IPL 2017: Parthiv Patel wants Mumbai Indians to forget last night with RPS and move on!
Mumbai Indians (MI) had a formatted team pattern for the major part of the league stage. That’s until the team management decided to rest six key players for their final league game against the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), and disrupt a set combination.
MI went back partly to their successful format for the Qualifier 1 against Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS), but couldn’t replicate the success when it mattered the most.
Out of the six that were benched for the KKR game, two did not play on Tuesday (Harbhajan Singh and Nitish Rana), two had a decent outing (Lasith Malinga and Parthiv Patel), while two had a forgettable day (Mitchell McClenaghan and Jasprit Bumrah).
It’s the final duo that has played a big role in MI’s high-flying victories in the league stage, picking up wickets as well as choking runs at the death.
Against RPS, McClenaghan and Bumrah had only one wicket to show for between themselves and were prime characters in turning the match on its head by giving away 26 and 15 runs, respectively, in the RPS innings’ final couple of overs.
Not taking the field in almost a week could’ve played its part in the pacers’ rusty show, for it was surely an …read more