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'Gaylestorm' around the corner, says Albie Morkel

Albie Morkel believe that Chris Gayle and the famed RCB batting line-up will fire soon in the ongoing IPL season.

Albie Morkel

Albie Morkel

Royal Challengers Bangalore’s all rounder, Albie Morkel is hopeful that his team can make it to the play-offs by winning 5 out of the 7 games that are left.

“We haven’t reached our peak yet; hopefully, that will happen on Friday. There are seven games left and we have to win five games to qualify,” he said ahead of the big match against KXIP on Friday.

Despite having a strong batting line-up comprising of players such as Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and Yuvraj Singh, RCB have not managed to make an impact with the bat. When asked to comment on this, the South African said: “A ‘Gaylestorm’ is round the corner. I’ve just got a feeling about that.”

“Most of our batsmen got good starts. But we didn’t convert. The best innings was of AB (de Villiers) who hit 89. And if you want to win T20 games, out of the top 5-6 batsmen, one has to go out and score a big one. 30s and 40s can win you games on occasions. From our batting point of view, we are aiming that somebody should score a big one,” he added.

Before playing the few crucial matches, Morkel believes that his team’s skipper Virat Kohli can increase the energy and spirit in the team.

“We all know Virat Kohli is a feisty character and he will be up for it (to win five out of seven games). I think the team will respond very well. It is going to be a good contest. We are prepared like any other game. Hopefully, we recharge ourselves,” he said.

“We have been doing so many things right and were close to winning games. I think our batting unit probably has not done well as expected,” he ended.

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