Royal Challengers Bangalore Raring to Go Against Mumbai Indians at Wankhede, says Mitchell Starc

Royal Challengers Bangalore are currently placed fourth and will hope to consolidate their spot in the top four when they are hosted by Mumbai Indians on Tuesday.

Updated: May 05, 2014 16:53 IST
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Royal Challengers Bangalore pacer Mitchell Starc today said his team is eagerly waiting to face Mumbai Indians in their backyard, especially after winning a thriller against Sunrisers Hyderabad in Mumbai. (RCB vs SRH: As it happened)

"It isn't too early to face Mumbai Indians in their backyard. Some players have hit form. Bowlers are doing well. AB (de Villiers) has come good and Chris (Gayle) also shown his bit. Bring it on, will play tomorrow for sure," he told reporters in Mumbai. (AB de Villiers is the best, says Virat Kohli)

Starc, who finished with a magnificent two for 21 against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Sunday, said the bowling and fielding of Royal Challengers Bangalore had been good throughout the tournament so far. (Scorecard | Points Table | Schedule)

"We have been restricting scores of our opponents and also succeeded in doing so yesterday by restricting Hyderabad to 155 for six," he said. (AB de Villiers, a True RCB Champion)

Showering praise on de Villiers, Starc said it was an amazing innings and he was lucky to witness it at the other end. "It was great to see our team cruising home to a victory after the hard work done by AB. It was a fantastic all-round effort by the boys and it feels great to register our first win at home this season," Starc said.

De Villiers produced one of the most devastating Twenty20 innings as he smashed an unbeaten 89 off just 42 balls in RCB's dramatic win over Hyderabad.

Asked whether he had hopes of winning the match after losing early wickets, Starc said de Villiers made it possible to believe.

"Anything was possible when De Villiers is around and it was important for the rest to give him as much strike as possible, and not lose wicket at the other end, which I did," he said.

He further said, a win at home is going to push them forward and hopefully restart the campaign and win the next match against Mumbai Indians.

"A win at home ground is going to push us forward, restart the campaign," he added. Asked about Yuvraj Singh's form, Starc said, "Look, we won the game. It doesn't matter. We got home which is the main thing."

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