Defending champions Mumbai Indians is not having the time that they are known for in the ongoing IPL 2021 in UAE. The middle-order is not performing up to their potential and in fact no batsman other than skipper Rohit Sharma has been consistent throughout the UAE leg.
The current position of the Men in Blue does not look good in the points table as they stand at the 7th position with 10 points.
The bowling coach of the Mumbai Indians, Shane Bond has said that the Mumbai side is still in the hope for a seat in the playoffs.
Bond also opined that the Mumbai Indians have not played at their best in the second leg of the IPL in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
“We are playing okay, we know that we are playing nowhere near our best, but we are still in the competition. We’ll see what happens. We only had five wins, but if we can get two wins under our belt and a few results go our way,” said Shane Bond after the match between Delhi Capitals and Mumbai Indians.
“We thought if we got a score around 145 it would probably be a winning total which probably proved to be right. Look, the bowlers gave ourselves an opportunity to win the game, but I think Delhi played well in the middle, they took some chances and we knew that it was going to get tougher.
He (Suryakumar Yadav) just played how he normally plays. He’s hitting the ball beautifully in training. He was getting that fluency and looked like the way he played last season. it’s just unfortunate that he’s getting out,” concluded Shane Bond.
Mumbai’s current situation and their fortune depends on their as well as KKR and Punjab Kings’s results in their upcoming matches.