IPL 2020: ‘Problem has always been…’, Yuzvendra Chahal reveals RCB’s big concern
First Published 20, Aug 2020, 5:09 PM
Bengaluru: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have not won the Indian Premier League (IPL) title so far. The Virat Kohli-led side will again try to end the drought when they head to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for IPL 2020. Ahead of the tournament, RCB spinner Yuzvendra Chahal has revealed the major problem of the team in the previous years.
Talking to former India Test batsman Aakash Chopra on his Facebook account, Chahal spoke about the team’s problem in the last six years.
“It always comes to our mind what we should do next. I have played for RCB for 6 years, the problem has always been, other than the one year when we had Starc, our death-over bowling,” legspinner Chahal said.
“We keep a tight leash till the 16th or 17th over, but I feel we have lost at least 30% of the matches due to the last three overs. Due to those three overs the score goes to 190 or 200. So that changes everything suddenly,” he explained.
“This year I am feeling for the first time that we have a lot of options at the death. Navdeep Saini has matured, Dale Steyn sir is there, Chris Morris has come and then we have Umesh Yadav bhaiya,” he said.
Chahal said this year, RCB have a “lot of options” for death bowling. “So currently we have a lot of options compared to other years. Because earlier after 16 overs, I used to bowl the 17th over if required else we had only two bowlers to bowl the last four overs.”
“But now we have three to four options to bowl the last four overs. So this thing that we were missing earlier, we have covered now.”