Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) has always been a team that boasts a strong batting line-up. This time around, they also have a pretty solid top order, with the likes of Virat Kohli, Faf Du Plessis, and Glenn Maxwell in the top 4. However, RCB’s middle order has been their Achilles heel, and despite several attempts, RCB is yet to find a solution for their middle order woes. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at RCB’s middle-order struggles and what they can do to overcome them.
Struggles Of RCB Middle-Order
The RCB middle-order has been a major concern for the team. Although top-order is making the bulk of the runs and giving good starts, the middle order has not been able to capitalize on the good starts. IPL is halfway through, and no batter from RCB’s middle order has scored a fifty yet this season. Let’s look at the top 5 run scorers for RCB in the ongoing IPL.
Experimenting With Middle-Order
RCB has tried various combinations in the middle-order in order to find a solution to their batting woes. They have experimented with the likes of Dinesh Karthik, Suyash Prabhudessai, Mahipal Lomror, and Shahbaz Ahmed by consistently shuffling their batting order. However, none of these players have been able to deliver consistently.
Why Consistency Is Key For RCB’s Middle-order Success
The solution to RCB’s middle-order issue lies in sticking with the same combination of players and backing them with a clear mindset. With the tournament halfway through, it’s not like they have some great players sitting in the dugout waiting to be picked. Therefore, the management should show faith in the current lot of players and give them a consistent run.
Dinesh Karthik: A Senior Player Who Needs To Step Up
Dinesh Karthik is one of the most experienced players in the RCB’s squad. As a senior player, he should take responsibility and play with more maturity. He has only scored 83 runs in 8 matches.
RCB’s Road Ahead
RCB has the potential to go through to the playoffs, but they need to overcome their middle-order woes to do so. Top-order has been performing superbly, and bowlers are also in good touch. Everyone seems to do their job perfectly except for the middle order. However, there is still a long way to go, and there is no doubt about the talent of the middle-order players; they just need to gain momentum.