New Indian Express – BENGALURU : New team, old result.


  • Despite Challengers strengthening their bowling attack with smart buys at the auction, things did not go according to the plan, with AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli getting out in successive balls and Sunil Narine smashing the bowlers all around the park.
  • With that being the case, the team will once again depend on their top order, including Brendon McCullum, Quinton de Kock, De Villiers and Kohli, with all of them looking score big runs.
  • The reason we wanted Brendon and Quinton at the top is because they are so dynamic during the power play and then Kohli and De Villiers can take over in the middle stages.
  • The main batsmen were decent in their opening match, but the bowlers could have fared better.
  • In fact, all the bowlers have to be spot on against a team that looks equally dangerous in the batting department with players like David Miller, KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Marcus Stoinis and Yuvraj Singh.

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