Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals (RR) team director Kumar Sangakkara said that the team needs to improve on overall performances and execute their plans better.
RR’s 10-wicket defeat to Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL has left them at the bottom on the points table.
“It is the overall performance. You have to tie together good performances with bat and ball and field well too. We had a game that we nearly chased down, a game that we should have won quite easily and then were quite outplayed in the next two,” said Sangakkara in the post-match press conference on Thursday.
“Today we were completely outplayed by RCB. You can’t always have perfect games but we have to get a lot better at executing our game plan and get some confidence going. There are some good pitches out there, a lot of batsmen score runs and it is quite tough for the bowlers to match the totals and keep scores in check. We need to match the other sides in that intensity,” he said.
Sangakkara said that the team did well to get to 177/9 despite being 43/4 in the eighth over.
“Today was a game of two halves, we struggled that first six to seven overs and the next overs after having lost a lot of wickets we still managed to get to 176 so you see that ability there, one of the top four need to get a big score,” he said.