Bangalore v Kolkata, IPL 2013, Bangalore April 11, 2013

Gayle completes another demolition job

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Royal Challengers Bangalore 158 for 2 (Gayle 85*, Kohli 35) beat Kolkata Knight Riders 154 for 8 (Gambhir 59, RP 3-27) by eight wickets
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

Chris Gayle took centre stage once again for Royal Challengers Bangalore, after a rare-slip up in their previous game. He consigned a quiet start to a chase of 155 to a distant memory with another calm demolition job of an opposition team, backed up by his captain Virat Kohli, as Kolkata Knight Riders suffered their second defeat in a row following a promising start to their new season as defending champions.

Gautam Gambhir guided the Knight Riders batting, happy at being asked to bat during the toss, but the total his side managed proved below-par on an excellent track for batting. The Royal Challengers seamers bowled impressively to restrict partnerships after they had begun encouragingly, and struck in the late overs to stifle an attempted surge. It kept Knight Riders down to a chaseable score, and Gayle made it look worse than it was.

Gambhir was at ease piercing the gaps through the in-field, dispatching Moises Henriques, who opened the bowling, through the leg side and RP Singh past point and extra cover. Muttiah Muralitharan was driven through off, smacked over mid-on, and slog-swept, all this during a half-century stand with Jacques Kallis that promised to take Knight Riders beyond what they eventually got. Kallis sliced Vinay Kumar to deep point, but the promotion of Yusuf Pathan to No.4 triggered an acceleration.

Yusuf struck his first three balls, all from Vinay, for boundaries to different parts of the ground, before whipping Jaidev Unadkat for six over midwicket. But Royal Challengers pulled things back, breaking the stand when Yusuf holed out to long-on off a slower delivery from Henriques. Gambhir and Tiwary put together a spirited partnership of their own, but the pair, together with Eoin Morgan, fell in a space of two overs at the death. RP leaked a few fours, but picked up three wickets and ran out Ryan McLaren in his final spell. The last four overs, which began with seven wickets in hand, yielded just 31 runs.

Knight Riders would have expected a closer contest, having limited the hosts to 21 for 1 in the first five overs of the chase. But both Gayle and Kohli compensated for their early restraint. They targeted McLaren - who was replacing Brett Lee - first, Kohli whipping him for two fours through the leg side and Gayle swinging him for two massive sixes near cow corner. Kohli cashed in on anything bowled too straight, dismissing Pradeep Sangwan for two consecutive sixes.

The occasional relief for Knight Riders came through Sunil Narine's miserly spell and when Sangwan managed to york Gayle, though not well enough to beat his defense, but there was a generous supply of length balls against a batsman well set and in the groove to finish things off quickly. Gayle picked out the deep midwicket area, sending Sangwan again, and L Balaji, over the ropes before reserving the same treatment for Kallis twice in an over.

Changes of pace, cutters, and variations in length were all futile against Gayle, who was the architect of another dominating Royal Challengers performance. Just how will bowling attacks find a way through that formidable trio of Gayle, Kohli, and AB de Villiers?

Siddhartha Talya is a senior sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

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  • on April 11, 2013, 15:19 GMT

    When Gayle plays, fielders becomes spectators and the spectators become fielders!

  • Harizs on April 11, 2013, 15:11 GMT

    @lakpj Rcb is not one man or 3 man team ...n u say others are jus fill the number...vinay and rp singh do bowl well and undakat also...m.karthik is a good spinner...agarwal can do well in powerplay n fielding n youngster get chance to show the talent n do well in fielding...if u think RCB is one man team then who took those eight wicket today...did chris gayle?..No...All haters or supporters frm other team who lose frm RCB have only thing to say..tat its a one man team..if u so afraid y cant ur team get him out...its time to show little appreciation to other team member also..bowler did wel today to restrict KKR for 154.Jus bcoz the wickets doesnt fall it doesnt means the other guys cant bat..RCB is toughest team to beat in IPL..

  • ibbani on April 11, 2013, 14:46 GMT

    RCB again stuns the opponent. Virat did it in the other match, Gayle does it this time. This is absolute awesome as the monsotrous sixes he scored were of no competition. You rock RCBians. Privileged to see those shots.

  • Farce-Follower on April 11, 2013, 14:15 GMT

    Gayle and his languid start...danger ahead. Even 200 would not have been enough for KKR. If only Ross Taylor was around, then the Gayle + ABdV + Kohli + Rosco combo would have been pure murder. Rosco is languishing in PWI.

