After a lacklustre start to their season, the Mumbai Indians have gotten better and better. Chris Jordan and Akash Madhwal were given opportunities as a result of the injury to Jofra Archer and the absence of top pacer Jasprit Bumrah.
Madhwal matched Anil Kumble’s 2009 accomplishment with bowling stats of 5/5, the best in an IPL knockout match. The Titans and Mumbai Indians have each defeated the other once, with the Titans winning this match by a score of 55 runs and the Mumbai Indians avenging that loss by a score of 27 runs in Wankhede.
Let’s look at some of the reasons why Mumbai Indians will make it to the Finals
- Top Order’s Form: Mumbai Indian’s openers have been getting better and better after each match, Ishan Kishan is in terrific form as he has scored 366 runs in 12 matches with an average of 30.50 and a strike rate of 143.5.
On the other hand, Rohit Sharma suffered poor form at the start of the league, but he gained his form, and momentum by playing a critical role in a couple of matches, keeping his side on the top. He has scored 257 runs in 13 matches played.
2. Reliable Middle Order: Mumbai Indian’s reliable middle order makes it difficult for the opponents to keep the side out of the game, as Mumbai Indians have Tilak Verma, Suryakumar Yadav, and Tim David who can change the drift of the match anytime under their team’s favour.
The middle order of the side has clicked so far much better and has been a backbone to the team by consistently scoring runs when needed the most.
3. Death Over’s Bowling: Mumbai Indians have key death-over specialists in the form of Akash Madhwal, and Chris Jordan. Akash Madhwal’s dream run continues, as he has picked 13 wickets so far in the league. He was the star performer for the team in the eliminator match by picking 5 wickets for 5 runs against Lucknow Super Giants.
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