IPL 2012: Venkatesh Prasad has plans in place to upset Mumbai Indians

RCB have never beaten Mumbai at the M Chinnaswamy stadium in any of the IPL editions so far AFP

Bangalore: May 13, 2012

Royal Challengers Bangalore’s bowling coach Venkatesh Prasad is hoping to achieve a first by beating Mumbai Indians when they clash in an Indian Premier League match in Bangalore on Monday.

RCB have never beaten Mumbai at the M Chinnaswamy stadium in any of the IPL editions so far.

“I am sure we would like to change the stats by beating Mumbai in our backyard which we haven’t done in any of the IPL matches played at Chinnaswamy stadium,” Prasad told reporters at a pre-match press conference here.

The former India pacer said RCB thinktank has closely watched Mumbai Indians approach against Kolkata Knight Riders last night and the team would chalk out a strategy before the game starts.

In the last match against Mumbai at Wankhede Stadium, RCB bowlers, especially pacers Zaheer Khan and Vinay Kumar, exploited the juicy conditions early on by claiming three quick wickets, which laid the platform for their nine-wicket victory.

“We would like Zaheer and Vinay to do the same for the team if we are offered same conditions tomorrow. Whenever our bowlers have done well, we have been in good position to chase or defend the total,” he said.

“In fact, Zaheer, Muttiah Muralitharan and Daniel Vettori have been excellent sharing their skills to young turks like Vinay, Harshin Patel and KP Apanna,” Prasad said.(PTI)