The RCB skipper inputs a key strategic plan that would have done lot of other last-over chokers good in the IPL:
“As it is, whenever we chase, we make it a point not to go into the 20th over. When we are chasing a smallish total, we try and think of the 18th as the last over and when the target is bigger, we aim at finishing the game in the 19th, giving us some sort of a cushion. That message was also sent across as a reminder at the strategic break”
T20 games involve a lot of pressure-cooker situations and nothing can make it worse than taking the game to the last over. By ensuring a six-ball buffer, you effectively negate it out. Exciting? No. Clinical? Yes.