  • on April 12, 2013, 13:33 GMT

    the way gayle is playing in this season , there isn't any doubt that he is again in contention for the orange cap.From next season , orange cap should be renamed as "Gayle cap" and by should be handed to gayle by default.Also Gayle is the only cricketer for whom hitting 4 is difficult than hitting a 6

  • IPSY on April 12, 2013, 13:11 GMT

    Perfectten, I am in full agreement with you. In fact, I am getting the impression that Chris Gayle is much better with the bat in 20 overs of cricket than any batsman before and now, in any past or present format. When one realises what he's doing with just a handfull of balls, I am sure that his impact now has to be much greater than Bradman's during his time. Gayle does not only make BIG runs in T/20 cricket, he singlehandedly wins nearly EVERY MATCH when he bats. I don't think Bradman had that impact when he played. I know the kinds of noises that would have been made about HIS AWESOMENESS; HIS PEERLESSNESS, HIS INCREDIBILITY, and all the other exciting hyperboles that would have been used to describe him, if he were from a different country, especially one of them!

  • IPSY on April 12, 2013, 12:56 GMT

    How come the three best batsmen in the world in T/20 cricket (Gayle, De Villiers, and Kholi) are in the the same IPL team? I don't think that anybody can expect any different results than we are now seeing from Royal Challenge Bangalore! This is like putting Messi, Ronaldo and Van Percy in the same football team. Then what would you expect?

  • EverybodylovesSachin on April 12, 2013, 12:39 GMT

    Gayle's sucess in IPL is due to the tons and tons of T20 cricket practice over the last couple of years. When everybody was playing Test cricket Gayle was playing T20 in different leagues. If Gayle gets out cheaply RCB losing the game is almost certain these days. He need to continue with this form and take RCB to the final and in the final it will be whole new ball game for him.

  • 214ty on April 12, 2013, 11:49 GMT

    Great guy! Real entertainer! He is a spectators player giving you your money's worth. There are no words to desrcibe him just "DEVASTATION and DESTRUCTION".

  • on April 12, 2013, 10:34 GMT

    gayle performs in ilp but dn`t knw why he don`t perform for his team WI

  • on April 11, 2013, 15:19 GMT

    When Gayle plays, fielders becomes spectators and the spectators become fielders!

  • Harizs on April 11, 2013, 15:11 GMT

    @lakpj Rcb is not one man or 3 man team ...n u say others are jus fill the number...vinay and rp singh do bowl well and undakat also...m.karthik is a good spinner...agarwal can do well in powerplay n fielding n youngster get chance to show the talent n do well in fielding...if u think RCB is one man team then who took those eight wicket today...did chris gayle?..No...All haters or supporters frm other team who lose frm RCB have only thing to say..tat its a one man team..if u so afraid y cant ur team get him out...its time to show little appreciation to other team member also..bowler did wel today to restrict KKR for 154.Jus bcoz the wickets doesnt fall it doesnt means the other guys cant bat..RCB is toughest team to beat in IPL..

  • ibbani on April 11, 2013, 14:46 GMT

    RCB again stuns the opponent. Virat did it in the other match, Gayle does it this time. This is absolute awesome as the monsotrous sixes he scored were of no competition. You rock RCBians. Privileged to see those shots.

  • Farce-Follower on April 11, 2013, 14:15 GMT

    Gayle and his languid start...danger ahead. Even 200 would not have been enough for KKR. If only Ross Taylor was around, then the Gayle + ABdV + Kohli + Rosco combo would have been pure murder. Rosco is languishing in PWI.

  • on April 12, 2013, 13:33 GMT

    the way gayle is playing in this season , there isn't any doubt that he is again in contention for the orange cap.From next season , orange cap should be renamed as "Gayle cap" and by should be handed to gayle by default.Also Gayle is the only cricketer for whom hitting 4 is difficult than hitting a 6

  • IPSY on April 12, 2013, 13:11 GMT

    Perfectten, I am in full agreement with you. In fact, I am getting the impression that Chris Gayle is much better with the bat in 20 overs of cricket than any batsman before and now, in any past or present format. When one realises what he's doing with just a handfull of balls, I am sure that his impact now has to be much greater than Bradman's during his time. Gayle does not only make BIG runs in T/20 cricket, he singlehandedly wins nearly EVERY MATCH when he bats. I don't think Bradman had that impact when he played. I know the kinds of noises that would have been made about HIS AWESOMENESS; HIS PEERLESSNESS, HIS INCREDIBILITY, and all the other exciting hyperboles that would have been used to describe him, if he were from a different country, especially one of them!

