Mumbai Indians (MI) are the most successful franchise in the entire tenure of the Indian Premier League (IPL). With four titles, they are aiming to notch the fifth title. However, the former Indian cricketer, Sunil Gavaskar has pointed one of the weaknesses that can drown Rohit Sharma’s leading side.
He says that the side lacks professional spinners while the others have dominance in the regards. Pointing out another flaw, he has opened up about the middle over batting of the side. Gavaskar says that they will have to follow decisive strategies to decide who will be batting at number four and five.
Here is what could be Mumbai Indians’ weakness
“Yes, you can say that because they do not have experienced spinners that other sides have,” Sunil Gavaskar told Sports Tak.
“The other thing that can be a weakness is middle order. They will have to think who will bat at No.4 and No.5 position. If Quinton de Kock plays, then he will open with either Rohit Sharma or Suryakumar Yadav. Ishan Kishan might come in at No.4, he can also open the innings. Kieron Pollard can come in at No.5. Maybe Hardik Pandya can be promoted to No.4. But if that doesn’t happen then who will play at No.4?” added the prolific veteran batsman.
However, it is to be noted that the extravaganza is just two days away and the fans are counting hours.
SCHEDULE: HERE ARE THE DAYS, DATES, TIMINGS, AND VENUES OF MUMBAI INDIANS:
|Match day||Match number||Day||Date||IST||UAE||Venue||Home||Away|
|1||1||Saturday||19th Sep 2020||7:30 PM||6:00 PM||Abu Dhabi||Mumbai Indians||Chennai Super Kings|
|5||5||Wednesday||23th Sep 2020||7:30 PM||6:00 PM||Abu Dhabi||Kolkata Knight Riders||Mumbai Indians|
|10||10||Monday||28th Sep 2020||7:30 PM||6:00 PM||Dubai||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Mumbai Indians|
|13||13||Thursday||1st Oct 2020||7:30 PM||6:00 PM||Abu Dhabi||Kings XI Punjab||Mumbai Indians|
|16||17||Sunday||4th Oct 2020||3:30 PM||2:00 PM||Sharjah||Mumbai Indians||Sun Risers Hyderabad|
|18||20||Tuesday||6th Oct 2020||7:30 PM||6:00 PM||Abu Dhabi||Mumbai Indians||Rajasthan Royals|
|23||27||Sunday||11th Oct 2020||7:30 PM||6:00 PM||Abu Dhabi||Mumbai Indians||Delhi Capitals|
|28||32||Friday||16th Oct 2020||7:30 PM||6:00 PM||Abu Dhabi||Mumbai Indians||Kolkata Knight Riders|
|30||36||Sunday||18th October 2020||7:30 PM||6:00 PM||Dubai||Mumbai Indians||Kings XI Punjab|
|35||41||Friday||23rd Oct 2020||7:30 PM||6:00 PM||Sharjah||Chennai Super Kings||Mumbai Indians|
|37||45||Sunday||25th Oct 2020||7:30 PM||6:00 PM||Abu Dhabi||Rajasthan Royals||Mumbai Indians|
|40||48||Wednesday||28th Oct 2020||7:30 PM||6:00 PM||Abu Dhabi||Mumbai Indians||Royal Challengers Bangalore|
|43||51||Saturday||31st Oct 2020||3:30 PM||2:00 PM||Dubai||Delhi Capitals||Mumbai Indians|
|46||56||Tuesday||3rd Nov 2020||7:30 PM||6:00 PM||Sharjah||Sun Risers Hyderabad||Mumbai Indians|