Final Replace on: Could 14th, 2023 at 05:43 pm
AB de Villiers has taken an oblique dig at Royal Challengers Bangalore’s middle-order batsmen after their poor present within the essential match in opposition to Rajasthan Royals on the Sawai Mansingh Stadium on Sunday (Could 14).
In a sport that RCB would want to win to remain in competition for the playoff spots, their middle-order batsmen as soon as once more failed to fireside. As has been the case all through the season, RCB’s top-order as soon as once more laid the inspiration for the large rating earlier than the center and lower-order batsmen didn’t capitalise.
Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis added 50 runs for the primary wicket earlier than the previous departed. Du Plessis and Glenn Maxwell then shared a 69-run stand earlier than KM Asif dismissed the RCB skipper for 55. Maxwell additionally went on to hit one other fifty and departed after scoring 54 off 33 balls.
AB de Villiers expresses concern:
RCB had been on 119 for two within the fifteenth over after du Plessis’ departure. The center-order batsman had the proper platform to go all out and propel the staff to a superb rating. Nonetheless, Mahipal Lomror and Dines Karthik managed 1 and 0 respectively to depart RCB reeling at 120 for 4.
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15 runs later, Maxwell departed too earlier than Anuj Rawat’s unbeaten knock of 29 runs from simply 11 balls helped the Bengaluru-based outfit end their innings with a aggressive whole of 171 for five. However earlier than Rawat’s knock, AB de Villiers took to Twitter to precise his issues over RCB’s fixed battle to complete their innings strongly with the bat in IPL 2023.
RCB have been over-reliant on du Plessis, Kohli, and Maxwell this season. Du Plessis has scored 621 runs up to now whereas Kohli and Maxwell have scored 438 and 371 runs respectively. All three batsmen are within the prime ten highest run-scorers checklist in IPL 2023 up to now.
The following finest performer with the bat is Dinesh Karthik who’s on the 54th spot within the run-scorers chart after managing solely 140 runs up to now. The opposite middle-order batsmen have carried out solely worse. And as RCB’s center and decrease order failed once more on Saturday, AB de Villiers took to Twitter to level that out.
The previous RCB batsman said that RCB had been lacking a hard-hitting batsman within the dying overs all through IPL 2023, writing: “RCB’s desperately wanted an in-batter for the final 3-5 overs all through this marketing campaign! Let’s hope Maxi will be there for the final 20 odd balls at the moment. Distinction between profitable and shedding.”
RCB’s desperately wanted an in-batter for the final 3-5 overs all through this marketing campaign! Let’s hope Maxi will be there for the final 20 odd balls at the moment. Distinction between profitable and shedding
— AB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) Could 14, 2023