  • IPSY on April 12, 2013, 12:56 GMT

    How come the three best batsmen in the world in T/20 cricket (Gayle, De Villiers, and Kholi) are in the the same IPL team? I don't think that anybody can expect any different results than we are now seeing from Royal Challenge Bangalore! This is like putting Messi, Ronaldo and Van Percy in the same football team. Then what would you expect?

  • EverybodylovesSachin on April 12, 2013, 12:39 GMT

    Gayle's sucess in IPL is due to the tons and tons of T20 cricket practice over the last couple of years. When everybody was playing Test cricket Gayle was playing T20 in different leagues. If Gayle gets out cheaply RCB losing the game is almost certain these days. He need to continue with this form and take RCB to the final and in the final it will be whole new ball game for him.

  • 214ty on April 12, 2013, 11:49 GMT

    Great guy! Real entertainer! He is a spectators player giving you your money's worth. There are no words to desrcibe him just "DEVASTATION and DESTRUCTION".

  • on April 12, 2013, 10:34 GMT

    gayle performs in ilp but dn`t knw why he don`t perform for his team WI

  • on April 12, 2013, 9:22 GMT

    Big RCB fan, i'm jamaican ofcourse.

    RCB need to leave out Murali and play Ravi Rampaul.....and use murali karthik and chris gayle as their spinners. RCB lacks the pace to trouble quality bastmen sometimes. Also, give AB the gloves and bring in another batsman

    I also, like that young kid Agarwal, i like how he plays. he is so aggressive, it takes pressure off chris gayle.

    RCB ah tek di winnings !

  • on April 12, 2013, 9:03 GMT

    When Gayle is batting, it doesn't seem to be he is keen to send ball out of the boundary, rather it seems to be ball is keen to go out of the boundary.

  • chillers_khalifa on April 12, 2013, 8:42 GMT

    gayle was awesome. It was awesome exeperience to watch gayle live on ground.RCB fileding was worse.Kohli just show his style to stop the ball but not able to hit the stump this is best quality of him. whenever he throw the ball towards the stump it was going for run as overthrow. So I can say It was awesome fielding by Kohli to giving extra run to KKR. Coming to Gambhir and Kohli spat, I think kohli should learn how to give respect others cricketer. Gambhir should have to teach some lesson for good behaviour. kohli shame on you saying that you are part of Indian cricket team. I think this match is eye openner for KKR. They should include Mccllum in his team and need geniue wicket taking bowler.

  • on April 12, 2013, 8:24 GMT

    It seems as if Kallis is out of form. He needs to come good for KKR as well as the big hitters.

  • Majorraki on April 12, 2013, 8:09 GMT

    Cant imagine why gayle wasnt a big hit with KKR when he was initially picked.It has become a routine now with him scoring atleast 80-90 runs.I still feel he is susceptible to genuine spin bowlers like Sunil Narine(didnt scrore many of him) Watever the case I dont see any fast bowlers out there able to make any impact on him unless they bowl toe crushing yorkers like Malinga.

  • on April 12, 2013, 7:51 GMT

    @Bleedblue_Sach which team wil buy him? Do you think RCB will let him go? Sure they will retain him

  • SherjilIslam on April 12, 2013, 7:39 GMT

    Can anybody tell me why Mc.Laren and Sangwan were preferred over quality players already warming the bench?? I think Shami Ahmad/I abdullah and Bretlee/Tendo were much better than Sangwan and Mc. laren. And even after the first over disaster, gambhir persisting with sangwan for an another over was the worst move.Even Yusuf pathan could have been used for an over or two. Just non-sensical from Gambhir.

  • Qa_ankit on April 12, 2013, 7:29 GMT

    Well played RCB. Yesterday told that even before match, half of the battle was lost by inclusion of pathan and exclusion of Mc Cullum. Now 2nd thing was when Gayle do what he do, you cant do anything. Just watch it. Now about the most important thing i.e, Kholi- Gambhir combo: Shame on indian cricket. I remember when all indian's were together when Bhajji- Symonds spat happened. All team and BCCI were supporting Bhajji. Now recently i see Bhajji getting hug from Ponting. But again when i saw Kohli and Gambhir in this way i just feel that we have started to clean the streets but forgot about our own house. Relation with foriegn players are getting better, but with in team (Indian), its getting worse.

