After dropping to Royal Challengers Bangalore within the Super Over, Mumbai Indians will tackle Kings XI Punjab of their subsequent contest on Thursday. The largest stress level for MI would be the type of KXIP captain KL Rahul. The wicketkeeper-batsman has been in super contact, has already scored a ton and a fifty on this season. Rahul is the present bearer of the Orange Cap (on the time of scripting this piece), and MI may have a tricky process in entrance of them to get his wicket as shortly as attainable. (IPL 2020 Full Coverage)
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In a media interplay, MI bowling coach Shane Bond mentioned that he has already deliberate a gathering together with his bowlers to debate the plan to get Rahul’s wicket early within the game.
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“KL Rahul has got runs against us in the last few games and he is a brilliant player. We are having our bowlers’ meeting this afternoon, in terms of our planning for our opponents who are playing well. KL is a dynamic player, who scores all around the field,” the previous Kiwi pacer mentioned.
“We also know that he (Rahul) takes his time generally through the middle overs, so that’s perhaps an opportunity to create some pressure on him and the batsmen around him.
“We will have specific ideas about how we can get him out. In the end, we can’t allow him (Rahul) to score in the areas he is very, very strong. He scores well over extra-cover, picks up over fine-leg.
“We have got a quality bowling unit, we just have to put pressure on them. Mind you, the two key batters for Kings XI Punjab played brilliantly so far.
“If we can create some pressure and get those boys out early, and put some little bit more pressure on that middle-order early, we can restrict them to a score, stop them from scoring (big) runs,” Bond mentioned.
KXIP additionally misplaced their earlier encounter in opposition to Rajasthan Royals, regardless of placing 224 runs on the board. KXIP’s largest fear going into their game will likely be their bowling unit, and Mumbai Indians will look to take advantage of the similar. “We are reasonably confident with our batting line-up. They have put up good runs on the board so far and we are a tough batting order to stop. We have played on this ground twice and so we sort of know what to expect with the conditions, so that should help us a bit,” Bond signed off.
(With PTI inputs)