Mumbai: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) wicketkeeper-batsman AB de Villiers has said that the lack of home advantage for every team balances the Indian Premier League (IPL) this season.
Due to COVID-19, IPL 2021 will be played in six venues this season, and currently, the first leg is underway in Chennai and Mumbai.
“I think it balances the tournament. It’s the same for every team, nobody has a home game and it really emphasizes different situations. Every game you play, conditions will be different. The wickets will get older, you will play a different team on the same ground, it is interesting but it same for everyone. The teams who have made home grounds as fortress will be at a disadvantage. The best team will come out at the top,” said de Villiers in a video posted on the official Twitter handle of RCB.
“You want to win the trophy, I would love to win the IPL. I don’t know how we will react if we win the trophy one day. It is getting boring to talk about it, the minute you win the trophy, you look back and realise there are certain things that are more important than winning the trophy. Being part of IPL, it is the greatest tournament in the world. We want to win the trophy and that is part of the goal,” he added.
RCB has won both their games so far this season and the side will take on Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Sunday here at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai