RCB vs CC: "A lot of work has been done behind the scenes" – Faf du Plessis after RCB’s fifth consecutive victory in IPL 2024

Faf du Plessis

In the night match of Sunday’s double-header, Faf du Plessis-led Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) hosted Axar Patel-led Delhi Capitals (DC) in match 62 of the Indian Premier League 2024 (IPL 2024) at the M Chinnaswamy. Stadium in Bangalore.

RCB were invited to bat first in the match and they got off to a good start. Virat Kohli (27) played an attacking style of cricket and after his dismissal, Will Jacks (41) and Rajat Patidar (52) took over. At one point, RCB looked set to score over 200 with Cameron Green (32*) doing a great job, but they were restricted to 187/9 as DC made a good comeback in the match.

Defending the total, RCB got off to a great start by reducing DC to 30/4. Even after that, only Axar Patel troubled the bowlers and RCB continued to pick up wickets at regular intervals to bowl out DC for 140 and win by 47 runs.

At the post-match presentation ceremony, Faf du Plessis was pleased with his team’s performance. Faf du Plessis said:

“Brilliant, we put in some good performances and we’re very happy. In the first half of the season, things didn’t go well and from a batting and bowling perspective we’ve been able to put it right now.”

Faf du Plessis also said he doesn’t think too much about matchups and backs his players to get the job done. Faf du Plessis stated:

“Sometimes people talk about matchups and all that, but as a left-footer with the ball turning, you hope it works sometimes and he (Swapnil) has done that brilliantly for us.”

Faf du Plessis further revealed that they have worked hard to achieve the success they are currently achieving in IPL 2024. Faf du Plessis stated:

“A lot of work has been done behind the scenes, we are doing well and I feel there is a lot more variety in our bowling now and Yash and Lockie have been exceptional in the last few games. “We want to play a style of cricket, to be bold, put in some performances And keep going”.

Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers Bengaluru IPL 2023 Meetings

In the Indian Premier League 2023, Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bengaluru faced each other twice and both teams emerged victorious once.

On April 15, RCB’s opening batsman scored 174 for 6 on the board at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru as five batsmen made good contributions: Virat Kohli (50), Glenn Maxwell (24), Mahipal Lomror (26), Faf du Plessis (22) and Shahbaz Ahmed (20).

Chasing the target, only Manish Pandey managed to reach fifty hits while other DC batsmen failed, restricting them to 151 for 9 and losing the match by 23 runs. Virat Kohli received the Player of March award in that game for his 50 runs and 3 catches.

The teams next met on May 6 at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi and Delhi Capitals won the match by 7 wickets after restricting RCB to 181/4 and chasing the target in 16.4 overs with Phil Salt (87) winning the Player. of the Party prize.