Royal Challengers...

India
May 15, 2008 9:48am CST
Royal Challengers seemed to be a promising team before the start of IPL. Till now out of 9 matches they have won only 2 and their performance was very poor all through out the tournament. Why do you think Royal Challengers are not performing and what is the reason for their losses...
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@s2a2n2 (1732)
• India
15 May 08
To be frank, I never expected this team to perform. There are very known reasons for this unless you are fan of those players. If you see the batting lineup, all are test match players - dravid,kallis,jaffer,etc.. Its not a good fast moving in field team. Bowling is only revolving around Zaheer and others are pretty ordinary.
• India
16 May 08
Yes the team exactly look like a test team. But they have hard hitters like Ray Taylor, Camaroon White, Mark Boucher and many others. Why are they not able to pull it out.
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@s2a2n2 (1732)
• India
16 May 08
having couple or four guys is not enough in this format..
• India
17 May 08
I think all the teams have 3 to 4 players who are hard hitters but still they are making it. Dont you think its all about the team effort and planning?
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@p_vadla (1687)
• India
15 May 08
Somebody said RC is like a test team. Well, we can not say anything on the performance. Believe that the team got de-moralised from the McCullum onslaught in the very first match and they never recovered from it. At the end of the day, somebody has to be at number 8.That's for sure no matter how best one performed.
• India
16 May 08
I strongly agree that RCB team confidence was shattered from the day one. Its just a game of cricket and its unfortunate to see it being commertialised. Where would the game of cricket go form now on?
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@p_vadla (1687)
• India
16 May 08
But I'm not able to see Rahul looking so shattered ever since and I'm afraid where would his test/one day batting skills go to ?
• India
16 May 08
Its just because he is not able to settle to the 20 20 format and once when he does so i dont think he will look back. Remember his earlier days in this international career. He took his time and later on he was the boss. Do you agree?
• India
16 May 08
i liked the team when the ipl started myself, however dont really know what happened to them. I have a strong feeling it is their captain. there is just no interest taken by him. look at the other captains they are so alive.
• India
17 May 08
Well we cannot blame the captain for the entire teams performance. And that too Rahul Dravid who is known for his determination, dont forget his single handed effort to win matches for India. What do you say?
• India
15 May 08
i think the main reason for their defeats is the weak captaincy by rahul dravid. He is not sending his power hitter in the top of the batting because of which they are not gaining momentum at the start.
• India
16 May 08
Whom according to you should be send first? I think hes doing pretty good but the players are not performing. What do you say for this.
@figjam00 (1450)
• India
17 May 08
Royal Challengers does look like a test squad. But the players like Dravid and Kallis have the ability to change their game according to the format of the games. The main problem they are facing is the groove. They haven't find the groove on the squad and at the start if the IPL they got severly demmoralised by Kolkata knoght riders. And aboev all that team owner Vijay Mallya has doing things that is creating hostile atmosphere.
• India
17 May 08
my opinion is that their luck.secondly rahul dravid.he is a class player.but any thing in a correct place,correct time will help you a lot.dravid is a kind of a player who plays strokes and not a big shots at all the time.he has his best place in test team.why should he come out of that and getting more critics in ipl.you can imagine how his great captaincy was at the first match itself.he and jaffer opens the second innings with the bat.is jaffer and dravid are firing player with the bat?they are playing like test match in ipl.so dravid should not come out of his test cricket border should maintain his respect among the public.he can also coach a team.but he is not worth to play in ipl or one day cricket.
• India
16 May 08
its just not confidence t2o is more about quick thinking and flexible strategies thig is facilitated when u r playing without pressure see sharukh he always had supported hi team in win or loss that should b learned by the BRC owners and management dravid is good test players that means he had got skills required to play cricket in any form