Mumbai Indians’ will be putting their title on defence when IPL 2020 kicks start on September 19. The defending champions will begin the IPL 2020 against arch-rivals Chennai Super Kings (CSK). While playing without crowd will be a first for both the sides, New Zealand fast bowler Mitchell McClenaghan is confident about his team.
McClenaghan feels that there is communication in the team and they can adapt quickly. He said that everyone is easy to talk and even captain Rohit Sharma responds to everyone and easy going. Additionally, the Kiwi bowler said that he can give tips to the players on how to play in the empty stadium.
“Yeah, I agree. I think you talk about communication and adapting quickly and that’s always been our strength. Easy to talk to, skipper talks to everyone, management talk to everyone, so that’s not going to be an issue with us, we will adapt very quickly I am sure,” McClenaghan said in a conversation with Rohit Sharma for MITV.
“That is normal for me, being in New Zealand. We don’t get anyone to come for domestic cricket. So I will be able to share a few tips on that, playing in front of 10 people.”
“We play really well away from home and that’s when the crowd is against us. We have always found a way of banding together when things aren’t in our favour. And that’s what the atmosphere is going to be this time.”
“We will be sweet, we have got a very stable squad for the last six years. We know what makes each other tick, so I think we will be fine,” he added.
Mumbai Indians have been the most successful team in IPL history. They have clinched the IPL title four times under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma. CSK are the second most successful team with three titles to their name.
McClenaghan has featured in 56 IPL matches and picked up 71 wickets for the side. He has been a regular for the Mumbai franchise.