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"RCB’s failure this IPL will be a blessing in disguise for Indian cricket"

Harshit Anand Updated: 8 April, 2019, 10:55 AM IST

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Royal Challengers Bangalore's poor form continued in the game against Delhi Capitals as well on Sunday. Now, they have lost their first six games. The Virat Kohli-led side are the only team in the IPL to not have won even a single game thus far. They are at the bottom of the IPL points table.

Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers have failed to score consistently and as a result, the already imbalanced side are having a disastrous campaign. Sunil Gavaskar, however, thinks it can be blessing in disguise for Indian cricket if RCB continue to falter like this.

“If RCB don’t qualify, as seems likely as of now, then it could well be a blessing in disguise for Indian cricket. Firstly, it will mean a week off for the Indian skipper to recharge his batteries for the ICC World Cup 2019 and from a superstitious point of view, it could mean that all the luck that he didn’t have in the IPL has been kept for the World Cup,” Gavaskar wrote in his column for MID-DAY on Monday.

“That is what India wants, for the World Cup comes every four years while the IPL is every and so winning the World Cup is far more important that winning the IPL this year,” he added.

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"Andre Russell is a BILLION DOLLAR man for KKR"

Harshit Anand Updated: 6 April, 2019, 5:32 PM IST

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With scores of 49, 48, 62 and 48 in first 4 matches in the IPL so far, the big man from West Indies, Andre Russell is on fire. His strike-rate has been 268.83 and the KKR finisher has hit more sixes (22) than fours (17) in the ongoing edition of the cash-rich league. He is hitting sixes every 3.5 deliveries.

"We keep putting him in tough situations and he keeps lifting his game. He is just too good," said KKR opener and hard-hitting batsman, Chris Lynn. "Two-hundred and fifteen was probably pa