Trent Boult has played a key role in the Mumbai Indians' success.He took seven wickets in eight games at an economy of 8.46 in the first leg of IPL 2021 and he ripped the CSK top-order with the new ball recently.
Despite not being at his best, he was decent in the first phase of IPL 2021 and recently he scalped 2 wickets but not the economical best.
Continuing his top form from The Hundred where Adam Milne ended as the leading wicket-taker (12 in eight innings), he posed difficult questions with the new ball before ending with 2 wickets at an economy of 5.25 against CSK.
While Mumbai Indians might be prompted to include off-spinner Jayant Yadav due to a few left-handers in the Kolkata side, Rahul Chahar has done no wrong to be benched. Against CSK, he did not get success in terms of wickets, but he dried up the runs, giving just 22 in his quota.
Krunal had an outing with nothing rememberable too, managing just 4 with the bat, after leaking 27 in 2 overs with the ball. The misfiring all-rounder trio has been one of the major reasons behind Mumbai’s unimposing season thus far.
Kieron Pollard was where Mumbai’s hopes lied on September 19 after they lost wickets in heaps and got the chase derailed. However, Pollard was far from his best in the encounter, scoring just 15 off 14, while he bowled a wicketless two-over spell for 15 runs.
Saurabh Tiwary did manage to stay in the middle for much longer than any of his teammates, but his 50 off 40 did little to help his team’s cause in a 157-chase. Despite that, given he was the lone fighter for Mumbai on the day.
The performance trend of Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan did not change, with both of them getting dismissed cheaply against CSK. Kishan, who was dropped during the first leg owing to his decreasing returns, could not make his case strong either, having got 11 off 10.
During the entire first leg, Yadav made aggressive starts before throwing his wicket. The outing on September 19 was worse for he did not make even a start and walked back with 3 off 7.
Quinton de Kock partnered with Anmolpreet Singh, but neither of the two could manage to convert their start, with de Kock scoring a 12-ball 17.
Rohit Sharma is most likely to be back against the Knight Riders. In the tournament so far, that is to say, the Indian leg, Rohit top-scored for his team and, more crucially, scored runs at a venue – Chennai – where nearly each of his counterparts struggled.