RCB vs RR :Top 4 reasons behind RCB’s pathetic fallout in the epic clash of royals

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Rahul Tripathi RR vs RCB
Rahul Tripathi's heroics saved the day for RR against RCB

RCB is probably one team who despite having some of the best players in the world, choke every season when it’s needed the most. The Bangalore franchise locked horns with Rajasthan Royals and suffered a pathetic defeat which led to their ouster from the tournament.  RCB , led by Kohli failed to chase a target of 165 and got decimated at 134 with 4 balls to spare.

RR took a brave decision of batting first and letting RCB do the chase keeping in mind the present form of Kohli and Ab de Villiers. The phrase – Fortune favours the bold turned out to be true in Rajasthan Royal’s case .

let’s look at the 4 reasons that led to RCB’s fallout in the clash of royals

Over Dependence on Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers

AB de Villiers and VIrat Kohli RCB
Even the legendary duo couldn’t help RCB make it to the playoffs

Another season ended with RCB relying heavily on the performances of run machine kohli and superman AB de Villiers. At the start of the season , it appeared as if RCB had just the right team for breaking it to the playoffs. But , like previous seasons , they once ended their campaign on a disastrous note.

Chasing 165 , Kohli got out cheaply and then the rest of the team fell like a pack of cards. Ab De Villiers turned out to be the only performer for their side with 53 runs in 35 balls.

Failed to judge  Shreyas Gopal’s spin bowling

Shreyas Gopal RR vs RCB
Shreyas Gopal spun the game away from RCB

Gopal was not enjoying the best of the IPL till this game. He started the season by dismissing big names like Raina , Dhoni , Kohli and De Villiers. Somehow , the opposition batsmen realized his style of bowling and went for an all out attack on him.

His poor performances got him dropped from the team but it looked like destiny decided to give one last chance to Gowtham to prove his worth . He registered his career best in IPL against some of the best players of the game. Gowtham would probably remember his performances for quite a long time.

He took Patel’s wicket in the 2nd over , followed by Ali’s wicket by bowling a googly .Throughout his 4 overs, he tempted the batsmen to go for big hits and in the process ended up taking 4 wickets.

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Krishnappa Gowtham’s  all-round contributions

Krishnappa Gowtham RR vs RCB
Gowtham’s abilities as an all rounder clinched the match away from RCB’s hands

He proved his worth by putting up match winning performances against MI and CSK this season. Gowtham also went for some big hits which helped RR cruise to 164 .

No one would have anticipated  that Gowtham could convert into a key player for their franchise at such an important stage of the game. With the ball, he conceded mere 2 runs in the first over and gave a fatal blow in the 2nd over by dismissing kohli and ending RCB’s hopes of qualifying for the playoffs once again.

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Rahul Tripathi’s  unbeaten match winning knock

Rahul Tripathi RR vs RCB
Tripathi’s heroics saved the day for RR in the battle of royals against RCB

Rajasthan’s decision of promoting Rahul up the order proved to be a match winning one. Without Rahul’s contribution, RR wouldn’t have managed to reach even half of what the required total.

Presence of foreign players like Klaasen and D’Arcy Short pushed Rahul down the order. Later when Jos Buttler and Rahane started going in as openers , Rahul yet again struggled to contribute from the middle .

The departure of Jos Buttler came as a blessing in disguise for Rahul . He got an opportunity to open up the innings alongside skipper Ajinkya Rahane and the move struck the right chord. His unbeaten 80 has kept RR still in the hunt for a playoff’s seat.

 

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RCB is probably one team who despite having some of the best players in the world, choke every season when it's needed the most. The Bangalore franchise locked horns with Rajasthan Royals and suffered a pathetic defeat which led to their ouster from the tournament.  RCB , led by Kohli failed to chase a target of 165 and got decimated at 134 with 4 balls to spare. 
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