DUBAI: Royal Challengers Bangalore‘s (RCB) head coach Simon Katich has said that all the players within his side are not content with where they are currently in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) season and everyone wants to improve their game. POINTS TABLE |
RCB take on Kings XI Punjab on Thursday. The Virat Kohli-led side is currently at the third place in the IPL 2020 points table with ten points from seven matches.
“Every game is important, it is going to be a tight competition like it always is. Anyone can beat anyone on a given day. We want to make the most of this momentum we have built and the hard work we have done at this stage,” said Katich in a video posted on the official Twitter handle of RCB.
“I don’t think our playing group is content with where we are at the moment. We haven’t qualified for anything, we haven’t won anything. It is a case of building and keeping the confidence going,” he added.
The last time KXIP and RCB locked horns against each other, the KL Rahul-led side managed to defeat RCB by 97 runs as the Punjab skipper played a knock of 132 runs.
“That was a disappointing result. Early in the tournament things can go the other way. We were fortunate to get on the right side of results in our next game against Mumbai,” said Katich.
“The loss against KXIP exposed some of the areas where we needed to improve but there were some good things that came out from that loss. If we can keep playing the way we have been doing, we would be looking forward to giving another good performance.”
RCB’s Director of Cricket, Mike Hesson, said that the side is in the right frame of mind, but he also admitted that Virat Kohli and his boys are aware of the challenge of playing such a long tournament.
“We are not getting too far ahead of ourselves at all. We are trying to improve every game. When we win, it’s great and when we lose, we equally reflect…We have had two games where we were beaten comprehensively but we all of a sudden don’t go back to square one. We have identified the areas we did not do that well in,” said Hesson in the video.
RCB had last played a match against Kolkata Knight Riders on Monday at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. The Kohli-led side had registered a victory by 82 runs to reach the third spot in the points table.