Kevin Pieterson believes that Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) has a proper and staminate batting line-up but lacks in the bowling department. It is highly considered as one of the major reasons why RCB has not made it to challenge the trophy yet.
However, the skipper Virat Kohli believes that the potential is different this time and they will be looking forward to a big hunt. Despite Kohli’s confidence in his side, Pieterson finds a flaw in the bowling depart of the Red Army. Pieterson had earlier played for RCB back in 2009-2010. His attachment with his franchise is notable as he wants them to win in the thirteenth edition of the cash-rich league.
RCB lack bowling but have an experienced batting line-up, says Kevin Pieterson
“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.
The franchise is heavily reliant upon their batting. Experienced batsmen such as Kohli and De Villiers are known for their run-scoring histories. On the other hand, it is always required to stop the opponent to chase the runs made by them.
“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.