IPL 2022: 5 Strategical mistakes by Mumbai Indians this season
MI have lost all their five games so far.
Mumbai Indians have lost all five matches this season and it has been a horrific beginning for the five-time champions who are known for their slow starts. A formidable all-round side over the years, MI has looked like a pale shadow of itself in the ongoing edition.
They will need several things to fall in place if they are to arrest the slide and restore their campaign. Apart from their batters’ inability to go big, the below-par performance by the bowlers has made things hard for them. The road to redemption looks difficult. They are placed last on the points table. But, skipper Rohit Sharma would be eager to turn the tables around, not just for the team but for himself, too.
Here are 5 Strategical mistakes made by Mumbai Indians
1- Going for Jofra Archer
Based purely on a leap of faith, Mumbai Indians paid a whopping INR 8 crores for Jofra Archer despite his unavailability this season due to an elbow injury. This was done only in hopes of him forming an intimidating partnership with Jasprit Bumrah.
However, it is well known that Archer is a match-winning bowler. He can turn the tables of any match single-handedly with his fearsome bowling. But due to his injury, he won’t be able to take part in this season. MI can’t have his injury replacement either as they took a gamble on him despite knowing of his injury in advance.
In place of Archer, MI could have gone with any other top-class bowlers that were available as it would have given their bowling a huge boost. Lacking a second potent striking bowler besides Bumrah is taking a toll on their bowling line-up.