Jaydev Unadkat needs to get into the bowling attack. He can provide the important wickets in the final overs, and break the partnerships in making. He has represented multiple franchises at the IPL and will bring in a lot of experience in his bowling.
Tymal Mills has been somewhat good with the ball. He picked up three wickets against Rajasthan Royals, followed by two wickets against KKR. But apart from bagging wickets, he will have to work more on his bowling, allowing no batter to make runs off his deliveries.
Bumrah remains to be an integral part of the team. He hasn’t been successful in picking wickets this season. Things might fall in place if he regains his form back, and starts getting those crucial wickets in the game.
Murugan Ashwin’s first game was a solid confidence booster for him. But in his recent encounter, he conceded 25 runs off just three overs but managed to pick two wickets. He’ll have to be more consistent with the ball, not giving away many runs.
The West Indies all-rounder player Fabian Allen can help Pollard in the game, at the lower middle-order with the power-hitting skills. The Caribbean players are known for their skills with the bat and the ball, and Allen will stand up to that.
Kieron Pollard smashed a 5-ball 22 in the previous game against KKR to take his team to a defendable total. He played his duty as the finisher that he’s known to be and proved why he was retained by the side.
Tilak Varma has been one of the finest findings by the Mumbai Indians this season of the IPL. The young chap has been performing consistently since the day he made his way into the MI camp and his sense of playing the important shots will help his team put up a big score.
Suryakumar Yadav made his return to the side after recovering from an injury and scored a 36-balls 52 against the Kolkata Knight Riders. He made his mark in his comeback game and will be able to handle the game in the middle in case the openers fail to do so.
Dewald Brevis was fantastic in his opening game. Though his term lasted only for 19 balls, but the boundaries that he hit in the game gave MI the hope that the boy could go long in the game. He took a blinder of a shot to send the ball over the fence against KKR.
Ishan Kishan has to be consistent, and not lose confidence after the three defeats. He has proved to be one of the most important players for the team and will have to lead the batting order by posting big runs in the initial overs, before handing the game over to the middle-order batters.
Rohit Sharma is under a lot of pressure right now. He has led the team to victory many times, but after the three losses, the frustration level would be high. He’ll have to maintain his calm in the game, and work on his batting a bit. He has scored only 13 runs in the previous two games, and will have to work on getting his form back.