Bangalore, Apr 15: Royal Challengers Bangalore are feeling the heat with the lack of a fifth bowler and there is a possibility that Chris Gayle could fill in the gap and avoid another defeat like the one against Chennai Super Kings in their previous match.
Bangalore gave away 45 runs in the last two overs against CSK in Chepauk to lose the game by five wickets.
"Unfortunately we cannot have a fifth or sixth bowler because we have to balance the side. Once Gayle starts bowling we will not have the fifth bowler problem. Gayle needs two or three games to be fit to bowl," legendary spinner Muttiah Muralitharan said.
RCB do not want to put extra pressure on Gayle by asking him to bowl as he is suffering from a groin injury.
"We don't want to put extra pressure on him. If he bowls and something happens he would be out of the league and don't want him to lose a valued player like him," Muralitharan said.
Muralitharan said Gayle is fit for their next encounter, "He suffered cramps in the last match as Chennai was too hot. Anyway he is fit for tomorrows match."
Muralitharan admitted it was not hard to forget the shock defeat to CSK and RCB are looking forward to their next game.
"We have to forget the last match and look at future games," he said.
He said anything is possible in IPL, as every match is a challenge.
"This is the beauty of T20 .... Didn't you see the previous games! Everyone is beating everyone," he said.