Last year champs are out of the IPL but to mention, they left in their old fashionable style giving a clear message what is coming up in 2022 IPL for other teams. Pushed to the brink, Mumbai Indians pout on a batting spectacle at Abu Dhabi on friday night. Their 42 run win proved ab effort in vain, though Ishan Kishan’s blitzkrieg( 84 runs including 4×11, 6×4). SuryaKumar Yadav’s splendid 82(4×13, 6×3) and Mumbai Indians 235/9, their highest in IPLwas not enough to stop them from exiting the tournament.
Kishan’s fastest 50in IPL was just a matter of 16 balls and the 80 run opening partnership with Rohit Sharma was just the beginning of Ishan’s pre Diwali fireworks. It was a baptism by fire for Manish Pandey, leading the Sunriser’s for the first time.
Mumbai are known for their star-studded line-up, and their campaign took a beating when a number of those stopped clicking. Quinton de Kock’s strike rate dipped under 105 in the last three games he played, Rohit produced two single-digit scores when they needed to win desperately, Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav clicked a little too late, and Hardik Pandya didn’t come to the party at all. To add to that, Trent Boult, the powerplay king of IPL 2020, went wicketless in powerplays five games in a row.
Mumabi is well know for their star studded line up but this year it was just not enough to sail the through to the Playoffs, though Jasprit Bumrah found some form in this IPL compared to last year picking up 18 wickets this edition.
This is a good sign for upcoming T20 world cup where the young guns and experienced lads have found the form just at the right time, hope this would help India to lift the T20 world cup for the 2nd time.