Brendon McCullum compares between RCB and CSK
Former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum has been one of the star-studded foreign players in the Indian Premier League (IPL). From creating a world record of scoring 158 in the opening match of the IPL with Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), he went onto play for Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore as well before finally retiring.
McCullum has explained the difference between the two teams Chennai and Bangalore, saying RCB had more noise and hardly any plans.
Chennai has lifted the trophy thrice while Bangalore still failed to win any title despite playing in all seasons of the tournament.
“One team gives selection loyalty and works on the team they have; the other chases a perfect team and doesn’t have a blueprint for how they are going to play. “CSK has very little ‘white noise’ around them. RCB have too much,” he said.
CSK and RCB have faced each other 24 times in IPL over the last 12 seasons, with Chennai leading with 15-8. The last season, CSK and RCB won a match each when they faced each other.
In the opening game of the 2019 season, RCB, batting first, were bowled out for 70 before CSK chased in down with seven wickets remaining. However, RCB bounced back to clinch a narrow one-run win at the Chinnaswamy Stadium. Chennai finished as the runners-up after losing to Mumbai Indians in the last edition while RCB finished at the bottom of the pile with 11 points from 14 games.