New Delhi. The Mumbai Indians, led by Rohit Sharma, are currently fourth in the points table in the IPL 2021. Nevertheless, he is considered to be the strongest contender for the title. Mumbai could win the third title in a row and the sixth overall. His chances of winning are much higher than the rest of the team. Mumbai, which specializes in making a big bang after a slow start, is ready to do something similar in the UAE. Although the first episode of IPL 2021 was not in his favor, he is getting a lot as a gift in the second episode.
Then why the team will not take advantage of it? When the situation is favorable with world class players, the team becomes heavy again. The same is true of Rohit’s team in the UAE. The first match of the second round of IPL 2021 between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings will be held on September 19. MS Dhoni’s Chennai are currently at number two in the points table.
Mumbai had to fight in the first round
In the first leg of the league, Mumbai had to fight in a spin-friendly situation. Due to which he has won only 4 out of 7 matches and is in the fourth position with 8 points. However, they are well aware of the situation in the UAE and are working hard to get to the playoffs. Mumbai, the most successful team in IPL history, also has a history of surprising the rest of the teams in the league after a bad start. It is also said to be a part of their strategy. Mumbai will hope that Hardik Pandya will contribute more as a bowler and batsman in the UAE. He has not been seen in form for the last few months, but Pandya has the ability to win matches alone with the bat.
The situation in the UAE is favorable for fast bowlers
The reigning champions Mumbai Indians will have more advantage to play in the UAE. The situation in the UAE is favorable for Mumbai fast bowlers. Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir has also said that Mumbai Indians play completely differently here. The situation in the UAE is favorable for fast bowlers like Jaspreet Bumrah and Trent Bolt. There the ball will swing forward and in such a situation Mumbai fast bowlers will be very dangerous. Mumbai want to swing the ball and have the best fast bowler for them. He will get the biggest benefit from playing in the UAE. Their batsmen will also want the ball to come in the bat. Batsmen like Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya had to fight hard because the ball was spinning. In the UAE, this team doesn’t have to struggle and that’s why it seems to be overtaking the rest of the teams. Mumbai need to win at least one match to advance to the knockout stage.
Opener: Mumbai Indians opener Rohit Sharma and South African wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock are both in great form. Rohit has scored maximum 250 runs in the match for Mumbai. On the other hand, Quinton was the highest run-getter for Mumbai last season. He scored 155 runs in 6 matches at a strike rate of 117.
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Middle order: Mumbai had to fight in the middle order during the IPL season. Isha Shan Kisan and Hardik Pandya were both out of form. Isha Shan scored 73 runs in 5 matches, while Hardik scored 52 runs in 6 matches. Although Suryakumar Yadav of Mumbai is in the middle order. When Rohit and the rest of the middle order batsmen do not play, Suryakumar’s bat runs. He scored 173 runs at a strike rate of 144.2.
Low order: Even Krunal Pandya has not been able to show any miracle so far. He scored just 100 runs in 7 matches. With that, he took just 3 wickets, but Kieran Pollard is back in his form. Wreaking havoc with both bat and ball.
Bowler: Rahul Chahar’s confidence will be much higher due to his selection in the T20 World Cup squad. Batsmen have to stay away from them in such situations. He is doing a great job for Mumbai. So far, Mumbai have taken a maximum of 11 wickets in matches. Where his best performance was 4 for 27. In addition to them, Jaspreet Bumrah and Trent Bolt are proving to be more dangerous in the UAE.
Mumbai Indians squad
Batsmen: Aditya Tare, Anmolpreet Singh, Chris Lin, Ishan Kisan, Quinton de Kock, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Sourav Tiwary
All-rounders: Anukul Roy, Arjun Tendulkar, Hardik Pandya, James Neesham, Jayant Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Marco Jenson and Yudhabir Charak
Bowlers: Adam Milne, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jaspreet Bumrah, Mohsin Khan, Nathan Coulter-Neil, Piyush Chawla, Rahul Chahar, Trent Bolt
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