IPL 2018: "Fielding cost us the game versus KKR," says Brendon McCullum

IPL 2018: "Fielding cost us the game versus KKR," says Brendon McCullum

McCullum backs RCB to come back in the tournament.

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Brendon McCullum, the right-hand Royal Challengers Bangalore batsman, has come out and expressed that it was the disappointing fielding from his team that cost RCB the game last night against the Kolkata Knight Riders. 

Speaking to the media after the match. McCullum stated, “To be honest, 175 was a good score. There was turn and variable bounce as well, I thought the way we bowled in the first 6 overs, the scoreboard didn’t reflect how well we executed our plans. (But) we had our chances, we dropped too many catches. We were good with the bat and good with the ball but in the field it was disappointing. Unfortunately, you can’t be like this in this competition" 

It can be said that RCB's bowling, once again, left a lot to be desired but McCullum thinks otherwise. He said, “If you look at the figures, then it tells (they tell) a different story. But if you look at the way we bowled, the areas we bowled at, the way we created the chances we did well. This is probably the best first 10 overs that we’ve bowled as a group for a while. We had our chances and didn’t take our chances. We can’t be harsh on bowlers, we should have backed them up with our fielding,”

“It can sometimes happen when the guys are trying to free their arms, if we had got early wickets then I think the result would have been different, we have to keep the focus on the prize, keep performing and hope some amount of luck comes our way.”

 


By Kashish Chadha - 30 Apr, 2018

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