Mark Waugh: ‘Death bowling is a major concern for RCB’

Former Australian cricketer Waugh feels Virat Kohli’s bowlers have been too expensive in the death overs this season.

Former Australian cricketer Waugh feels Virat Kohli’s bowlers have been too expensive in the death overs this season.   -  AP

Former Australian batsman Mark Waugh has attributed the poor performance of the Virat-Kohli led Royal Challengers Bangalore in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League to their death bowling.

RCB is currently fifth, having won only three of its eight games.

Last night, RCB defeated defending champion Mumbai Indians by 14 runs in Bengaluru.

“Death bowling is a major area of concern for RCB currently as their bowlers are too expensive towards the end,” Waugh, a Star Sports Select Dugout expert, was quoted as saying in a media release.

“They have had chances to win games but they just can’t find the right set of combination in the last couple of overs which is affecting the team’s results,” added Waugh, who played 128 Tests for Australia and scored 8,029 runs.

India and RCB pace spearhead Umesh Yadav conceded 59 runs in 4 overs against Rajasthan Royals — most by any bowler this season — while Kiwi Corey Anderson in the same game went for 58 runs in 22 deliveries on the same night.