  • RhinoCricket on April 12, 2013, 6:35 GMT

    Chris Gayle scored 82 runs not out against KKR. Chris Gayle is legend of cricket,and he is best player in the cricket. he is very interesting guy and he is very silent.

  • bleedblue_sach on April 12, 2013, 6:10 GMT

    No doubt to say this.... RCB, luckiest of all franchieses to buy Gayle for a nominal amount....But, in the next auction, he will be the most expensive cricketer and have to watch which team will buy this Diamond!

  • PerfectTen on April 12, 2013, 5:53 GMT

    When Gayle is called a legend, some people snigger. Why? According to them only those folks who play well at the test level are legends. Rubbish! When Gayle is called a legend in T20, nobody's saying that Tendulkar and Ponting are not. They are/were greats in one or two forms of the game. If today's generation pays huge money to come and watch T20 games, you need to respect them too and if that generation revels in watching Chris Gayle bat, you better accept him as a great. No game can thrive without spectators & disrespecting their expectations. Agree that this game's highest & the longest format tests the players' mental and physical abilities to the core, but even here, you need superior skills to make an impact in a much limited window of opportunity. In this format of the game, he is a genuine entertainer and let's accept it.

  • soumyas on April 12, 2013, 5:08 GMT

    @thalalara, take it easy dude, IPL is for enjoyment...anyway, Why only Gayle is able to hit like that and others not on the same pitches ? there is something special about him, he is not just special, exceptionally special, outstandingly skilled, awesome power coupled with perfect timing. he is nightmare for opponents, owners pride opponents envy...One can understand your frustration in ur opinions on "one and only CHRISTOPHER HENRY GAYLE"...

  • on April 12, 2013, 5:02 GMT

    So basically Gayle is a legend because one in a year for a month in a few matches for 8-10 over he bats well. We have to rewrite history then. Sachins & Pontings of cricketing world are to be taken over this dancing idiot from the West Indies.

    Fickle fans should always keep in mind IPL is not a measure of how good a player is.

  • on April 12, 2013, 4:06 GMT

    Gayle most certainly is a legend. May not be in test, may not be in ODIs, but undoubtedly in T20. The level of consistency and the means of getting runs are definitely legendary.

  • on April 12, 2013, 3:41 GMT

    @ BRUTALANALYST. not best T20. will be best ipl spinner. because narine has got medicore stats at international level.hope, he will learn very soon.

    CSK is going to be champs again.

  • srivatsacertain on April 12, 2013, 3:30 GMT

    RCB is a one man team they said... RCB now has both orange and purple caps, neither with Gayle- they never said!

  • on April 12, 2013, 3:19 GMT

    Way to go RCB! You are the best!

  • thalalara on April 11, 2013, 23:36 GMT

    CG clearly capitalises on the flaaaaat wickets, he is made for IPL....I watched his struggle in Big Bash League. He is clearly changing into typical Sub- Continent bully. Anyway there is no sense in arguing when the entire tournament is accepted as just an entertainer, it hurts only when these fans start comparing with the real legends of the game and justify their arguments, there no iota of sense to it, Keep enjoying CG....make hay while the sun shines.

  • on April 11, 2013, 23:32 GMT

    okay, I thought long and hard before asking this question... that 99.99% of the people will answer no... but i jus had to ask...

    is there and will there ever be a replacement for Chris Gayle...

  • Nampally on April 11, 2013, 23:24 GMT

    Destructive power of Gayle was too much for KKR! Gambhir replacing Bret Lee with McLaren is supremely worst decision! Bret is the best bowler capable of getting Gayle out. Also using Sangwan as sacrificial lamb for Gayle was another immature move. When you just fail to put a score close to 200 & bowl without the ace bowler like Lee, you get badly mauled. That is what happened. Gayle smashing 9 sixers in his 85 at nearly 200 S/R! That was awesome!

  • BRUTALANALYST on April 11, 2013, 21:46 GMT

    One things I hate about IPL is top class players like Morgan and Pollard routinely don't get used in favor of mediocre Indians

  • on April 11, 2013, 20:40 GMT

    It boggles the mind as to why Eoin Morgan batted so low in the order. What's KKRs management team thinking?

  • siddanth on April 11, 2013, 18:47 GMT

    Great Going RCB.....Now with others clicking RCB are the team to beat this year...Good Luck and hope for the best

  • ravikini on April 11, 2013, 18:34 GMT

    Yet another dazzling performance by RCB. Gayle rockets might have reminded Mr. Mallya of his once flying aircrafts. What a show man... Like Kapil Dev said he is in a different league all by himself. No one even comes close. I am a die hard RCB fan and I shudder in sheer fright should Gayle be playing for other team. With Gayle, Kohli, AB already in lauch mode and should Henriques also start to fire, then all opponent teams will give up fighting out of sheer despair.

