IPL 2021: the undefeated with 34 balls 87 of Kieron Pollard led the Indians of Mumbai to victory against CSK.© BCCI / IPL
The 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will see defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) take on a lowly SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) in Delhi on May 4. are struggling with just one win in seven games and are placed at the bottom of the table. MI’s resurgence can only be attributed to a few players, as the whole squad stood up when it mattered most.
However, few players in their ranks have emerged as the pillars of their success who have helped them stabilize their ships while entering the league’s crucial mid-stage this season.
Here are some of the major Indian players in Mumbai (MI):
The West Indians proved once again why he was so highly rated in the T20 format by crushing 87 brilliant runs on just 34 balls to shape another historic victory for MI over Chennai Super Kings (CSK).
In addition to his exploits with the bat, Pollard also contributed with major wickets from Faf du Plessis and Suresh Raina earlier in the game to shake up the CSK’s First Order. That kind of full display, combined with his sense of leadership, makes him one of the key members of the squad and a player to watch against SRH.
The MI skipper did his best when we took the CSK bowlers to the cleaners with his effortless stroke play at the start of a massive chase. His quick and smart start with Quinton De Kock on the power play helped MI gain the much-needed confidence he lacked early in the season.
With 250 runs in her kitty in seven games, Sharma has yet to score a big score in IPL 2021, but that can surely change given the small size of Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi and the struggling SRH bowling roster. .
Quinton de Kock
Coming from a formidable 2020 IPL season where the South African has scored over 500 runs, De Kock has found his slowness so far with 155 runs in six games. However, the wicket keeper batsman has already played just a few top-of-the-range shots with skipper Sharma that helped MI regain his lost winning streak.
With serious contributions from behind the stumps thanks to his nimble outfit, De Kock remains a serious threat to the opposition. His quick feet against the spinners also act as an incentive due to SRH’s reliance on spinner Rashid Khan.
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