Thampi also has only three wickets in the game and all three came against Delhi Capitals. In his previous game, he bowled at an economy of 7.3 and conceded 29 runs in his spell, which included one maiden over.
Bumrah, as usual, will be a vivacious part of the team. But the concerning part is that he has only three wickets from four games, and all three came in the first game that they played. He has gone wicket-less in the previous three encounters and will have to focus on picking wickets.
Unadkat made his way into the team during their recent encounter against RCB, and went on to pick his first wicket of this season. He can provide the important wickets in the final overs, and break the partnerships in making.
Murugan Ashwin has been bowling economically since the past few games. He’s a genuine wicket-tacker, but his propensity to concede runs can prove to be a costly deal for MI, if not taken care of.
West Indies all-rounder Fabian Allen can help Pollard in the game, at the lower middle-order with his power-hitting skills. The Caribbean players are known for their skills with the bat and the ball, and Allen can stand up to that.
Kieron Pollard smashed a five-ball 22 in the game against KKR to take his team to a defendable total. He played his duty as the finisher that he’s known for, and proved why he was retained by the side.
Tim David is likely to return to the side, and replace the South African youngster Dewald Brevis. The Singaporean cricketer became the first player from his country to play the IPL. He’s a power-hitter and likes to play the finisher’s role in the game.
Tilak Varma’s performance has been promising in the game. He has played some vital knocks for his team in times of need. He was run out in the last game and had to walk back without even opening his account, but once set, he can lead the game from the front.
Suryakumar Yadav had a good outing in the previous encounter against the Royal Challengers Bangalore as he scored a 37-ball 68* to take his team to a par score. His innings included five fours and six maximums coming off his bat, and he will continue to play a crucial role for his side.
Sharma’s experience and Ishan’s skills are a deadly combination that will help Mumbai in starting the game on a high note. While the former handles the added pressure, the latter will have to act responsibly in the game.
The power-pack duo of skipper Rohit Sharma and wicketkeeper batter Ishan Kishan will continue to lead the top order. The two have been proven successful in putting up a good score in the powerplay, and even beyond.