Mumbai Indians lost their last match of the IPL 2020 as SRH thoroughly crushed them at Sharjah. It was a must-win game for SRH and they looked totally prepared for the test. Mumbai then again rested their two key bowlers.
Mumbai’s bowling looked very pathetic yet it was their batting which baffled them in the first innings. They had uplifting news before the game that their captain Rohit Sharma returned after a hamstring injury kept him out of the field for four matches.
In any case, their batting neglected to have an effect in this game and they could just set a target of 150 which was easily chased down by SRH. They will be heading for Qualifier 1, where they will confront DC. MI has a ton of things to gain from this uneven thrashing on Tuesday.
Here are the three mistakes MI made against SRH
1. Resting their significant players
MI had fixed its place in the top position of the IPL 2020 points table. As the game had no effect on their playoffs capability, the group picked to rest their vital players. The match was ideal to give some rest to quick bowlers Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult yet MI missed them during the game.
MI bowlers couldn’t even get a single wicket in this match and SRH won the match easily. Aside from losing the match, it can influence their performance in the playoffs too as winning is a propensity and this can cause them badly.
2. No big partnership in the middle overs
MI didn’t form a single long partnership all through their innings. It was only a few batsmen playing cameos. Likewise, their batsmen glanced in a rush and they did not have any plan to remain till the end and hit big shots.
In the event that one of the batsmen would have played a major knock, Kieron Pollard’s finishing abilities might have made SRH chase 170 plus and it could have been a different story then.
3. No purpose in the field from MI
Despite the fact that MI had nothing to lose from this game as they had already fixed the best position, they might have demonstrated better expectations on the field. While protecting a worse than average total, they never looked assaulting the field.
Their shoulders dropped pretty early and the group which had excused teams around 120 neglected to get a single wicket. Had they demonstrated a marginally better exertion, protecting 149 might have been conceivable.