The Mumbai Indians (MI) are expected to dominate the second leg of the IPL 2021, according to Aakash Chopra. He did point out, however, that there is one issue that they must address.
With four victories in seven games and a Net Run Rate of +0.062, the reigning champions sit fourth in the standings. In a video posted on Aakash Chopra’s YouTube channel, he stated that the Mumbai Indians are sluggish to get going and that this has to change.
Aakash Chopra on Mumbai Indians
“The Mumbai Indians are at No.4 at the moment, that spot does not suit them. They have just the one problem, that they start a new tournament slowly, they will have to change that,” Chopra said.
However, the former India cricketer said that the Mumbai Indians appear to have covered all areas and can even get by without using their entire quota of foreign players in the starting XI. Chopra also predicts that the Mumbai Indians would win the Indian Premier League’s UAE leg.
“But then they pick up. If they want, this is the team that does not require to play four overseas players. Everything looks absolutely hunky-dory when we talk about the Mumbai franchise,” he added.
In their Indian lineup, the Mumbai Indians have a lot of depth. Six of their players have been selected for the Indian T20 World Cup team. He mentioned the Mumbai Indians’ arsenal, which includes great Indian players like Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah.
“They are actually like one of the best teams, perhaps the best T20 team on the planet if we talk about franchise cricket. They will just start steamrolling the opposition. Rohit Sharma – the kind of form that the guy is in. He is going to be the captain. Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Rahul Chahar – they are all in the World Cup team. They have Jasprit Bumrah, Krunal Pandya and Hardik Pandya,” he concluded.