Saturday, March 6, 2010

Royal challengers banglore .Matches 2010

The team won 4 matches in this season, losing 10 matches and managed to secure only the last but one position in the points table. Only one of their batsman, Rahul Dravid managed to score more than 300 runs in the tournament and they had to even bench their costliest foreign player, Jacques Kallis for few of the matches due to his poor form.The string of failures led to the sacking of the CEO, Charu Sharma who was replaced with Brijesh Patel. They were the only team in the IPL to try out 11 opening combinations in 14 games. Eventually the chief cricketing officer, Martin Crowe resigned and replaced by Coach Ray Jennings.

With the new South Africa Coach Ray Jennings , The team started with a win against defending champions Rajasthan Royals but quickly went on to lose a few games afterwards under the captaincy of Kevin Pietersen. However, he had to leave for national duty and captaincy was taken over by former Indian Test captain Anil Kumble. The team fortunes reversed and they beat Deccan Chargers to secure a 3rd place in the round robin stage on IPL2. The side lost four of their first five matches in IPL 2009, but made a startling comeback to make it to the semi-finals (This is one of the best comebacks of IPL-2). In the semi- final they surprisingly beat the Chennai Super Kings who were the most consistent team in the league and crushed their hopes of winning the title.RCB entered the finals and lost to Deccan chargers by just a small margin of 6 runs .

With the addition of Morgan ,Smith to the squad , and also taylor , kallis ,Petersen , Uthappa , Kohli , Styn , Merwe with a good form ..The bowler’s likes of Mithun & Vinay had good ranji season , RCB will fancy their chances for the title .

Apart from these 2 Legends of Indian cricket Anil and Rahul makes team look more strong ...Go RCB go .....

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