The Mumbai Indians (MI) have had a tumultuous start to the IPL 2021 season. The five-time winners have a reputation for being sluggish to get going, but they’ve performed admirably in the first half of the IPL 2021. They’ve won four of their first seven games and are now in the fourth position in the standings with eight points.
The Mumbai side isn’t renowned for changing their lineup much. And, with their top players available for the last leg of the IPL 2021, they are well-positioned to succeed.
The second leg of the Indian Premier League 2021 will begin on September 19 in the United Arab Emirates. The competition was previously halted on May 4 when participants tested positive for COVID-19. The match between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings will kick off the league’s second phase.
In the first leg of Mumbai Indians’ IPL 2021 campaign, Rahul Chahar was by far the most outstanding bowler. He has 11 wickets at an economy rate of 7.21 this season, making him their leading wicket-taker. Chahar also had a chance to shine during India’s recent visit to Sri Lanka, when he took four wickets in two T20Is with an economy rate of only 5.25. In the lone ODI he played on the tour, he took three wickets. Chahar will seek to make his impact in IPL 2021 and give the Indian selectors something to ponder about, with a spot in the Indian team for the next T20 World Cup in the UAE up for grabs.
Mumbai Indians’ bowling attack is led by Jasprit Bumrah. In the first leg of the competition, Bumrah battled with his terrible form. However, given his talent, he might pose a serious threat to the opponent. He collected 27 wickets in 15 matches in the IPL 2020, including 4 for 14 in a match against the Delhi Capitals. Last season, the 27-year-old bowler took the second most wickets. Bumrah has a history of turning defeat into triumph for the Mumbai Indians. In the second phase of the IPL 2021, which will be held in Dubai, Jasprit Bumrah can once again do miracles.
Ishan Kishan, a young wicketkeeper-batsman, has been a standout performer for the Mumbai Indians throughout the years. While batting at any position, the 23-year-old batsman has led the side to victory on several occasions. In the second phase of the IPL 2021, he may be a match-winner for MI. Which will begin on September 19 in Dubai. In the first phase, Ishan was unable to accomplish anything noteworthy, but the UAE circumstances may suit him. In IPL 2020, the left-handed batsman scored 516 runs at an average of 57.33 and a strike rate of 145.76 in 14 matches. At the same time, he has 1284 runs at an average of 27.31 and a strike rate of 131.96 in 56 IPL matches.
4.Quinton de Kock
Quinton de Kock’s IPL 2021 campaign got off to a shaky start, with scores of 2, 40, 2, and 3 in his first four games. Before the competition was stopped due to a COVID-19 outbreak, he rediscovered his stride and scored an undefeated 70 and 38 in his following two games. However, the South African wicketkeeper-batsman averaged 31 with a strike rate of 117.42, which is out of character for him. Since then, he has reverted to his previous state. He has 302 runs at an average of 43.14 and a strike rate of 144.49 in seven consecutive T20I matches. In The Hundred, he was again in good form, scoring 202 runs in eight innings for the Southern Brave.
Suryakumar Yadav has played an important role for the Mumbai Indians in recent years. In 108 IPL appearances, he has scored 2197 runs at an average of 29.69 and a strike rate of 135.28. The middle-order batsman has wowed everyone with his broad range of strokes and ability to change the pace of the game at any time. Suryakumar Yadav scored 480 runs at an average of 40 in the IPL last year, when it was hosted in the UAE and was a vital part of Mumbai Indians’ winning effort. Suryakumar Yadav has 173 runs and a fifty in the IPL 2021 thus far. In the UAE portion of the tournament, he will be motivated to do better.