‘Nehal Wadhera and Suryakumar Yadav were unable to rotate the strike well’ - RP Singh analyses Mumbai's loss against Lucknow
LSG on the match by five runs.
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Against Lucknow Super Giants in the ongoing IPL 2023, five-time champions Mumbai Indians got a brilliant start while chasing 178 runs in Ekana Stadium. Skipper Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan built a 90-run partnership as MI were eyeing their eighth win of the season but unfortunately, their batting collapsed, as the visiting team eventually lost the match by five runs.
Analysing MI’s performance in the match, former India international RP Singh mentioned that their middle order batters failed to keep going and that is one of the reasons behind their loss. The 37-year-old also added that Nehal Wadhera and Suryakuamr Yadav didn’t rotate well and thus, the pressure kept on building and that too played a part in MI’s defeat.
“If we talk about their batting, Ishan Kishan’s wicket. They shouldn’t have lost back-to-back wickets and they should have built a small partnership there. The pressure went up after Ishan Kishan went out. I also think that Nehal Wadhera and Suryakumar Yadav were unable to rotate the strike well. Nehal ended up playing a lot of dot balls and Suryakumar Yadav just had to stand on the runner’s end for a while. He probably didn’t like it and it probably was one of the reasons behind the loss,” Singh said while talking on JioCinema.
Mohsin Khan did some out-of-the-box things with his bowling: RP Singh
With only 10 runs to defend in the final over, Mohsin Khan bowled brilliantly and conceded only five runs as LSG went on to win a thriller. Talking about his impeccable bowling, RP Singh mentioned that the LSG pacer tried some out-of-the-box things in the match and it absolutely worked in his favour.
“Mohsin Khan did some out-of-the-box things with his bowling. He bowled a length ball, a short good-length ball, after that a yorker, bowling with a better plan. He knew against which batters the yorker would work well. Cameron Green is a proper batter and his bat speed is a little different. For him, short or good length worked well from Mohsin Khan. Sometimes, you have to back your skills. Everything cannot be planned. Certain things need to be dealt with your instincts in certain moments,” RP Singh added.