What was RCB thinking sending Gayle 2nd down?

@ram_cv (16516)
India
April 23, 2012 10:44am CST
I really did not understand what RCB was trying to do by sending Gayle down the order in a T20 match. I mean he has been in explosive form, hitting sixes for fun and suddenly he is demoted to 2nd down. Does anyone see any sense in that move? Cheers! Ram
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@arunr175 (1680)
• India
24 Apr 12
I think sending Chris Gayle in at no.3 position is unnecessary, in all the other matches which RCB won Chris Gayle was the opener and stayed for a long scoring well. Yesterday also RCB won the match because of AB de Villiers innings, but sending in Chris Gayle at No.3 doesn't make sense ...
@ram_cv (16516)
• India
24 Apr 12
Yes. Apparently he was not well and hence they were forced to send him down the order. Cheers! Ram
• India
24 Apr 12
He should send as a opener in every match as that give some time for him to settle down in the crease and later he goes on attack. But when he comes to bat in middle order, then the balls that he can use to settle down will be very less.
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
24 Apr 12
Yes, it is true. But apparently he was ill and hence they were forced to send him down in the order. Cheers! Ram
• India
25 Apr 12
I think they wanted Gayle to hit sixes in the closure of the innings.But Gayle failed.I think RCB were wrong in sending Gayle 2nd down.I agree with you.
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• India
25 Apr 12
I think RCB wanted a good start from the openers and send Gayle to fire up in the closure of innings but Openers failed,so did Gayle.
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
25 Apr 12
Apparently he was not well. Fortunately for RCB, Dilshan and AB did the job. Cheers! Ram
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• India
26 Apr 12
RCB cannot rely always on these players.They also need some good players even more..
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• India
25 Apr 12
He was unwell at the last moment. I too have never seen him bat down the order, always opening!
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
25 Apr 12
Yes, heard that later on. Anyway AB and Dilshan ensured that he was not missed. Cheers! Ram
@sweety_81 (2129)
• India
24 Apr 12
I too was surprised to read that Chris Gayle was sent lower down the order. However, the newspaper (Hindustan Times) also reports that he was slightly unfit for the match, and that is why he was not sent at the top of the order, to avoid too much stress.
@ram_cv (16516)
• India
24 Apr 12
Yes, that is true. That turned out to be the actual reason for him coming down to bat. Cheers! Ram