Bangalore hoping for more batting joy in Eden
Yusuf Pathan believes KKR have the bowlers to silence RCB's big bats
It is yet another must-win match for Virat Kohli's team. But reprising what happened at the Chinnaswamy Stadium this past Saturday - when Kohli and AB de Villiers blasted the side to 248 in 20 overs - will take some doing against KKR, a team overflowing with stingy, masterful spinners.
“You have to praise both of them. They got a hundred each. Virat has three hundreds now. But at the Eden it is a different wicket and an away match for them," KKR all-rounder Yusuf Pathan told reporters in Kolkata, while acknowledging the impact of Bangalore's two deadliest batsmen.
"The conditions are also different, so they need to settle down once again which won’t be easy. We have been playing here so we have the home advantage. We will be concentrating on the positives,” Pathan added.
The burly all-rounder said that although RCB's bowling unit was not doing too well, it could take them only one match to get back in shape.
"You never know when things can click, you can’t predict. If you say they have strong batting that might also not click on certain days. It is not like that bowlers can’t win you matches.“