RCB aim to keep semifinal hopes alive, take on Somerset

Published: Sunday, October 2, 2011, 14:00 [IST]
Share this on your social network:
   Facebook Twitter Google+    Comments Mail

RCB take on Somerset

Bangalore, Oct 2: Frustrated after two successive defeats, Royal Challengers Bangalore will aim for redemption when they take on a spirited Somerset in their Champions League Twenty20 group B game at the M Chinnaswamy stadium here tomorrow.

Royal Challengers may have lost their games against Warriors and Kolkata Knight Riders but they are not out of the reckoning for a place in the semifinals.

Warriors, with a better net run rate, are leading the table with four points while Kolkata, who are placed second with four points, have finished their league engagements.

Bangalore's passage into the semis could be more demanding as they require big victories against Somerset and South Australia Redbacks. If they do so, they could improve their net run rate which could put them in contention for a spot in the semis.

The RCB top-order, which came a cropper in the last two outings, needs to live up to its reputation. If Chris Gayle.

Tillakratne Dilshan and Virat Kohli score heavily, RCB could upset Somerset's applecart.

If they don't, the going would be tough for RCB who have disappointed their home fans.

Gayle got off to aggressive starts against Warriors and Knight Riders, but failed to convert them into big scores.

Skipper Daniel Vettori would be hoping that the Jamaican bats as well as he did during the last edition of the IPL.

Gayle had scored in the excess of 600 runs in 12 IPL matches, smashing as many as 44 sixes.

Kohli made a crisp 34 in the first match but fell for a blob in the contest against Knight Riders. The flamboyant right-hander will be seeking to make an impression in the do or die game.


Write Comments