuzvendra Chahal went for loads of runs in his first two overs earlier than cleansing up Shahrukh Khan. But his spot within the enjoying XI is not underneath the “scanner” based on coach Katich.
“I wouldn’t say his (Chahal) spot is under the scanner. I think, obviously today they bowled a much better length and waited. In terms of the way the wicket played, it certainly looked like it got slower and slower as the night went on,” mentioned Katich.
“So, they assessed it well, they bowled a very good length. We were off our lengths a little bit. So, Yuzi fought back well, but he got off to a slow start in that first over to Gayle,” he additional mentioned.
“It’s never easy to play catch up as a spinner when you’ve been hit in your first over. But I thought Shahbaz Ahmed bowled well. We tried to cool things back, but in the end 190 was too many on that wicket,” Katich added.
RCB is now on the third spot with 10 factors and can subsequent lock horns with Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Monday. (ANI)