Whether it is winning the most matches or the most titles – Rohit Sharma is the most successful captain of the IPL. Rohit has made Mumbai five times champion under his captaincy. He could not play four matches due to a hamstring injury but India’s regular vice-captain came into color at the right time in the limited-overs format. He scored 68 off 51 balls in the final against Delhi Capitals.
Coach and strategy
Rohit himself is very calm and as a coach he has Mahela Jayawardene who is also quite calm himself. From the auction process to the final of the tournament, Mahela was instrumental in the strategy. Trent Bolt, who was earlier a part of Delhi Capitals, traded him to his team and was a master stroke. Feeding Jayant Yadav in place of Rahul Chahar in the final was also a strategic decision, which worked.
It is said – It’s all about hitting in pairs – that is, bowling is the name of being an attacker from both ends. Has any pair of fast bowlers shown the bumrah and bolt power in this IPL? Probably not. It was impossible to play them on many occasions. The pair took a total of 52 wickets. If Bolt upset the opposition team in the powerplay, then Bumrah was a big threat to the front team at any stage. The way he bowled Shikhar Dhawan in the first qualifier on the Yorker will be remembered for a long time.
In these situations where swing was very difficult, the bolt made the ball swing a lot. The first ball of the final match against Delhi Capitals got the wicket of Marcus Stoinis. The mood of the match was decided from here.
Great top order
You can expect good form in IPL from Rohit Sharma but South Africa wicket-keeper batsman Quinton de Kock, after playing several quick innings, pushed the opposition team to the backfoot continuously. De Kock scored 503 runs in this league. His strike rate was 140.50 and averaged 35.92. Due to his form, the Mumbai team was able to maintain their left-right combination and took full advantage of Powerplay. At number three and four, the team was well supported by Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan. Yadav scored 480 runs at an average of 40 and a strike rate of 145, while Ishan Kishan contributed 516 runs at an average of 57.33 and a strike set of 145.76.
In batting terms, Mumbai Indians is the strongest team in IPL history. The team has Kairan Pollard and Pandya brothers (Hardik and Krunal). They bat strongly in the last five overs. They play big shots. Throughout this season, Pandya hit 25 sixes but played only as a batsman. Pollard hit 22 sixes.
The team kept many players with the team for years. The team is set up and a strong relationship has been formed between the players. Since the players have been playing with each other for a long time, they have become part of the family. Even before the final, the players were laughing at each other. Players leave their personal advantage and work together in the interest of the team. An example of this is also Suryakumar Yadav getting himself runout to save captain Rohit Sharma.