Defending champions Mumbai Indians are expected to start the second half of this Kovid-19 affected season with the tried and tested Playing XI. Taking CSK, it finished second in the points table with 10 points, while MI was 4th with 8 points. The big advantage to the most successful IPL franchise is the stage-change. Last year, when the IPL was played in the UPA this time, MI had more head and shoulders than the opponent. Virtually every member of MI’s core team has become a game-changer.
Here are the 11 who made the most balanced MI in the IPL. (CSK Playing XI)
Openers: Rohit Sharma (captain) and Quinton de Cock (wk)
While Sharma is a revelation in the England Test series, De Cock has been impressive in Sri Lanka recently.
Middle order: Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kiran Pollard
This powerful battery is simple in the order they come to the crease and can withstand any situation – it is necessary to increase the starting wickets or tempo.
No reason was lost with such a lineup at a team.
Bowlers: Rahul Chahar, Adam Milne, Jaspreet Bumra, Trent Boult
The combination of Boult and Milne’s Kiwi can move the new ball with speed, allowing MI captain Luxury to keep Bumra in the innings and after death. Leg-spinner Rahul Chahar impressed with his skill and nature whenever he threw the ball.
Notable Errors: All-rounders James Neesham and Nathan Coulter-Nile have no place in the playing XI.