RCB still searching for the right combination

first_imgJaipur: Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli has conceded that his struggling team is yet to get the right balance and will continue experimenting with its combinations in the ongoing IPL. RCB is fast “running out of time” and needs to win the “small moments” to reverse its fortunes in the ongoing IPL, feels the team’s bowling coach Ashish Nehra. RCB lost by seven wickets to Rajasthan Royals on Tuesday night for their fourth consecutive loss in the tournament. The Virat Kohli-led side is yet to open its account and has just 10 games in hand to turn things around in the tournament. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh”If you keep winning small moments then only you will win matches. The only problem for us is that we are running out of time as there are only 14 games,” Nehra told reporters here after the match. Meanwhile, Kohli said: “This is a month-and-a-half or a couple of months maximum. You have to think of the best possible combination going forward. We will definitely sit down and consider talking about what we can do. What can we do to get the balance right.” Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterHe added: “Hopefully get some fresh guys in and they can make some cracking match-winning performances for us and get the team going. That’s an important factor: to think on our feet. Just focus on the best XI we can take on the park and be competitive every game.” Kohli said he is still hopeful of a turnaround. “We have 10 games to go. If we start turning things around pretty soon, then we can get on a roll as well. We have to keep believing as a side. Just four games in, we would have liked one result our way if not two. “The Mumbai game and this one, I thought we played well. We just didn’t grab onto our chances, we will like to improve our performance and take a bit of confidence that we were a bit more competitive than the last game,” he said. Kohli said they needed a few more runs on the board against Rajasthan on Tuesday. “We were more competitive. but we were 15-20 short with the bat. I thought 160 was competitive, but with the dew factor, 15 runs more would’ve been more challenging,” he said. The RCB fielders dropped a number of catches and Kohli said they can’t afford to commit such mistakes if they want to finish on the winning side. Rajasthan skipper Ajinkya Rahane and Steve Smith were dropped and their contributions with the bat helped the hosts win. “It was not easy to get the boundaries in the second innings but if we make that many mistakes (dropped catches), then we will fall on the losing side. In a tournament like IPL, when you have no momentum, then these things can happen,” said Kohli. RCB spinner Yuzvendra Chahal, who became the Purple Cap holder with his two wickets on Tuesday, was pleased with his effort so far. “It’s a great feeling to have the highest wickets in the tournament, but we didn’t win the match. Leg-spinners have so much variations compared to other bowlers, and we can get a bit more turn even on flat wickets,” he said.last_img

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