Michael Vaughan
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The 5-time IPL winner IPL Mumbai Indians (MI) are going to clash against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on 8th April (*Saturday). The two sides have a fascinating rivalry. Skipper Rohit Sharma would be keen on getting back to winning ways after a disappointing performance against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). Rohit Sharma perhaps needs to play an attacking brand of cricket.

It won’t be wrong to say that MI got a reality check where their batting line-up got exposed as well as their bowling unit against RCB. The star players like Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav & Cameron Green were dismissed cheaply as they were clueless against the pacers.

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Tilak Verma was the biggest positive for MI as he single-handedly took MI’s score to 171-7. Tilak Verma looked like a completely different batter on the track as he played a thunderstorm knock of 84 runs in 46 balls and he smashed 9 fours & 4 sixes.

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I was surprised that Jofra Archer bowled the fourth over – Michael Vaughan

Michael Vaughan was having an interaction with Cricbuzz as he spoke about Rohit Sharma’s captaincy. Michael Vaughan pointed out that it was tough for Jofra Archer to take wickets when the batters Virat Kohli & Faf du Plessis got set.

 “I was surprised that Jofra Archer bowled the fourth. When you’ve got a relatively small total, I’d have Jofra on from one of the first two overs. They need to get early wickets. You have to go for your trump card, and if that’s a pre-planned move that Jofra’s going to bowl four and six, there’s time in cricket and in T20 cricket when you’ve got to go against your pre-plan,” said Michael Vaughan.

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“I don’t think it was easy for him [Jofra Archer] to come because they were 30/0 when he got his fist over. They are both in, got their eyes in. It’s not an easy two overs to be bowling when you’ve got two outstanding players set. I think it’d have been better suited to bowling at the top and trying to knock one or two of them over,” he added.

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You have got real protection around you while playing international for the team- Michael Vaughan

Michael Vaughan stated that there is massive pressure in IPL on players. Michael Vaughan gave the example of Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) dashing batter Harry Brook who had a forgettable outing against Rajasthan Royals (RR).

“It’s a different pressure than what you have when you go back to play for your international team. Yes, there is pressure playing for your international team, but you’ve got real protection around you that you know you’re going to be playing a few games,” said Michael Vaughan.

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“Look at Harry Brook, playing for the first time in the IPL. He didn’t look like the player that he had been in an England jersey for the last six months. The IPL brings a different pressure,” he added.

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