Royal Challengers Bangalore all-rounder Chris Woakes hopes that the consecutive home matches for his team will be enough to change their fortune.
Cricket News: To revive the IPL campaign RCB is banking on home games, says Woakes
The star-studded franchise failed to defend 177 runs in their opening game against Kolkata. In the next game they chased down 156 runs against Punjab. But in the later games they lost to Rajasthan and Mumbai by 19 and 46 runs respectively.
Their four home-game streak begins on Saturday against Delhi, Chennai (April 25), Kolkata (April 29) and Mumbai (May 1).
The former Knight Riders player thinks that his current team is not doing well in the whole 40 overs of a match.
“We have not put a full performance yet in the sense that we have not batted well and bowled well in the same game. One or two overs can change things in T20 cricket. We have to do well in all 40 overs. We have leaked few (more) runs towards the back-end of the innings in the last games.”
“Guys are upbeat, confident going forward. We have four home games on the bounce – we can use that as a springboard to get our campaign back on track. If we win two or three games out of these four games, we can get to a strong position.”
“In this format, momentum can shift very quickly. And the guys are still upbeat, willing to go to practice and train hard.”
“We have got a good team from top to bottom. We have a batting line-up that bats very deep. We do have world-class batsmen at the top of the order but we also have world-class middle-order batters as well.”
“I am sure everyone will put their hands up and perform for the side,” concluded Woakes.