Former Indian batter Aakash Chopra reckons that the Mumbai Indians (MI) lack depth of their decrease order. Mumbai received off to a formidable begin of their first IPL 2022 conflict towards the Delhi Capitals (DC). Nevertheless, as a result of an absence of firepower ultimately overs, they did not put up a match-winning rating.
Having gone right down to Delhi by 4 wickets, Mumbai will tackle the Rajasthan Royals (RR) on the DY Stadium in Navi Mumbai within the first sport of Saturday’s double header.
Talking forward of the match, Chopra stated on his YouTube channel that the five-time champions must discover a option to strengthen their lower-order batting. He opined:
“The depth within the decrease order is just not there. Mumbai are being compelled to play Daniel Sams as a result of they need these further runs with the bat, however he went for 57 runs, so that they want to attract a tremendous line. Additionally, it’s not that they’re lacking anybody, like among the different groups within the competitors. So, they should do one thing completely different.”
Whereas Sams went for 57 in his 4 overs towards Delhi, Mumbai additionally suffered as a result of Jasprit Bumrah had a uncommon off-day. The tempo spearhead was hammered for 43 in 3.2 overs as Delhi chased down 178 in 18.2 overs.
“MI’s bowling is trying 50-50” – Aakash Chopra
Whereas stating that Mumbai’s decrease order is just not the identical with out the likes of Krunal and Hardik Pandya, Chopra added that there’s nonetheless first rate expertise within the batting. He reckoned that the larger downside was within the bowling.
The 44-year-old noticed:
“Batting remains to be not such an issue for Mumbai. Tilak Varma impressed rather a lot within the final sport. Rohit Sharma was sensible, Ishan Kishan was sensible. Kieron Pollard and Tim David are anticipated to attain runs, so there may be some expertise within the batting.”
Shifting focus to the bowling division, he opined:
“I feel Riley Meredith ought to change Daniel Sams. Basil Thampi had performed effectively within the earlier sport so I gained’t actually take into consideration Jaydev Unadkat. They will win on the energy of their batting, however MI’s bowling is trying 50-50.”
Other than Bumrah and Sams, the remainder of the bowling assault did moderately effectively towards Delhi. Thampi claimed three for 35, Murugan Ashwin stood out with two for 14 from his 4 overs whereas Tymal Mills registered figures of 1 for 26 in three overs.