Royal Challengers Bangalore coach Simon Katich is all set for a new beginning with a bunch of new faces in the squad. He thinks Aaron Finch is a great addition and able to handle spin bowling well.
Simon Katich believes in Finch
Despite having some superstars of the game at the core, the Bangalore based IPL team have not yet won any IPL title yet. So an addition of several news faces is what the fans are looking at as a ray of hope. Their head coach Simon Katich high expectations from Aaron Finch, the Australia skipper. “During the auction, we were looking for players who were at the top of their game. There were very few available, out of which Aaron Finch was high in our list.”
He added, “Given what he has been able to achieve with Australia (as a captain and player) over the past few years is incredible. He’s a top-ranked T20 batsman, a good player of the spin and the other thing is that he brings leadership quality in the group.” He continued, “It’s not just Aaron but seniors like AB de Villiers who have been with RCB for a number of years, will provide the experience in leadership.”
Katich on Kohli and team balance
While speaking about senior members of the group Katich explained that with the core around Virat Kohli should work well for the side. “Virat too has vast experience with the Indian team and the franchise. So hopefully with the core group around him, it will take the load off, not only from the playing point of view but also getting the group to gel together, given there are few new faces.”
The coach also spoke about the balance the team combination can boost of. “When you look at our squad there are always standout players but if you look at it closely, there is maturity not only from the overseas point of view but also from the Indian point of view with Virat and Yuzvendra Chahal. The squad is a blend of not just batsman but also bowlers — with Chris Morris and Dale Steyn.”