IPL 2019: KKR's Piyush Chawla backs Virat Kohli-led RCB to bounce back

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First Published 5, Apr 2019, 3:09 PM IST
IPL 2019: KKR's Piyush Chawla backs Virat Kohli-led RCB to bounce back
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In the 17th match of IPL 2019, the Virat Kohli-led RCB will face KKR at Bengaluru's M Chinnaswamy stadium at 8 pm on April 5. So far, RCB have lost all their four matches

Bengaluru: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) spinner Piyush Chawla said the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will undoubtedly bounce back in IPL 2019 because they have quality players in their ranks.

RCB is the only team not to have won a match this IPL, losing all four matches played so far.

"We all know what type of game RCB has got, and four games down doesn't mean that they are down and out. We know the quality of players they have, they are going to bounce back. They will come even more hard at us. We have to prepare in that way and play some good cricket to beat them," Chawla said ahead of the match against RCB.

Chawla said KKR bowlers need to stick to basics against RCB skipper Virat Kohli and dangerous AB de Villiers.

"Plans are simple. We need to follow the basics. Virat, AB and even Parthiv (Patel) the way he batted in the last game, they all are quality batsmen. We need to make sure we don't give them easy things," he said.

Asked if it was a cause of worry for KKR conceding over 180 runs in all three matches so far, Chawla replied in a negative.

"Even if we had given away 180-odd against Kings XI (Punjab), we also scored 200-odd runs. We could have bowled better against Delhi Capitals. I don't think there is anything to worry about, but we would like to pull socks up," he said.

RCB and KKR will face off in the 17th match of IPL 2019 at Bengaluru’s M Chinnaswamy Stadium today (April 5).

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