    Comeon guys, this IPL has already decided the 3 teams in the play offs (RCB, CSK & MI). The other 6 teams are vying for the ohter one slot. Tch,Tch Tch..

  • on April 11, 2013, 18:33 GMT

    Who were all the people here that were saying KKR would win this easily??? RCB's bowling attack is much improved, so we dont have to rely on the batsmen to bail us out all the time.

  • kool.virus10 on April 11, 2013, 18:15 GMT

    Have been a supporter of rcb always. Hope this year turns my way :)

  • on April 11, 2013, 17:49 GMT

    KKR now badly require the combination of ShakiB, Tendo, Kallis and Narine.....Otherwise this season they will remain bottom of the table as they did 1st 3 IPL season

  • on April 11, 2013, 17:37 GMT

    Wish the phantom was playing inn the IPL. He would have shown what batting is really like !!

  • on April 11, 2013, 17:36 GMT

    Its proved again today that without Shakib, this KKR is just colorless.....! without him they are one batsman and as well as one bowler short.....!

  • on April 11, 2013, 17:28 GMT

    KKR needs SHAKIB AL HASAN badly.....I'm pretty sure they will gain extra confidence when he will be back after the Zimbabwe tour.

  • on April 11, 2013, 17:25 GMT

    well said prashanth shastri the rcb is gonna take this IPL title in this IPL we will show chennai how it's dont in the next match all of our players r getting into form we no one man show we play as a team but if someone dont get it right we always have players in the team that will pull it off for the RCB GOOD LUCK in the next match guys....!!

  • on April 11, 2013, 17:02 GMT

    Its all a vicious circle.Gayle,Kohli,n loop continues..

  • srinideva on April 11, 2013, 16:40 GMT

    Winning a single title does not make a good team..you need to do it consistently..like CSK did..and doing.. 1 semi,4 Final,2 titles and a CL title...This is what we call a champion team... see ya in EDEN..DHONI vs GAMBHIR...redemption for the loss in final... I am damn sure CSK can beat these two team back to back...Gayle fired today..won`t in chennai..bcos the some quality there....even he fires there is a quality to overshadow that total..I hope everyone knows it...#Whistlepodu

  • srinideva on April 11, 2013, 16:37 GMT

    I think now Gambhir will believe in the word called " Momentum"..keep going...then you`ll be out of playoff...

  • jalalabadi on April 11, 2013, 16:32 GMT

    why kkr picking kallis instad of sakib

  • srinideva on April 11, 2013, 16:23 GMT

    KKR deserve this...they are not a complete unit to beat the team like CSK and MI... let see what kohli and gambhir have in their bags... RCB too not a team to look for..next match with CSk..let see them in yellow city - chennai...

  • on April 11, 2013, 16:14 GMT

    What a treat to watch Gayle in action. I want him to smach CSK bowlers in the next match because the pain of loosing to CSK last time still haunting me. Its payback time...If people say RCB is one man army, so be it. Whats wrong in that ? he is a part of RCB....

  • on April 11, 2013, 16:14 GMT

    seems as though if Chris Gayle do not make runs RCB cannot win.

  • YogifromNY on April 11, 2013, 16:06 GMT

    I am totally neutral among IPL teams. It is clear that RCB are overly dependent on the 'Big Three', who cannot be expected to all come good at the same time in each match. There will even be matches where all three fail, so then where does that leave RCB? Only CSK and MI look like complete teams, though MI is hampered by their refusal to let Sachin cool his heels in the dugout. (Sachin is a hero of mine, but he needs to be asked to step down as he won't do it on his own.)

  • Albert_cambell on April 11, 2013, 16:04 GMT

    @ Rausan Atik Jewel. Shakib is not playing because he is playing the test series in Zimbabwe. BCB dint stop BD players from participating in the IPL. Shakib will be the 1st player to be in India if BD is not playing in Zimbabwe. Remember he played BPL with injury and skipped the most important SL series by stating injury as an excuse.

  • Tokai69 on April 11, 2013, 15:50 GMT

    Hope KKR will be stronger once Shakib is there to dry out some overs at least

  • on April 11, 2013, 15:23 GMT

    Brendon Mccullum should have played ..

