Former star of the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Kevin Pieterson, who played in 2009-2010 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has declared the lacking of bowlers as the main reason why RCB have not made it to clinch their winning title yet.
It has vastly been noted by many as despite the attacking batting line-up, they have failed to notch the trophy although they have reached to finals and playoffs as well. They heavily rely on their batsmen, Virat Kohli and AB De Villiers, for run scoring and only counting big runs have never helped them. Pieterson believes they shall grow and advance their bowling department to challenge the trophy.
Kevin Pieterson: RCB have experienced batsmen but they lack bowlers
“I don’t know how many IPLs I have done now, sitting here and previewing every single one of them. It’s always that question about RCB and can they do it. Now, they have proven performers with the bat, they can bat and are brilliant with the bat. They have the greatest batsman, the greatest modern-day batsman that’s in their team, they’ve got the second greatest modern-day batman that’s in their team as well,” said Pietersen on Star Sports’ Cricket LIVE.
“They form a formidable batting partnership and I stress the batting partnership because what they’ve lacked is bowlers. Last year, when Dale Steyn came over, having lost a number of games in a row, they got a fast bowler and they started to win a couple of games. So, the strength and depth that they would have brought into that, the acquisition of Adam Zampa as well has been good,” he further added.
It is to be noted that Kohli’s RCB are to start their IPL journey on 21st September as they are all set to play their inaugural match against Kane Williamson’s Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH).