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Mumbai Indians, the most successful team in IPL history, have been out of the 15th season. Rohit Sharma & Co.’s game is over after Chennai Super Kings’ loss to Bangalore
2013, 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2020 are the years when Mumbai Indians waved their victory flag in the IPL. Under the leadership of Rohit Sharma, this team became the team that won the IPL the most five times. But this year the box of Mumbai Indians became a goal. In IPL 2022, this team lost its first 8 matches. This is the worst performance by any team in IPL history. Mumbai Indians got their first victory in the 9th match but by then it was too late. Mumbai Indians were officially out of IPL 2022 with the defeat of Chennai Super Kings against Bangalore on Wednesday.
Now the question is how the five-time champion Mumbai Indians got to see such a big failure. Well, the team keeps on losing, but the way Mumbai Indians have performed this season, perhaps no one expected it. By the way, the big thing is that the defeat of this season is a matter of great concern for Mumbai Indians because it can cause heavy damage to them in the coming season as well. Let us tell you those 5 mistakes of Mumbai Indians which they will have to rectify, otherwise it will remain a dream to see this team become champions in the coming times.
The first reason for the defeat of Mumbai Indians
Mumbai Indians retained four players ahead of IPL 2022 auction. The team retained Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Kieron Pollard and Suryakumar. It was the misfortune of Mumbai that out of the 4 players on whom he reposed faith, three did not work. Till the time of writing the news, Rohit Sharma scored 155 runs at an average of 17.22. Pollard scored 125 runs at an average of 15.62. Bumrah has taken only 5 wickets in 9 matches. It is clear that Mumbai has suffered its loss.
Another reason for Mumbai Indians’ defeat
The second reason for the defeat of Mumbai Indians was their weak bowling. In the last season, the team had excellent bowlers like Trent Boult, Rahul Chahar but this time this team did not have any other impressive bowler other than Jasprit Bumrah. Basil Thampi, Jaydev Unadkat failed miserably. Left-arm fast bowlers Daniel Sams and Timal Mills also failed. Murugan Ashwin definitely did well but failed to make an impact. Overall, Mumbai’s bowling was weak and this became the reason for their failure.
The third reason for the defeat of Mumbai Indians
The big reason for the defeat of Mumbai Indians was also his strategy. Tim did not trust a player like Tim David and dropped him after just 2 matches. He sat on the bench for 6 matches and when he got a chance again, this player won the team. Kieron Pollard was not in color but despite this he was being fed match on match. If Rohit Sharma was not running in the opening, then his position could have been lowered but the management did not bother to do so.
Fourth reason for Mumbai Indians’ defeat
Ishan Kishan was bought by Mumbai Indians for a whopping price of 15.25 crores. Mumbai Indians put a lot of money on this player and even Ishan himself could not bear the pressure. Ishan has scored only 225 runs at an average of 28.12 which is not a good performance for an opener. If Ishan got the start, he could not convert the score into big runs.
Fifth reason for Mumbai Indians’ defeat
Suryakumar Yadav’s injury left a deep wound for Mumbai Indians. Suryakumar Yadav did not play the first two matches due to injury. Had this player been available from the very first match, then perhaps Mumbai Indians could have won and could still keep it in the title race. Suryakumar Yadav has given the best performance for Mumbai Indians this season. Suryakumar Yadav has scored 290 runs in 7 matches and his average is around 50.