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IPL 2018: 3 tactical changes Mumbai Indians should do to change their fortunes

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Rohit Sharma has to make a few key decisions to turn things around for his team

Over the years, Mumbai Indians have produced some magical performances in the Indian Premier League, and have become one of the most consistent sides of the tournament.

However, their new squad has received anything but criticism thus far, and two consecutive defeats, against Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad, have added to the anger of their loyal fans.

But MI fans have seen their team rise from the ashes and make a comeback previously, and will hope that their team does it once more. They will face Delhi Daredevils on April 14 and can register their first victory of IPL 11 by tweaking their team a little.

#3 Playing three spinners

Rahul Chahar
Rahul Chahar

The 20-year-old spinner from Bathinda, Mayank Markande has done a brilliant job so far by picking up 7 wickets in two games and keeping his economy rate under 6 runs per over. The other spin alternative Krunal Pandya bowled just a couple of overs in the match against SRH and didn't even get a chance to bowl in the game against CSK.

Rohit Sharma's plan of a pace-heavy bowling attack hasn't worked, and it's time MI field three spinners in their team, two of them being specialists. Teams like CSK and KXIP have gone with three spinning options, and have reaped great rewards.

MI have a young leg-spin option in Rahul Chahar, whose T20 career economy rate is under 7 runs per over. Chahar was bought by MI for Rs 1.9 crores and should play in the match against DD.

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