Vivo IPL 2021: Defending champions Mumbai Indians’ coach Mahela Jayawardene, along with Australian cricketer Chris Lynn and kiwi all-rounder James Neesham, have landed in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Saturday for the upcoming matches of the Vivo IPL 2021.
The franchise is amongst the first few teams to have their base set up in the middle east and begin further preparations for the remainder of the season. The social media handles of the franchise informed the development on Saturday as the three members of the squad arrived.
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All the three, Mahela Jayawardene, James Neesham and Chris Lynn, were the part of recently finished The Hundred. Neesham and Chris Lynn played for Welsh Fire and Northern Superchargers respectively while Mumbai Indians (MI) head coach Mahela Jayawardene was the coach of Southern Brave.
The Southern Brave lifted the coveted trophy of the inaugural season of the Hundred defeating Birmingham Phoenix in the final.
Mumbai Indians’ cricketer Chris Lynn and James Neesham lands in the UAE
First half of Mumbai Indians (MI):
Mumbai Indians (MI) had a mixed IPL season in the first half where the franchise went on the win four and lost three in the seven matches they played. However, the overall performance of the team is deemed to be brilliant by the pundits as Mumbai played most of its games on the rank turners in Chennai where it was tough for the batter to go after bowlers.
Rohit Sharma and Co. are placed fourth in the points table of the Vivo IPL 2021 and the team has a clear chance to make it to the playoffs this time as well. It is noteworthy that if Mumbai Indians (MI) manages to win the Vivo IPL 2021, the franchise will ink the history by winning three IPL titles in consecutive years. Moreover, it will be Mumbai’s sixth IPL title. The next best is with Chennai Super Kings (CSK), which has three under its name.
The group will look to begin the winning run as they head out in Dubai to lock horns against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the opener on 19th September.