Mumbai and Punjab had contrasting starts to the tournament. Yet they fight for playoff berth at this juncture. Mumbai’s journey had been no different to their usual journey
First they lose as many as they could. But they somehow manage to sneak into play offs. Mumbai Indian do better when they are put knife on the neck. So Mumbai are team which plays their best when they are in need to.
Can Kings XI come back on track?
Kings lost their momentum completely. Its shame to get bowled out for 88 on track like Mohali, where in excess if 200 scored by two teams in the previous game played on the same venue. What’s more demoralising is their performance came against worst bowling attack in IPL, Royal challengers Bangalore. RCB kept the name of the track by chasing the total wicket less.
KL is second to Rishabh pant in top scorers list. But he is unable get any support from rest of the batsmen
Their middle order is the worst of all in the tournament. One wonder why Aaron Finch is team despite awful performances. Moreover when David Miller In dugout. May be they should consider playing Yuvraj Singh. Their win percentage is higher when he is in the team. He might be their lucky charm.
Can Mumbai keep their hope alive?
Mumbai had a bad game in their last match. They have not lost RR but one man Jos Butler. Mumbai never had a bad start in the tournament. Their opening combination is the most consistent .But their middle order fails at times. They failed to convert in to big score after given blazing start by Ewin Lewis and Surya Kumar Yadav.
Expect huge score and being chased down.
Chris Gayle to score fifty.
Andrew Tye to pick up two or more wickets.