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‘Royal Challengers Bangalore strong despite IPL slump v Kolkata Knight Riders’

Despite suffering an embarrassing 82-run loss against Kolkata Knight Riders, Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore are still one of the strong sides in IPL 2017, feels Sunrisers Hyderabad all-rounder Ben Cutting.

ipl 2017 Updated: Apr 24, 2017 18:53 IST
Chasing 132 to win vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore collapsed to 49, the lowest total in the history of IPL.
Chasing 132 to win vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore collapsed to 49, the lowest total in the history of IPL. (BCCI )

Royal Challengers Bangalore remain formidable despite their inexplicable batting collapse in their previous IPL match vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Sunrisers Hyderabad all-rounder Ben Cutting said.

“49 all out - it happens time to time, RCB is still a very strong team,” he told reporters at an interaction referring to RCB’s horror night against Kolkata Knight Riders in their away game.

Chasing a paltry 132 to win, Virat Kohli’s RCB collapsed to 49, the lowest total in the history of IPL. The result was an embarrassing 82-run loss to Kolkata Knight Riders.

Cutting said Hyderabad does not have any specific strategy in place for Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and Chris Gayle and his side would stick to the gameplan of restricting RCB in the first six overs.

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“We do not have a strategy against ABD, Kohli and Gayle. We will stick to our gameplan which is working for us - that is restricting opponents in the first six overs,” he said.

Cutting said Hyderabad is not out of contention because four wins in seven games is a good enough campaign so far.

“We are not too far off the map, four wins in seven games is quite good. We are halfway through and seven more games left. If things improve, we will be in comfortable position,” he said.