New Delhi. Mumbai Indians have won the IPL title for the most number of times. But the team has not been able to start well in IPL 2021. The team has been able to win only 4 matches out of the first 10. In the points table, the team is at number 7 with 8 points. The team is facing Punjab Kings in its 11th match. In the match, Mumbai won the toss and decided to bowl. The team has made 2 changes for the match. Ishan Kishan has been dropped.
After winning the toss, Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma said that it was a difficult decision to change the team. We have made some mistakes. Now we want to return. But after Ishaan Kishan’s exit, now questions are being raised on him. He has got a place in Team India for the T20 World Cup. According to media reports, BCCI can make changes in the T20 World Cup team. So has the team’s faith in Kishan been shaken?
Kishan failed in the current season
Ishan Kishan could not perform well in the three matches played in UAE before this match. Ishan could only score 34 runs in 3 innings with 11, 14 and 9 runs respectively. In the current IPL season, he could score only 107 runs in 8 matches for Mumbai at an average of 13. His biggest score was 28 runs. The strike rate was also only 87. In the last season, he scored a lot in UAE. He scored 516 runs in 14 matches at an average of 57. Had scored 4 half-centuries. The strike rate was 146. Questions are also being raised on the performance of another Mumbai batsman Suryakumar Yadav.
The playing-11 of both the teams is like this
Mumbai Indians Playing XI– Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult.
Punjab Kings Playing XI– KL Rahul, Mandeep Singh, Chris Gayle, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Harpreet Brar, Nathan Ellis, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh