Royal Challengers Bangalore lost their second consecutive game as Mumbai Indians crushed them by 6 wickets. RCB began their innings well as their new opening pair Josh Philippe and Devdutt Padikkal gave them a strong beginning at the top. Nonetheless, a middle-order breakdown and an excellent spell from Jasprit Bumrah changed the game totally for RCB. The innings which was looking good to go for an all-out close to 185, finished at 164 and those 20 runs had an extraordinary effect.
While defending the target, MI had a consistent beginning and didn’t permit RCB to pick early wickets. Notwithstanding, the party began for them when Suryakumar Yadav played an incredible knock as he took his group home with an unbeaten fifty.
RCB now has two games remaining, from which they have to win at least one game to have a better chance of qualifying to the playoffs.
Here are the three slip-ups committed by RCB against MI
1. Picked Dale Steyn rather than Isuru Udana
As Navdeep Saini was injured, Royal Challengers Bangalore should have replaced their solid pacer. To get an abroad pacer was the correct decision yet they might have acquired Isuru Udana rather than Dale Steyn. The Protea speedster was in inauspicious form toward the start of the season and as Saini was one of RCB’s dependable death bowlers, Udana might have been an ideal substitution. Steyn completed his 4 overs by giving 43 runs without picking any wickets.
2. Problems with short balls
RCB began their innings very well however when they lost their first wicket. Strangely, a few RCB batsmen got out of short balls and their mistakes looked very indistinguishable. They took a stab at playing cut or pull yet Mumbai’s pacers ended up being excessively quick for them. At this level, such errors might have been abstained from thinking about the significance of this match.
3. Bowling Washington Sundar less in the powerplay
Washington Sundar has been one of the most efficient bowlers in the powerplay. Likewise, taking into account that MI began with a couple of left-handers, Sundar ought to have been their programmed decision. Be that as it may, RCB began with Chris Morris and Dale Steyn with the new ball and missed a significant stunt at the top. In the event that Sundar would have begun for the RCB, MI batsmen may have battled and early wickets were so significant in this game.