Royal Challengers Bangalore’s director Mike Hesson on Tuesday said that spinners could play the match-winning role in the UAE. The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League will take place entirely in the UAE across Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi.
The RCB franchise has been preparing really well for the IPL 2020 and this time around they will focus on their bowling to win the games.
Team director Mike Hesson believes that scoring 15-160 runs would be a enough to win the matches, given that bowlers perform well.
“On certain grounds, the role of spinners will be really big. In a place like Abu Dhabi, spinners have traditionally played a big role there, it is a bigger ground and spinners come into the equation. But it probably doesn’t spin as much as it does in Dubai and Sharjah,” Hesson said in a video.
“We have loads and loads of information on every wicket, but we need to have the ability to adjust to the conditions on the given day. Spin will obviously play a part. Over here in the UAE, 150-160 can be a good score,” he added.
Hesson also added that the team discussed about their performances in the previous seasons and also looked to work on the areas.
“We have spent a lot of time in reviewing the past seasons, before the auction we addressed the gaps we had in our lineup, we tried to address them with the new signings. I think there is a lot of talk about finishing the innings with the ball in hand, we have got some experienced players who can do the role now,” Hesson said.
“We also feel that we can improve the players we had earlier. We also need to maximise the playing group, for us to perform as a team, we have to rely on the squad and the players who have not done a massive job for us in the past,” he added.
The Bangalore based franchise is yet to win its first title in the IPL but they managed to reach finals in 2009, 2011 and 2016 seasons.