Captain Rohit Sharma’s form
The biggest reason for Mumbai Indians’ defeat is the performance of Captain Rohit Sharma. Hitman’s bat ran in the first match, but after that it was constantly silent. In the first match, Rohit played an innings of 41 runs in 32 balls against Delhi. Since then Rohit’s bat could not do anything special. In the last match against Lucknow, he scored 39 runs but he failed to convert it into a big score. Rohit has scored only 153 runs in 8 matches so far. During this, not a single half-century came out of his bat. He could not even open an account against CSK.
Performance of Opener Ishan Kishan
By making the highest bid in the Mega Auction, Mumbai Indians had Ishan Kishan in their court. MI had spent Rs 15 crore 25 lakh on Ishaan. But his performance has not been at all according to his price. Kishan, who scored 81 runs in 48 balls in the first match against Delhi and 54 runs in the second match, looked pale after that. He has scored 199 runs in 8 matches so far. He also could not open the account against CSK.
Bumrah’s bowling edge reduced
Jasprit Bumrah, the life of Mumbai Indians’ bowling, is not seen in his rhythm this season. He has taken only 5 wickets in his name in 8 matches so far. Bumrah has bowled 30.2 overs this season and conceded 229 runs at an average of around 8. In many matches, the batsmen have targeted this Mumbai fast bowler.
Pollard is unable to finish
Failing to get off to a good start, Mumbai Indians have not got enough support from the middle order either. Apart from Suryakumar Yadav and Tilak Verma, none of the MI batsmen could play a big innings. At the same time, Kieron Pollard, who played the role of finisher for the team, has also not looked as aggressive this season for which he is known. He has scored 115 runs in 8 matches so far. His highest score so far this season is 25.
Lack of death over bowlers
Mumbai Indians released Trend Boult before the start of the tournament. After this, even in the mega auction, the team did not bet on any big bowler. As a result, Mumbai is facing a shortage of death over bowlers in the tournament. They don’t even have a bowler to replace Bumrah. Jaydev Unadkat has also taken only 6 wickets so far.