Preview CL: Mumbai Indians
Probably, the favorites for the Champions League T20, Mumbai Indians are a serious contender and sure semi-finalists. The presence of Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo strengthens the team. The team is placed along with Royal Challengers, Guyana, South Australia and Highveld Lions. They were the finalists of the Indian Premier League 2010 and just missed the cup. They were the most consistent team in the whole IPL.
ROAD TO CL
Even though having a strong team on Paper, the Mumbai team dissapointed all in first two seasons of IPL. But, in the third Season they were the most consistent team in there. Unfortunately, they couldn’t make it to be the Winners. Heavily relied upon Tendulkar’s performance, the Team roared into the Semis. Not only Tendulkar, even Ambati Rayudu, S Tiwary and others too had major contributions. There was not to been full gear approach for Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo even though their presence made it great. Infact, Mumbai didn’t get many matches for Pollard to finish it for them. The bowling attack was too good for the team. Zaheer Khan, Lasith Malinga and Harbhajan Singh- The most known Bowling names in the Subcontinent. The all rounding strength too was good with Pollard, Bravo and McLaren.
It looks a easy group for the Mumbai team as they are placed along with Royal Challengers and Highveld Lions who are the biggest contenders in this group along with Guyana- a weak team and South Australian Red Backs who are weakened without the presence of Kieron Pollard and Shahid Afridi.
The first match for them, the first match of the Tournament on 10th September, against the Highveld Lions. The Indian bowling duo- Harbhajan and Zaheer should fire and batting too. It is hoped that they will easily be a finalist. Lets see!
Posted on August 31, 2010, in Mumbai Indians and tagged Aditya Tare, Ali Murtuza, Ambati Rayudu, Bangalore, Champions League, CL, CLT20, Dhawal Kulkarni, Dwayne Bravo, harbhajan singh, IPL, Jean Paul Duminy, kieron pollard, Lasith Malinga, Mumbai Indians, Rajagopal Sathish, Red Backs, Ryan McLaren, Saurabh Tiwary, shahid afridi, Shikhar Dhawan, SR Tendulkar (Captain), zaheer khan. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.