It is ironic that two of the best batsmen in modern times are struggling and so their teams are also entering the last phase of the league stage in the IPL.
Following the same career path since their junior days, Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson are going through a lean patch with the former ranked 32nd in the batting chart with 216 runs in 11 outings – the highest 58 runs – and Williamson is at 32nd. 34 with 199 in 10 innings and maximum 57.
Virat Kohli and Ken Williamson. (BCCI / IPL / PTI photo)
Their teams are also moving up and down the table and Royal Challengers Bangalore are fourth with 12 points and net run rate, while Sunrisers Hyderabad are sixth with 10 points.
Kohli, who dropped the charge before the tournament to focus on his batting, and Williamson in the team to lead the opposition, will face each other in the return leg on Sunday night and both teams will try to improve. Wankhede Stadium.
High level of nine-wicket win in the first leg at Brabourne Stadium, where the wicket helped a bit in the SRH attack and Marco Jensen Breaking RCB’s top order in the powerplay, it has been replaced by a lower order of three consecutive defeats, where Hyderabad were on the receiving end of their former players.
If it were Riddhiman Saha And Rashid Khan With bat for Gujarat Titans, David WarnerSRH lost by 21 runs to an unbeaten 92 for the Delhi Capitals as they failed to chase a total above 200 for the third time this season.
With such a low margin for error, Dale Stein Umran Malik would have emphasized the importance of reaching the right areas, with Warner having the fastest delivery at 157-kmph and Rowman Powell On rage, and Sean Abbott Because accepting extra runs is making a difference.
Like SRH, RCB have their own concerns and inconsistencies, but they will be excited in the game after a 13-run victory over CSK. Hershal Patel Is an excellent performer.