The Mumbai Indians’ IPL 2022 marketing campaign has turned out to be disastrous as far as they’ve misplaced all their first 4 matches with the current one being a seven-wicket defeat towards the Royals Challengers Bangalore on the Maharashtra Cricket Affiliation Stadium in Pune on April 9. The Mumbai bowlers didn’t defend 151 runs which RCB comfortably chased down by the penultimate over.
As MI didn’t open their account, the franchise’s Director of Cricket Operations Zaheer Khan has mentioned that the five-time champions didn’t maintain the momentum and that’s why they’ve discovered themselves on the receiving finish to this point. Giving additional clarification on the identical, he additionally mentioned that the workforce might want to give attention to the positives on this season to this point going ahead.
Give attention to the positives: Zaheer Khan
“Principally, you’ve acquired to shut these moments within the recreation the place the momentum is shifting and as a workforce, we haven’t been ready to try this. So, that’s one thing we now have to give attention to, give attention to the positives and no matter issues have been working for us. Preserve engaged on that, hold constructing on that as a result of it’s an extended season so we now have to maintain issues tight, hold issues collectively”, mentioned Zaheer Khan whereas talking in a video uploaded by Iplt20.com.
“Like I mentioned, there are nonetheless 11 league matches to go, so we’ve acquired to get on a roll. We’ve seen on this match that groups get on a shedding roll or the successful momentum and people back-to-back wins are one thing which we are going to to see. It’s only a matter of a primary win. At occasions, you get tight as nicely, you begin doubting yourselves in conditions the place the stress is highest”, he added.
Whereas the Mumbai Indians have been outplayed by RCB within the final recreation, they’d momentum with them within the three video games previous to that. They went right down to DC of their season opener by 4 wickets regardless of working by the Capitals’ top-order earlier than the middle-order duo of Axar Patel and Lalit Yadav stole the present. MI misplaced the plot throughout their stiff run chase towards Rajasthan Royals and went down by 23 runs.
The Rohit Sharma-led facet have been then blown away by Pat Cummins’ whirlwind knock throughout their encounter towards the Kolkata Knight Riders the place his blockbuster 15-ball 56* helped KKR recover from the road with 4 overs to spare.