IPL 9: Every game is a must-win for us, says RCB's Chris Jordan

PTI, May, 06 2016

Bengaluru: Five losses in seven matches have left his side at the bottom of the IPL table and Royal Challengers Bangalore all-rounder Chris Jordan, on Friday, said that every match is now a must-win for them.

"From here on, every match is a must-win game. But we don't intend to look far too ahead. We are focussing on tomorrow's match," Jordan said ahead of Friday's game against Rising Pune Supergiants.

File picture of Chris Jordan. Reuters

File picture of Chris Jordan. Reuters

Jordan, however, said that his side can still bounce back despite a horrible start to the tournament. He said RCB can start the process by beating the Pune team which was hit hard by injuries to key players like Kevin Pietersen, Steve Smith and Faf Du Plessis.

"We have put the past behind us and we are keen to do good in tomorrow's game. Yes, hundred per cent we can beat Pune and if we can pull it off, obviously it could a good script to make the turn around," said Jordan.

Replying to a query, Jordan said RCB have plans to take the prize scalp of Ajinkya Rahane, who has been in tremendous form of late.

"Getting early wickets in first six over is a key factor in any T20 match. Ajinkya Rahane has been a tremendous player for India and IPL teams. We want him see is back a s quickly as possible, and hopefully we succeed in executing our plan for him," he said.

The England player said the morale of the team is intact, in spite of losing five matches out of seven they have played so far.

"We have a very great bunch of guys. Very experienced guys at that, and I am looking forward to play with them," he said.

Asked about the expectation from him to do well in middle overs, Jordan said, "What people expect from outside, that doesn't matter for me. What matters me is -- how the team and the coach are looking at my performance. I just want to go out a give my hundred per cent."

Published Date: May 06, 2016 | Updated Date: May 06, 2016



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