When foreigners ‘cheated’ then Indians took charge, 5 heroes who took RCB from bottom to top-5 – News18 Hindi

New Delhi. Till the halfway point in IPL 2024, the Royal Challengers Bangalore team was at the bottom of the points table. Everyone was considering RCB, which had lost 6 consecutive matches, out of the race for the playoffs. But Virat Kohli’s team did not give up. RCB counterattacked and won 5 matches in three weeks to sit at fifth position in the points table. Let us know who ultimately transformed Royal Challengers Bangalore. Who are those who performed best at a time when the team desperately needed it?

Royal Challengers Bangalore started their campaign in IPL 2024 with a match against Chennai Super Kings on 22 March. Then there were foreign stars like Glenn Maxwell, Alzarri Joseph in the playing eleven of RCB, for whom the team spent more than Rs 10 crore. When West Indies’ Joseph failed, Reece Topley came in, who is considered one of England’s best T20 bowlers. Topley also did not live up to expectations. Ultimately the RCB captain and management had to go towards Plan B.

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Opportunity for youth to replace veterans in playing XI
When the Royal Challengers Bangalore team was at the bottom, they tried young players in place of veterans in their playing eleven. For example, when Joseph and Topley failed, young Yash Dayal and Swapnil Singh were given a chance, who performed better than the veterans. Rajat Patidar and Mohammad Siraj, who failed in the first half, also returned to form in the second half. Virat Kohli had already taken the lead and is still leading the team with the orange cap.

3 Indians among top-4 batsmen, Kohli at number one
It would not be wrong if it is said that when the foreign giants failed, Indian players took over the command of RCB. Four batsmen from this team have scored more than 300 runs, three of them are Indians. Talking about batting, Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar and Dinesh Karthik can be called the 3 heroes of RCB. Virat Kohli has scored the maximum 661 runs. Rajat Patidar has scored 320 and Dinesh Karthik has scored 301 runs. The fourth batsman to score more than 300 runs for the team is captain Faf du Plessis (367). But in terms of FAF average, Virat, Karthik and Patidara are behind all three. Karthik and Patidar are ahead of him in strike rate also.

Yash Dayal-Mo. Siraj is taking more wickets
Indians are also ahead in the list of bowlers who have taken the most wickets for RCB. Yash Dayal (13) and Mohammad Siraj (12 wickets) can be called the heroes of RCB in bowling. Uncapped player Swapnil Singh is also supporting Yash and Siraj well. Swapnil has taken 6 wickets in 5 matches. The most important thing is that his average (16.83) is the lowest in the entire team. RCB included Swapnil in their team by paying a price of Rs 20 lakh.

Du Plessis-Green-Will Jacques gave good support
There are 3 names among the foreign players, who have performed well in the second half of the tournament. These names are Faf du Plessis, Cameron Green (190 runs, 8 wickets) and Will Jacques (230 runs, 2 wickets). But there is no doubt that if RCB has won 5 matches after losing 6 consecutive matches, then the contribution of Indian players is more in this.

Tags: Dinesh Karthik, IPL 2024, IPL Playoffs, rcb, Virat Kohli

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