AB de Villiers is having rather hot and cold IPL 2018    AFP
AB de Villiers is having rather hot and cold IPL 2018 AFP

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) are currently fighting to avoid being handed out the wooden spoon in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018. Currently sitting on seventh spot in the points table, the Virat Kohli-led side needs to do a Mumbai Indians (MI) and win all their remaining games, and even then rely on permutations. However, AB de Villiers is confident of RCB making it, as he wrote in his column for The Times of India: We have assembled a strong squad and we have played well at times and yet, in crucial moments, usually in the closing overs with both bat and ball, we have let ourselves down badly, won only three matches out of 10 and now find ourselves on the brink of elimination.

We re not dead yet. There is no doubt that we need to win all four of our four remaining league matches against DD at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Saturday, against KXIP in Indore on Monday, then at home to SRH on Thursday and, finally, against RR at Jaipur on Saturday 19 May.

RCB’s next encounter is against Delhi Daredevils on Saturday evening at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi.