The Mumbai Indians have lost their record 6th consecutive match in the IPL 2022 season. This makes it one of the worst starts for an IPL team in the history of the league. The Mumbai side is a group of champions that knows how to rise from the ashes but how will they manage to deal with this problem is a big question. So, what is going wrong for the Mumbai Indians? Where are they faltering? Here’s a look:
Lack of Fire Power from Experienced Pros is Troubling Mumbai in IPL 2022:
The tried and tested commodities such as Rohit Sharma, Kieron Pollard, and their big-ticket buy, Ishan Kishan has failed to fire. Ishan had a good start to the tournament but since then has looked off-color. Even Jasprit Bumrah looked off-color in the initial few games. The starting 3 games didn’t feature Suryakumar Yadav and that cost them a lot. These are all well-established players, especially Pollard and Rohit. They can even be picked in the “All-Time XI” of the IPL. The price-tag pressure is also doing no wonders to Ishan.
Lack of Stability in the Team:
At times, Tilak Varma is batting at number 3, at times Anmolpreet is batting at number 3. A few games later, Dewald Brevis is batting at number 3. While your best batter Surya is walking in at number 5. The bowling unit looks very vulnerable. Except for Murugan Ashwin and Jasprit Bumrah, every other pacer is a concern. Tymal Mills is leaking runs faster than a flowing river. Daniel Sams and his confidence were both shattered by Pat Cummins. Tilak Varma is being under-used as a bowler. Pollard at times gives you 3 overs and at times doesn’t bowl at all. Basil Thampi is also not at his prime. There was one such game where Mumbai fielded only 2 foreign players. Riley Meredith is yet to get a game.
Bowling Unit is Over-Reliant on Jasprit Bumrah in IPL 2022:
Jasprit Bumrah is a magician. But a magician certainly requires a few co-stars as well to make an amazing show. The Bumrah-Boult duo was supreme in the IPL 2021 season. But since then it has only been downwards for the Mumbai team. Tymal Mills is not in the best form, nor is Daniel Sams. The problem with Mills is that he is very predictable. The batters can read his mind and play him accordingly. Murugan Ashwin also leaks runs. He has the habit of bowling a random short-delivery. Mayank Markande could be given a chance. Basil Thampi and Jaydev Unadkat are all decent but the fire-power required to win the games is missing.
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