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Tom Moody questions RCB auction strategy after loss to CSK



Last Updated on 3 months by Charbel Coorey

Cricket News: Tom Moody questions the RCB decision to trade Cameron Green and leave a conundrum regarding their bowling

Tom Moody has questioned Royal Challengers Bengaluru’s auction and trade strategy after their opening game defeat to Chennai Super Kings at Chepauk. Speaking on ESPNcricinfo’s TIMEOUT program, Moody said that any quelms about changing the overseas combination so early is an indicator the franchise got their strategy wrong.

Moody pinpointed the decision to trade Cameron Green as a key moment in RCB’s pre-season plans. He believes that the huge sum of 17.5 crore could have been used elsewhere; particularly the bowling attack.

Questions about the RCB auction strategy – Tom Moody

“To me, RCB even thinking about their overseas combination at this stage – not that they’re going to be doing that – but it shows their whole thinking around their auction strategy was completely wrong and the trade window was completely wrong,” Moody said.

“If they thought they needed to shift the way they play by playing two specialist overseas bowlers and recruiting accordingly, why would you take the trade on Green? Why wouldn’t you keep the 17.5 crore in your pocket so you can fire all your guns blazing at the auction to get that combination for the complete shift in the way you play the game?”

It might seem harsh on Green given he bowled pretty well and took two wickets. But, decisions need to be made on the overall RCB attack.

Moody’s comments come after former New Zealand and Mumbai Indians fast bowler Mitch McClenaghan suggested RCB should look at playing two overseas fast bowlers to bolster what looks to be a thin attack.

After a decent middle overs period against CSK, RCB fell away as Shivam Dube and Ravindra Jadeja sealed a comfortable victory for the hosts. The loss for RCB extends their drought against CSK in Chennai, dating back to 2008.

“Loading up the batting has never worked for them,” McClenaghan said. “They need to bite the bullet, whether it’s Faf who’s in great form, looked good tonight, or maybe leaving Cameron Green out to play [Reece] Topley and Lockie Ferguson as a combination.”

“Because you don’t always want to be scoring those extra 20 or 30 runs.”

RCB’s next game is against Punjab Kings at home on Monday.

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