  • ladycricfan on April 11, 2013, 14:50 GMT

    Chris Gayle, one man show ( he should be banned from playing T20)

  • CrICkeeet on April 11, 2013, 14:39 GMT

    KKR is jst a NARINE depended team.......

  • on April 11, 2013, 14:35 GMT

    KKR, are you missing Sakib? BCB shouldn't stop the BD players from IPL and Inidan players should also play in BPL.

  • Lakpj on April 11, 2013, 14:30 GMT

    RCB is a 3 man team. Gayle, Kohli and AB. But you need only one of them to fire in each game. That should be enough to take down oppositions. Others are just there to fill in the numbers. :)

  • spartanslaaayers on April 11, 2013, 14:22 GMT

    I really think murali should sit out a few games and give another oversees player a go. Barnwell r rampual is a good choice, other than that rcb looks like playoff contender.

  • gopal_from_Ratanpura on April 11, 2013, 14:13 GMT

    If Sachin Is god of cricket and Bradman as well.Than no doubt Chris Gayle is God Of IPL and T20 cricket all around the world. I think you all will be agree with me.

  • British_North_America on April 11, 2013, 14:05 GMT

    Now KKR should rethink what is Kallis's role in the playing 11? Batting, bowling, fielding or anything else?

  • priceless1 on April 11, 2013, 14:04 GMT

    RCB is the most dangerous team in this IPL

  • BRUTALANALYST on April 11, 2013, 13:48 GMT

    The JAMAICAN WARRIOR cannot be defeated ! KKR didn't give themselves much hope holding back there very own CELTIC WARRIOR especially after his last innings of 51 . . .

  • BRUTALANALYST on April 11, 2013, 13:14 GMT

    Murali is lacking his danger I'm not sure I'd have him over Murali Kartik infact I think Kartik with Narine is the best T20 spinner, RCB should drop Murali play Karthik and give Barnwell a shot as overseas player for Arun Karthik and give ABD the gloves ! That for me would be an unbeatable 11

  • ladycricfan on April 11, 2013, 12:18 GMT

    Too many over throws from RCB fielders. Few missed runout chances. Still RCB will be happier of the two at half time,

  • on April 11, 2013, 10:35 GMT

    Why is saurabh tiwary not playing for RCB...he seemed to be a good batsmen.

  • sharath01 on April 11, 2013, 10:28 GMT

    Not Sure why RCB is still playing Arun Karthik as the Wicket Keeper. Surely ABD can keep and they have better Batsman in their squad

  • sharath01 on April 11, 2013, 10:28 GMT

    Not Sure why RCB is still playing Arun Karthik as the Wicket Keeper. Surely ABD can keep and they have better Batsman in their squad

  • on April 11, 2013, 10:35 GMT

    Why is saurabh tiwary not playing for RCB...he seemed to be a good batsmen.

  • ladycricfan on April 11, 2013, 12:18 GMT

    Too many over throws from RCB fielders. Few missed runout chances. Still RCB will be happier of the two at half time,

  • BRUTALANALYST on April 11, 2013, 13:14 GMT

    Murali is lacking his danger I'm not sure I'd have him over Murali Kartik infact I think Kartik with Narine is the best T20 spinner, RCB should drop Murali play Karthik and give Barnwell a shot as overseas player for Arun Karthik and give ABD the gloves ! That for me would be an unbeatable 11

  • BRUTALANALYST on April 11, 2013, 13:48 GMT

    The JAMAICAN WARRIOR cannot be defeated ! KKR didn't give themselves much hope holding back there very own CELTIC WARRIOR especially after his last innings of 51 . . .

  • priceless1 on April 11, 2013, 14:04 GMT

    RCB is the most dangerous team in this IPL

  • British_North_America on April 11, 2013, 14:05 GMT

    Now KKR should rethink what is Kallis's role in the playing 11? Batting, bowling, fielding or anything else?

  • gopal_from_Ratanpura on April 11, 2013, 14:13 GMT

    If Sachin Is god of cricket and Bradman as well.Than no doubt Chris Gayle is God Of IPL and T20 cricket all around the world. I think you all will be agree with me.

  • spartanslaaayers on April 11, 2013, 14:22 GMT

    I really think murali should sit out a few games and give another oversees player a go. Barnwell r rampual is a good choice, other than that rcb looks like playoff contender.

  • Lakpj on April 11, 2013, 14:30 GMT

    RCB is a 3 man team. Gayle, Kohli and AB. But you need only one of them to fire in each game. That should be enough to take down oppositions. Others are just there to fill in the numbers. :)