New Delhi: Royal Challengers Bangalore will compete with Mumbai Indians on Friday, April 9th at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Head Coach Simon Katich about the Yuzi Chahal's performance, who has always provided when it was most required. Yuzvendra Chahal led RCB's bowling unit in the 2020 season and was influential in the team's playoff run.
"The thing you know about senior players is we know they have got a fight for the contest. We know that with him. He [Yuzvendra Chahal] is always buzzing. He is a very skillful bowler and he is also a very smart bowler," Katich said on Bold Diaries.
The high expectation on Yuzi, says Coach Kato. Chahal finished the UAE edition of the tournament with 21 wickets from 15 matches, completing as the fifth-highest wicket-taker and the only spinner in the top-5 list. Simon Katich praised Chahal's efforts for his performances.
"We asked him to be our leading wicket-taker, we got that role for him by balancing the team the way we needed it to. We took a bit of heat off him having to bowl in the powerplay as he did in the past. He didn't let us down, picking up 21 wickets, he won us a number of games with the ball at critical times,” he added.
"There is a high expectation of him. We also know there is support around him with our bowling line-up to be able to allow him to play that attacking role,” he said.
"Yuzi, he is going to be up for it. Yes, we know, he hasn't played as much cricket as he would have liked but, in a way, after a long season, that might be a blessing in disguise, because we know there are some players that are jaded. I know he will be keen to go out and do well for us," Katich added.