IPL 2019: Three tactics we can see from Mumbai Indians
The 12th season of the IPL is less than seven days away and all the fans are getting ready to witness some high-quality T20 cricket this summer. This season is a great opportunity for the youngsters to take the center stage as many of the overseas stars might be missing or leave early due to national duties. It’s the quality of the Indian talent that might decide the champion of this season.
Talking about Indian talent, Mumbai Indians is never short on that. MI has found out some of the great talents in India in the form of Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah and Krunal Pandya. Mayank Markande is the new name in the list. MI has all the resources, it’s just a question whether they can deliver as a team. History is with the Mumbai Indians as they have won in 2013, 2015 and 2017. Will the trend continue for the fourth time? Mumbai fans will be hoping so.
Mumbai has a really good captain in Rohit Sharma. He reads the game very well and believes in being ahead of the game. In the six seasons which he has captained he has always surprised the opposition with some new tactics. So let’s have a look at three surprising tactics which Mumbai could use this season.
#3 Open the batting with Ishan Kishan
Ishan Kishan batted in the middle order for the Mumbai Indians last year. He has opened the batting previously in the IPL but didn’t do it for MI last year. Mumbai already has three proper openers in Rohit Sharma, Evin Lewis, and Quinton de Kock to open the innings. It can’t be forgotten that Suryakumar Yadav was brilliant last year while opening the innings.
So if it is looked at logically, there is no way that MI would open with Kishan considering the fact that there is already a problem of plenty. But you don’t know what’s going on in Rohit's mind.
The young wicket-keeper from Jharkhand had a great time while opening the batting in the Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy as he smashed two centuries in the tournament. His terrific form might tempt the team management and Rohit to ask him to open the innings.