MI lost to RCB on Sunday with 54 runs and was pushed down to 7th place on the point table.
Former Indian cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar thought that Mumbai Indians should abandon the left and right batting combination strategy for the time being in order to make a comeback at the 2021 IPL. The team, led by Rohit Sharma, lost three consecutive games in the UAE leg of the T20 tournament on Sunday, pushing them to seventh place on the points table.
On September 26, five-time champions lost to the Royal Challengers Bangalore in 54 runs at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Manjrekar said opponents always have tricks to counter the left-right combination. Similarly, Challenger used Glenn Maxwell, who picked up two wickets, and Yuzu Bendra Chahar I relied on the wrong jar for left-handed people.
Then Hershall Patel’s hat-trick blew them away. According to Manjrekar, the lack of form in Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan and Krnal Pandya has hit the Mumbai-based franchise hard. He also sought promotion of Keelon Polard in batting order.
Maybe someone like Polard will appear, says Sanjay Manjrekar.
“This is a very unique scenario where the three major players Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, and to some extent Krunal Pandya look really off-color. Therefore, they want to dump the left and right combination. You might think, “Manjrekar told ESPNcricinfo.
“What happened today was that the middle stage was always left-handed as part of the left-right combo tactics, allowing Maxwell to bowl four overs. The left-handed man was there on the leg. I was waiting for the spinner to work and make his life difficult, “he said.
“But Chahar threw a googly to get rid of Qishan, so Reggie has another delivery that makes it tough for left-handers. At this point, ask MI to send a batter with confidence. It doesn’t make sense to send a pressured Chahar. Maybe someone like Polard will come in and MI can abandon the left and right combos for at least a couple of games. ” Manjrekar added.
To make a comeback with the IPL in progress, MI will then lock the horn led by Punjab Kings. KL Rahul, Tuesday, September 28th, at Shake Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.