IPL 2020: RCB skipper Virat Kohli in conversation with head coach Simon Katich.© BCCI / IPL
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) head coach Simon Katich believes the batting division has let them down in the second half of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020. Kane Williamson hit his 14th IPL half-century while Jason Holder knock played as Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) kept their final hopes alive after beating RCB by six wickets in the Eliminator at Sheikh Zayed Stadium on Friday.
This was RCB’s fifth straight loss after a great start to their season.
Head coach Katich felt that the batter “ran out of steam” after the strong start of the showpiece.
“We felt like we were on track at the 10-games mark, and then on our way to the last four games … now looking back on it, it feels like we’re probably out of steam,” Katich said on the mail. -match presentation.
“Especially with the bat. That’s probably the area that faded a bit after a really good start to the tournament. Thanks to the SunRisers today, I thought they compressed us beautifully. They took early wickets and then we were always under pressure. to try playing catch up, ‘he added.
RCB failed to rise to the challenge in the Eliminator clash against SRH when Jason Holder and T Natarajan starred with the ball to limit the Virat Kohli-led side to 131/7.
“We always felt that if we could get 150 on the board we would be in the game, especially with the two leggies (Yuzvendra Chahal and Adam Zampa) on the team and seeing the wicket,” said Katich.
“It was slow and offered a little twist. To stack our at bat today and get just 130 was disappointing. SunRisers absolutely deserved to go on,” he added.
Despite starting the season well and finishing fourth in the points table, RCB had to end their campaign in Eliminator when SRH hosted a virtual semi-final with the Delhi Capitals on Sunday.
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