After defeating Sunrisers Hyderabad by a rather comfortable margin of 57 runs, Mumbai Indians are the first team of the IPL 2020 to secure their place in the finals. With comprehensively overpowering batting and bowling performances, the men in blue made this game look completely one-sided.
After losing the toss, Rohit Sharma’s men were invited to bat by Shreyas Iyer. Even after losing the skipper on is first ball, they made the fullest use of the powerplay. It started with Quinton de Kock timing a couple of on-drives to perfection in the first over bowled by Daniel Sams.
Suryakumar Yadav who put away Nortje to the deep midwicket fence twice in two balls before lofting Ashwin over long off for a six. Delhi had bowled all their frontline bowlers in the powerplay, and none was spared. And with that Mumbai had put on 63 runs on the board which is their highest powerplay score of IPL 2020.
The late blows by Hardik Pandya and Ishan Kishan made sure that the chase was like a mountain to Delhi.
Outstanding bowling performance by Jasprit Bumrah made sure that the total was an impossible one to chase.
So, What makes Mumbai Indians the Best?
Mumbai Indians have come up as the stronger than ever in the IPL 2020. The reason behind the supremacy of this squad is that it is not dependent on a couple of players to win. If Rohit Sharma does not click, Quinton De Kock will. If Surya Kumar Yadav fails, Ishan Kishan has got your back. And, if Kieron Pollard is having a bad day, Hardik Pandya will make sure that the bowlers have a bad day too.
The same goes with the bowling line up, If Bumrah does not do really well (In very rare cases), Trent Boult will get wickets for Rohit Sharma. If the pacers are having a tough day, Krunal Pandya and Rahul Chahar will take up the responsibility.
The point is that they are keeping the very essence of the game alive. Cricket is a team sport and is won by a collective effort of a team.
If individual performances could win matches, KL Rahul’s Kings XI Punjab would be on the top of the table.