Suryakumar Yadav has scored back-to-back fifties since his comeback into the Mumbai Indians in IPL 2022. He scored 52 in a losing cause against KKR followed by an unbeaten 68 against RCB which ended being another half-century in a losing cause. SKY scored 43 off 30 balls against Punjab Kings which was not enough in the end in a chase of 199.
Mumbai Indians have lost all their five games so far in the season and Suryakumar Yadav while addressing the press conference ahead of their next game against Lucknow Super Giants has asked fans to be a bit more patient with the side. He said that the side is in a rebuilding mode and in the next three to four years will produce world-class players.
“As you have seen, it is a fresh auction and we are building this team for the next three-four years, coming a few years down the line, you will see some great players coming out from this team,” Surya said at the virtual pre-match press conference.
He further said that the team is not pressing the panic button just yet. Mumbai Indians now need to win eight out of their last nine games to give themselves a chance of making it to the playoffs.
Everyone Is Trying Their Best To Win: Suryakumar Yadav
“We are playing some good cricket from game one and there is no situation like panicking for a team like MI. We have been following good processes in the past few years and we are just sticking to it. If we just keep doing it, we will eventually get our first win and we just have to keep working hard towards our goal together, which we are doing in practice sessions, and that is about it,” he added.
Their bowling attack in the absence of Trent Boult has looked weak. The entire pressure to deliver wickets is on Jasprit Bumrah’s shoulders with none of the other bowlers taking wickets regularly. They also do not have Jofra Archer available and can only play for them in 2023. All these reasons have added up to Mumbai’s lackluster season so far.
“Everyone is trying their best, no one actually gets out like that, I mean it is all about a few games and the way they are playing, the way they have been putting hard work in the practice sessions, I am sure it is going to come on,” said Surya to conclude on his team’s preparations ahead of their next game against LSG.