Delhi, on the other hand, after losing first two matches registered their first win of the season against Mumbai Indians. Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Daredevils have failed to set the stage on fire in the early part of tournament. DD defeats can also be attributed to inconsistent bowling performances. Maxwell is one of the few cricketers with two global T20 tons, and he is also a seasoned IPL player. "Guys are upbeat, confident going forward". The contest is first of four matches that RCB will play at home and under home conditions, they would look to make the most of it.
Their death bowling in particular - they leaked 88 from last five against RR, while MI scored 70 off the corresponding five - has been the biggest concern. "In this format, momentum can shift very quickly". Gambhir highlighted the drawbacks of cricket in Mumbai Maidans in his previous column and now he went on to praise Chennai Super Kings' (CSK) initiative for Whistle Podu Express, a train that carried fans from Chennai to Pune and went beyond.
Talking about Saturday's opponent Delhi, who also have one win in four games, Woakes said: "We know that Delhi are in similar position like us. We strive to give them a seamless and more personalized experience for the love and support they have shown for the team".
Bhuvneshwar is a calm and composed person which is essential for the team when they are in a hard situation.
Gautam Gambhir also heaped praises on Virat Kohli's RCB to retire their No.12 jersey as a gesture of appreciation for Bangalore fans. The two sides had their practice sessions cancelled due to rain on Friday.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (c), Quinton de Kock (w), Brendon McCullum, AB de Villiers, Sarfaraz Khan, Mandeep Singh, Chris Woakes, Washington Sundar, Kulwant Khejroliya, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Colin de Grandhomme, Moeen Ali, Manan Vohra, Aniket Choudhary, Navdeep Saini, Murugan Ashwin, Pawan Negi, Mohammed Siraj, Corey Anderson, Parthiv Patel, Aniruddha Joshi, Pavan Deshpande, Tim Southee. But that doesn't mean we can't see a good match, it's IPL every team puts their best. The top-heavy batting line-up of RCB as a result has been exposed, with the lower middle order unable to finish off their innings strongly.
Royal Challengers Bangalore didn't really have any other better options to use RTM card than the Karnataka lad.