Under the new leadership of Faf du Plessis, the Bangalore team had a decent season in the Indian T20 League 2022. They managed to reach the second qualifier, but unfortunately couldn’t go any further. They were once again denied a spot in the final. Despite making it this far into the season, the Bangalore-based franchise had a few weaknesses that they were unable to correct. Here are the reasons why Bangalore did not win the Indian T20 League 2022.
Inconsistency from key players
Key players like Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis, Glenn Maxwell, and Mohammed Siraj all had a huge responsibility to take the team through. However, none of these players were able to establish their rhythm and sustain it for an extended period of time. If any of these players had taken responsibility for the season, they may have won their first championship. Virat Kohli and Mohammed Siraj had particularly disappointing seasons.
Batting collapse in the Qualifier 2
In the all-important qualifier, Rajat Patidar continued his form from the previous game, in which he scored a century. He hit a half-century in the second qualifier. However, he did not get any support from other batters. Bangalore suffered a batting collapse towards the end of the first innings. So much so, that Du Plessis was the next highest run-scorer, with 25 runs. They could only manage 157 runs on the board. Rajasthan batted second and chased down the target with ease. They lost the match by seven wickets after Jos Buttler’s century.
Losing too many matches in the middle
The Bangalore team had a great start to the season as they won the initial matches. However, that did not last a long time. They were then losing far too many games at the end. As a result, they depended on other teams to lose matches. They made it to the top four, but if they had won more games, they may have finished in the top two. They could also have had a second opportunity after losing a game in the playoffs.