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AS we saw it from last match the giant Gayle and Chahal is blistering up performances and yet again it Gujarat Lions who got defeated by them in the last match and this two players performed above par.
But as we all know this is neither the end of discussions nor the end of topic that ABD should be fit for the upcoming match against KKR otherwise the team will have to face a tremendous loss which will certainly be unbearable for the side
The team as a RCB is doing very well just because the players are giving their best to perform on different areas and they are indeed proving themselves at every point of time and whenever required they have always come up with a solution
“Chris [Gayle] is at his strongest and most powerful on these good wickets and can take any bowling attack down. We had to go through the ringer – Sam Badree was injured today, Tymal’s [Mills] injured, obviously AB [de Villiers] is injured as well. So to have the likes of Chris, Travis [Head], Adam [Milne] and Shane [Watson] to call on in these situations makes a huge difference. When we went to the auction process, we wanted to increase our bench strength and fortunately today it’s come through for us.
“We’re fortunate that we don’t play until the 23rd, so that’ll allow us to have some recovery time. We’re hopeful that AB is fit for that, we’re hopeful that Sam’s fit for that, we’re hopeful that Tymal is fit for that. So they do have an extended period of time before we play again. We’re reasonably confident that they’ll be available to play. But it’s good that Chris and Travis stood up today, which means we have more selection dilemmas,” Vettori added.
Vettori was also lavish in his praise of Chahal, who accounted for Gujarat’s top three to finish with figures of 3 for 31. “I’ve been lucky enough to work with Yuzi [Yuzvendra Chahal] for the last four years and also play against him when he was with the Mumbai Indians. The way he bowled in the Champions League final four years ago was the reason we wanted to get him into RCB.
“He’s one of those guys who’s competitive, coupled with a lot of skills. And I think those two (Chahal and Badree) together as a spin bowling unit makes for a formidable combination. He’s really positive, really confident about what’s he’s doing and he’s also really skilful. Anyone who can succeed at Chinnaswamy [stadium] as a spin bowler, you know there’s something special about him and you saw that again today with his performance,” Vettori said of Chahal.
Following a four-day break ahead of their clash against KKR, RCB have limited time-offs in between their subsequent matches, playing as many as five in nine days. Vettori though doesn’t mind playing continuously but he was also quick to admit that it was important for the players to stay free of injuries.
“I think the guys enjoy playing repeatedly, the guys enjoy the play-travel-play because they’re given the opportunity to get into the game, to compete and try and win games. Sometimes, when you have the extended break, you can get rusty and training becomes boring. So if you can stay injury-free then it’s great, if you can’t then that makes it a little difficult,” Vettori concluded.