Michael Vaughan reveals doubt over Royal Challengers Banglore championship chances

Michael Vaughan reveals doubt over Royal Challengers Banglore championship chances

FORMER ENGLAND captain Michael Vaughan has revealed he does not believe Royal Challengers Bangalore will win the IPL this season.

Mr Vaughan, who spent his entire domestic career playing for Yorkshire in England made the remarks to Cricbuzz.

After losing by six wickets to the Delhi Capitals in Abu Dhabi, RCB will face either the Kolkata Knight Riders or Sunrisers Hyderbad in an eliminator.

Mr Vaughan explained: “Can the RCB team win it this year? I’ve said that from the beginning, I don’t think they’ve got enough collectively to win it.

“Look anything is possible particularly in 2020, the world’s been turned upside down so who knows what’s gonna happen. Virat Kohli might bat left-handed and win them the game (in a gest) but it’s a tall order.

“I look at teams and individuals and see are there enough individuals in the RCB team full of confidence to play in the pressure that they would be under. I guess the one thing in RCB’s favour is that they’ve got no other options but to play hard and aggressive cricket.”

RCB have now lost four games in a row.

The team have never won the IPL but finished as runners-up in 2009, 2011 and 2016.

2011 also saw them finish as runners-up in the now-defunct Champions League Twenty20.

The squad does have players who have contributed to IPL success, with Aaron Finch being part of the 2015 Mumbai Indians team, whilst Parthiv Patel was with the Chennai Super Kings in 2010, as well as Mumbai in 2015 and 2017.

Yuzvendra Chahal and Umesh Yadav have also been part of IPL winning sides.

 

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