The Royal Challengers Bangalore yesterday somehow survived and qualified for IPL 2020 playoffs. Virat Kohli’s side was defeated by Delhi Capitals however based on their healthy net run rate they sneaked in the playoffs. Even after progressing further in the season, Michael Vaughan maintains that RCB will not be able to win IPL.
RCB has always been tagged as the underachievers of IPL as they still haven’t the IPL title. After 3 years RCB has managed to reach the top 4 and will now play the eliminator in the playoffs with either Sunrisers Hyderabad or Kolkata Knight Riders.
I Don’t Think RCB Can Win IPL – Michael Vaughan
Coming back to Michael Vaughan the former England captain stated that collectively as a team RCB doesn’t have it in them to go all the way this season. In the last few matches, the over-dependency on Kohli and Ab de Villiers has once again come to the fore as RCB has lost their last 4 matches.
“Can the RCB team win it this year? I’ve said that from the beginning, I don’t think they’ve got enough collectively to win it”, Vaughan said on Cricbuzz.
“Look anything is possible particularly in 2020, the world’s been turned upside down so who knows what’s gonna happen. Virat Kohli might bat left-handed and win them the game but it’s a tall order,” Michael Vaughan said on RCB’s chances to win IPL 2020.
Meanwhile, RCB would have life relatively easy for them if they registered a win against Delhi Capitals. Unfortunately for them DC was better on the day and made it top the 2 hence will be now playing the qualifier 1 against Mumbai Indians.
Furthermore, Michael Vaughan added that RCB as a complete unit doesn’t have the firepower to win the trophy. It is not one or two individuals in a side that help them win the IPL, the entire side has to put their hand up and deliver under pressure. Eventually, Vaughan summed it up by saying that RCB will only have a chance if they come out and play aggressive cricket.
“I look at teams and individuals and see are there enough individuals in the RCB team full of confidence to play in the pressure that they would be under. I guess the one thing in RCB’s favour is that they’ve got no other options but to play hard and aggressive cricket,” Michael Vaughan concluded.
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