Or perhaps, it stems from the solitary point they gained from their rain washed out match against defending champions Sunrisers Hyderbad on Tuesday night.
The irony of it would have escaped no one. Sportskeeda notes that the Royals not only need to win all the six matches, but they also have to win those with big margins to improve their poor net run rate.
At least Bangalore’s under-performing players know the equation now. They have only two wins from eight games so far and the maximum they can reach is 17 points.Kolkata Knight Riders have a flawless record against Rising Pune Supergiant.
The numbers are the best guide to RCB’s struggles. Kohli explained “Tymal has a niggle in his back so Travis Head comes in”.
Kohli is too short at 2/1 despite being the best batsman in the side. RCB eventually folded up for 134 – with Yuzvendra Chahal being run out off the last ball of the innings.
Only one man – Kedar Jadhav at No 19 – sneaks into the top 20 run-makers.
And when AB de Villiers was run out thanks to a terrific pick up and direct throw at the stumps by Ravindra Jadeja, RCB’s fate in the match, and perhaps in the tournament, was sealed.
The match in a tweet: Tye destructive, Finch decisive as Gujarat rise from bottom of #IPL ladder to continue RCB misery in Bengaluru!
The toss, which was to be taken at 7.30 pm was rescheduled after 8.00 pm as the drizzle was mild then and umpires thought it could stop anytime.
This is the sixth defeat for RCB this season. However, their batting line up is something that they heavily rely on.
Brendon McCullum also did not last long as he was also dismissed by Badree. GL, who are now ranked last, have to win an extra game in front of RCB, and they also need to be top at the scoreboard of the match. This season, even such heartbreaking failure may be out of reach. Kohli watched from the dug-out, face like thunder.
Kolkata Knight Riders have a ideal record against Rising Pune Supergiant.
The Lions next take on Mumbai Indians in Rajkot on April 29 while Bangalore will visit the Rising Pune Supergiant on the same day.
In the last game of SRH, it is the unforgettable game for the MS Dhoni fans. What more can be asked of them?
Delhi Daredevils batsman Chris Morris.
“Finch was smashing everything, I was just looking at ones and twos”. Since then, they’ve lost three on the bounce.
The promising part in the present situation for RCB is that they had a similar situation a year ago as well.
“The ball was coming on decently well”. Negi chased after an Ankit Soni delivery going wide and pounded it beyond cover for a six.
Bowling has been a real issue for both the teams throughout the IPL. Finch rarely bothered to play the singles.