Young wicket-keeper batsman Ishan Kishan grabbed the headlines with his 99 runs knock against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the IPL 2020. The knock was special as it helped Mumbai Indians take the match to the Super Over and he missed out his place to Saurabh Tiwary in the initial matches.
Mumbai Indians have quite a few experienced talents in their ranks who have proved their prowess in the shortest format of the game. Ishan Kishan has worked closely with Kieron Pollard to learn how to put pressure on the bowlers.
Have learnt how to keep players confused about what’s your next move: Ishan Kishan
“I have been working with them for the last three years and I know how they plan the game. It’s just not only about power (but also) how they take the game to last over or how they put pressure on the bowlers,” said Kishan.
“And at the same time how they rotate strike. So this is something I am learning from them. How to keep players confused (about) what’s your next move. It’s not just that you go there and start hitting,” he added.
Pollard has been a valuable player for Mumbai Indians in the IPL. He has played over 150 matches for Mumbai Indians and continues to serve them at the best of his ability. Kieron Pollard is a boon in the shortest format of the game as he can slog in the middle-order and also pick up wickets.
Pollard was adjudged the man-of-the-match in Mumbai Indians’ comfortable win over KXIP on Thursday. He scored 47 runs off 20 deliveries and forged a key partnership with Hardik Pandya which helped Mumbai Indians to reach 191/4 in the stipulated 20 overs. His knock also included four big sixes.
By the virtue of the victory, Mumbai Indians have brought their tournament back on track, and currently on top of the table with one extra match played. The Mumbai franchise have been the most successful in the IPL with four titles to his name.