MI Batting Coach Pollard Confirms No Rest for Bumrah Yet
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In a Monday showdown, MI triumphed over Sunrisers Hyderabad by seven wickets, with Suryakumar Yadav's splendid unbeaten 102 guiding the team to chase down a target of 174 with 16 balls to spare.
IPL 2024: Suryakumar Yadav's Stellar Century Leads Mumbai Indians to Victory Over Sunrisers Hyderabad
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The century was Suryakumar's first of the season and the first since December 2023, after he had recovered from an injury and undergone a sports hernia surgery. Mumbai Indians faced a mountainous challenge of chasing down a moderate total on a pitch that favored the bowlers to some extent. After a shaky start of 31/3, with skipper Hardik Pandya and Piyush Chawla wreaking havoc with three wickets each, Mumbai Indians' innings seemed to be on the brink of a familiar collapse, much like the one experienced last week against Kolkata Knight Riders.
There are numerous questions that require time to respond to: Hartdik
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“It’s tough to pinpoint just one thing right now. It’s clear we struggled to build innings partnerships and consistently lost wickets. However, our bowlers performed admirably under the circumstances,” Pandya remarked post-match.
Yashasvi Jaiswal's Mature Batting Display and Cricketing Prowess Earn Praise from Lara
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Jaiswal, known for his lofty standards, ended his dry spell in the IPL with a remarkable century, propelling Rajasthan Royals to a convincing nine-wicket victory over Mumbai Indians. Lara commended Jaiswal's approach, emphasizing his focus on playing authentic cricketing shots while patiently waiting for the right deliveries to capitalize on.
Brave Ashutosh Sharma's Explosive 61 Fails to Overcome Mumbai Indians, Who Secure Victory by Nine Runs
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The match witnessed a roller-coaster of events, with Punjab initially struggling at 17/4 in pursuit of Mumbai's total of 193. However, Ashutosh's aggressive innings, coupled with Shashank Singh's brisk 41 off 25 balls, brought Punjab back into contention. Unfortunately for Punjab, Ashutosh's departure in the 18th over tilted the game back in Mumbai's favor.
'Bumrah aside, MI bowling lacked depth of quality and consistency': Aaron Finch's Perspective on IPL 2024
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During MI's recent match against arch-rivals Chennai Super Kings, their bowling unit faced a tough time. Despite utilizing seven different bowling options, players like Akash Madhwal, skipper Hardik Pandya, and Romario Shepherd struggled, conceding runs at an economy rate of over 12.
MI's Bowling Depth Under Scrutiny: Insights from Lara
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Reflecting on Mumbai's performance, Lara emphasized the team's reliance on Bumrah, stating, "Beyond Jasprit Bumrah, there is no one to actually support them in that bowling attack, and the CSK batters took them apart." Lara's observation underscores the significance of a well-rounded bowling unit in the fiercely competitive IPL arena.
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