It has been one of the crucial lopsided contests within the Indian Premier League. But, apart from planning to proceed its domination over Kolkata Knight Riders, with a 22-6 head-to-head file in its favour, the Mumbai Indians camp could be fretting over the provision of two of its key members — captain Rohit Sharma and all-rounder Hardik Pandya.
Neither the stand-in skipper Kieron Pollard nor head coach Mahela Jayawardene spelt out what sort of “niggles” had been the 2 carrying.
Boult stays guarded
Trent Boult, the left-arm pacer, continued the development by remaining guarded concerning the duo’s damage.
“They are both recovering very well. In terms of their selection for the next game, I’m not too sure what’s going on there. But day by day, they are improving,” Boult stated on Thursday.
“They are obviously two vital players in the XI for Mumbai. And we are desperate to get them back.”
KKR, in the meantime, could be wanting ahead to take care of its momentum after rolling over Royal Challengers Bangalore. Should the KKR bowling unit repeat its heroics in opposition to an under-pressure MI batting line-up, it could possibly hope for a uncommon victory in opposition to the five-time champion.