No more experiments, RCB eye play-offs: Vettori

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Published: Wednesday, May 2, 2012, 14:10 [IST]
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No need to experiment further: Vettori

Bangalore, May 2: Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Daniel Vettori on Tuesday said his team will look to avoid experimentation and concentrate on the upcoming games to qualify for the semifinals in IPL 5.

"We are fifth on the points table. If we win next four to five games we will qualify for semis. So I don't think there is a need for experimentation for games coming up. We would like to continue guys who have been doing a good job," Vettori said on the eve of their match against Kings XI Punjab.

Sri Lanka's spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan has so far played only four games in this season, Vettori said he would love to play Muralitharan but the idea to play three overseas batsman has been good for the team and would prefer to continue with it.

"It is more difficult to have a right balance amongst overseas players," he added.

RCB's bowling attack has been inconsistent, Vettori said, bowlers need to search for wickets,"We probably haven't bowled well as a unit. We have bowled well for 16-17 overs and have had two-three very bad ones, and that has cost us games.

"I think we've got to go out there and look to attack as much as we can. Taking wickets always makes things a little bit easier and it's something we haven't done as much as we need to. Bowlers need to search for wickets," Vettori said.

Though RCB depend on Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers, Vettori feels his batsmen have performed well so far, "It's always difficult to expect every batsman to fire because the nature of the game is so different and situations vary all the time.

"Within the group, we don't think about who has fired. For us every new game is an opportunity to score runs. We have our best batsmen batting in top six to do the job, which they have. As a batting unit, we've done a very good job."


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