Nehal Wadhera and Suryakumar Yadav were incapable of effectively rotating the strike. RP Singh examines Mumbai’s setback to Lucknow.

While pursuing 178 runs at Ekana Stadium against the Lucknow Super Giants in the ongoing IPL 2023, the five-time champion Mumbai Indians got off to a fantastic start. MI were looking for their eighth win of the season when Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan put together a 90-run partnership, but their batting disintegrated and they lost the match by five runs.

Former India international RP Singh noted in his analysis of MI’s performance in the match that their middle order batsmen’ inability to maintain momentum was one of the reasons for their defeat. The 37-year-old also noted that Nehal Wadhera and Suryakuamr Yadav did not rotate effectively, and thus, the pressure continued to develop, which contributed to MI’s loss.

“If we discuss their batting, we must mention Ishan Kishan’s wicket. They should not have lost consecutive batsmen and should have formed a small partnership. The burden increased after Ishan Kishan’s departure. I also believe Nehal Wadhera and Suryakumar Yadav failed to rotate the strike effectively. Nehal wound up playing a large number of dot balls, while Suryakumar Yadav was forced to stand at the runner’s end for some time. “He probably didn’t like it, and it was likely one of the reasons for the loss,” Singh said on JioCinema.

Mohsin Khan deviated from the norm with his bowling: RP Singh
Mohsin Khan bowled superbly and allowed only five runs in the final over as LSG won a nail-biter. RP Singh, praising the LSG fast bowler’s exemplary bowling, noted that the LSG fast bowler attempted some unconventional strategies during the match, which worked to his advantage.

“Mohsin Khan used unconventional bowling techniques. He bowled a length ball, a short good-length delivery, and then a yorker with a more effective strategy. He knew which batters the yorker would be effective against. Cameron Green is a legitimate batter whose bat speed varies slightly. For Mohsin Khan, brief or adequate length worked well. Sometimes, you must demonstrate your abilities. Nothing can be predetermined. Certain situations require you to rely on your intuition,” RP Singh explained.

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