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IPL 2022: Mahela Jayawardene hinted at a few changes following the eighth loss of the team

Mahela Jayawardene hints at a few changes

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Mumbai Indians coach Mahela Jayawardene hints at a few changes following repeated failures of the celebrity batting line-up. He is particularly concerned about the star opener Ishan Kishan’s precipitous decline in form. Champions for the fifth time in a row The Mumbai Indians have lost their first eight games in the Indian Premier League, including their match against the Lucknow Super Giants on Sunday night.

“That’s a good question. When questioned about possible changes in the batting line-up going ahead in the competition, Jayawardene replied, “I need to analyze this and have a conversation with the rest of the coaches as well and make some preparations.”

“Batting has been an issue for us, particularly on excellent wickets when we have performed poorly.” This is a senior group that is familiar with the situation and has performed in the past. We must continue to press forward, and if necessary, we will make the necessary reforms.

“There have been a few modifications (till now), but not many. We wanted to maintain constant batting order. “Clearly, there are worries because we have not been consistent whether we are batting first or chasing totals down,” the Sri Lankan icon added. In addition, Jayawardene plans a meeting with Ishan Kishan, whose form has been deteriorating following two fifties in the first two games.

“He has battled a little, but we have allowed him to play his natural game.” He stated, “I haven’t spoken to him yet today, but I will have a discussion with him shortly.” At the IPL auction earlier this year, Mumbai paid Rs 15.25 crore to reclaim Kishan.

Players like Daniel Sams have not much for the team this year. With the bat, he’s been unsuccessful, scoring only seven runs in three games. Sams has also given up 169 runs at an average economy rate of 11.27 in the 15 overs he has bowled thus far in the competition.

Jasprit Bumrah, a pace bowler, is battling to get wickets. The Indian bowler was outstanding in the UAE for the previous two seasons, but he appears to have lost his knack for getting wickets this season.

On the contrary, players like Rohit Sharma and Tilak Varma, a young batsman, tried to drive the run chase with a courageous 38-run knock but lacked teammates at the other end. But seems like fate did not have it for the Mumbai team this season. 5 times IPL trophy winner Mumbai Indians have shocked the fans with back-to-back bad performances.

This performance has brought the team to the tenth position. The future for MI does not seem very bright. They might climb up in the points table but their chances to stand in the ground during playoffs seem like a distant dream this season.

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