The wicket of the IPL-13 matches being played in the UAE is forcing the captains to change their pre-match planning. As the tournament progresses towards its end, the captains are going with the fast bowlers, who are getting wickets in the beginning rather than in the middle and end overs.
Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli changed his strategy during the match played against Kolkata Knight Riders on 12 October, immediately after Chris Morris’ first over and he replaced freshman bowler Mohammad Siraj in place of off-spinner Washington Sundar. was.
Pollard also changed strategy
After this, on Friday, Mumbai Indians captain Kieron Pollard did the same against Chennai Super Kings. In the first over in the match against Chennai, Trent Boult was getting swing in the first over and Pollard then gave Jasprit Bumrah the bowling instead of bringing the spinner.
The bowling, bowling brilliantly against Chennai, took four wickets for 18 runs in four overs. Apart from the bowls, Bumrah took two wickets for 25 runs and dismissed Chennai’s five wickets for 24 runs in the first six overs powerplay.
“We did not want to use Jasprit Bumrah in the beginning,” Pollard said at a post-match press conference. But after Trent Boult took the wicket in the beginning and got a swing, we decided to bowl with Bumrah and it was for us Worked. Ambati Rayudu has batted well against us for the last few years. But both bowlers bowled well for us. “
Let us know that Mumbai Indians, Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore are the three teams that have almost decided to reach the play-offs. KKR, Kings XI Punjab and Sunrisers Hyderabad are witnessing a tough competition for the fourth position.
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It is important for both Hyderabad and Punjab to win, the losing team will be out in the play-off race