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RCB coach Andy Flower backs Yash Dayal to do good in IPL 2024
By SMCS - Dec 25, 2023 7:04 am
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Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) coach Andy Flower has backed the pacer Yash Dayal to come good during the IPL 2024 season. After a stunning debut IPL season in 2022 where Dayal claimed 11 wickets, he made headlines when he lost a battle in front of Rinku Singh’s masterclass earlier this year. He smashed Dayal for five sixes off five balls to win the game for KKR and that shattered the left-arm pacer’s confidence. With just two wickets and an economy rate of 11.79, he was released by the Gujarat Titans as well. However, RCB bought him for a whopping INR 5 crore.

Andy Flower
Andy Flower

Speaking to Jio Cinema, Andy Flower said: “As far as Yash Dayal is concerned, we saw some of his potential last year, certainly with the new ball for swing and wicket-taking potential. I know he had a hard time at the death occasionally, but we believe he has got high potential and we are looking for great things from him. We had a go at Pat Cummins but were outbid in the end. We went for Alzarri and are really happy to have him. He is a quality operator. Faf (du Plessis) and I have worked with him before at Saint Lucia Kings and I think Faf’s worked with him in the SA20 as well.”

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Andy Flower was happy to have traded in all-rounder Cameron Green before the auction as he felt that Green completed a formidable top six for them that would help them to score big as well as chase down any massive totals when needed.

Cameron Green
Cameron Green

“With the recruitment of Cameron Green, we certainly wanted to get some power into the middle order. So, if we have got (Glenn) Maxwell and Green at four and five, it gives us that power.”We have got DK (Dinesh Karthik) at number six and obviously the class of Faf (Du Plessis), Virat (Kohli) and (Rajat) Patidar upfront. We think that is a really great top six. We should be able to set big totals and chase down big totals,” he added.