Cricket

IPL 2019, RCB vs MI: AB de Villiers says every bowler is under pressure in small ground like Chinnaswamy

  • Press Trust of India
  • March 27th, 2019
  • 22:17:34 IST

Jasprit Bumrah may be one of the finest T20 bowlers going around but on a batting friendly track at the Chinnaswamy aided by short side boundaries, it could put any bowler under pressure, feels AB de Villiers.

Bumrah's participation is doubtful due to his shoulder injury but RCB's senior-most batsman said that even if MI fields their strike bowler, there are no guarantees of a sure shot result.

File photo of AB de Villiers. PTI

File photo of AB de Villiers. PTI

"No one is perfect and yes Bumrah is a very good bowler but he is also not supposed to get it right all the time. Here the ground is not very huge and the wicket is more often than not good for the batters. For that matter, all the bowlers are under pressure here," he told reporters on the eve of RCB's first home encounter of the season against Mumbai Indians.

Responding to a dismal start to the IPL, De Villiers said the team need to play better cricket than the last game, especially the batsmen.

"It is up to us batters to play a good game in the next match, assess the conditions well. Whichever wicket we are getting we need to play better cricket than the last game," he said.

RCB had a poor start to their IPL 2019 campaign after they were bowled out for a lowly 70 on a slow and turning track in Chennai.

De Villiers said conditions were difficult but conceded his team should have still batted better than they did.

De Villiers said Bangalore did not have the luxury of having seamers and spinners that Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni had at his disposal.

"Dhoni had seamers but he also had spin back-up. We did not have that luxury but I thought we had a fantastically balanced team that can play cricket on any wicket in the world. Obviously, looking back after the ball turned two metres, you want to play on a different wicket but no one was expecting it," he said.

For all the latest news, opinions and analysis from IPL 2019, click here

For the full schedule, date, time and venue of all the matches of IPL 12, click here

Updated Date: March 27, 2019 22:17:34 IST

Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.

also read

World Test Championship Final: Virat Kohli picks fab five to bowl out Kane Williamson’s team twice
First Cricket News

World Test Championship Final: Virat Kohli picks fab five to bowl out Kane Williamson’s team twice

India and New Zealand face each other in the first ever World Test Championship Final.

World Test Championship Final: India have all bases covered against New Zealand, says Venkatesh Prasad
First Cricket News

World Test Championship Final: India have all bases covered against New Zealand, says Venkatesh Prasad

New Zealand look like the team to beat after they humbled hosts England in a two-match series. It was their first triumph on English soil in 22 years.

Rashid Khan says he watches videos of opposition batsmen before the game to plan dismissals
First Cricket News

Rashid Khan says he watches videos of opposition batsmen before the game to plan dismissals

The wily leg-spinner, who is in high demand in T20 leagues around the world, plays for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League and has been signed up by Lahore Qalandars for the remaining matches of the ongoing Pakistan Super League.