The 5th league match of the IPL series starts today in Chennai. Mumbai Indians and Kolkata will clash in this.
Mumbai Indians clash with Bangalore in the first match of this year’s IPL series. Mumbai lost the last ball of the match. Mumbai Indians’ batting was strong but they were bowled out for 159 by Mumbai Indians bowlers.
The Mumbai team was particularly critical with only 5 bowlers. All-rounder Hardik Pandya was also not given a chance to bowl from the team. Perhaps the question arises as to whether the outcome of the match would have changed if he had bowled the last over. However, the Mumbai team management explained that Hardik Pandya bowling was not in full fitness.
In today’s match, Rohit Sharma seems to have stepped in to fix the bowling problem. The Mumbai Indians have released a video of Rohit Sharma training as a bowler during training. Though it is seen as a game, it has also seriously raised the question among the fans whether Rohit Sharma will be a part time bowler when the team needs him.
The Mumbai Indians, who lost their first match as usual, are waiting for the second game to pick up pace. Similarly, the unbeaten Kolkata team, which beat Hyderabad in the first match, will be looking forward to maintaining that momentum. The two teams have met 27 times so far, with the Mumbai Indians winning 21 times. Thus, Mumbai is expected to dominate today’s match.