By the time they registered their fourth win, over the Chennai Super Kings, the team was settling in its groove with almost all players making significant contributions. Courtesy of a blinder from Kieron Pollard, helping Mumbai Indians win an epic chase against CSK, the defending champions were in top form winning two consecutive matches.
But now, with the remainder of the IPL 2021 to be conducted in the UAE in September-October, the 5-time winners stand a chance of missing some players.
Here are the 3 Mumbai Indians (MI) Players Who Might Miss The UAE Leg Of The IPL 2021:
Considering that New Zealand are scheduled to play Pakistan around about the same time as the IPL, Trent Boult is likely to miss out on the second phase of the season. It would be a big blow to the Mumbai Indians if the pacer is not available.
Boult wreaked havoc last season with the new ball in the UAE, and was one of the key contributors to their title win, with a Player of the Match performance in the final. This season he has made marked improvements in his death bowling as well – out of his total 8 wickets in 7 matches, 6 have come at the death, and the other two in the powerplay.
Although Indians does have Nathan Coulter Nile, Dhawal Kulkarni and Marco Jansen, who featured in a couple of games, none of them brings in the attributes and quality of Boult.