Who gets the credit for MI win in IPL 2019? The Mumbai Indians have shown the cricketing fraternity that they are indeed the undisputed rulers of the Indian Premier League. Showing perseverance, determination, grit and valour, the now four-time champions did not give up till the end.
Fighting back from a situation where nothing was working their way, the side scripted an incredible comeback, turning the match around of its head with some incisive performers that reaffirmed their status as the best in the business. They deserve all the laurels, without a doubt, the most complete unit in the 2019 edition of the league.
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Tentaran pours further down into the Indians reason for this compelling and maverick showing and take a look at all the patrons who came together to build the foundation of an unprecedented title-winning form for the side.
Who gets the credit for MI win in IPL 2019 – Top-Order
The entire top-order for the Indians stepped up and made it count at all the crucial stages in the tournament. Despite Rohit not enduing the season, his side would have envisioned from him, he still managed to score 405 runs that came in handy for his unit. And to follow up, fellow opener Quinton de Kock, Elvin Lewis and Suryakumar Yadav emerged to become the fulcrums of their side.
With 512 runs for Suryakumar and 382 for Elvin in 2018, much was expected from the two from the Indians and they didn’t disappoint. Putting forward his bid for a role in the Indian side, Suryakumar with 424 came up with big innings for his side in crunch encounters. His 71 against CSK in qualifier and 46 against KKR in the last group stage match were innings that took guided Mumbai to the much-needed momentum ahead of the pivotal concluding encounter.
Alongside him, without a doubt their best batsman for the season was opener Quinton de Kock. His performances become ever so noteworthy given how Rohit failed to light up the league. With 529 runs, Quinton finished third in the list of highest run-getters, becoming a batsman who kept coming up with the runs for Mumbai when needed.
More so what was to marvel at was the maverick way he played out his innings. He took on any bowler inside the powerplay to propel the Indians to colossal totals inside the field restrictions. Be it his 69 against SRH, 81 against the Royals or even his 29 in 17 balls in the crunch final against CSK, Quinton kept delivering adding immense value to his wicket every time he stepped out.
Who gets the credit for MI win in IPL 2019 – Jasprit Bumrah
He’s reached the pinnacle of the cricketing fraternity in recent times owing to the mammoth versatility he’s amassed and Jasprit Bumrah showed why he deserves all the laurels. In a pace battery where the Indians lost Jason Behrendorff to national duty, Mitchell McClenaghan was an abject showing and Malinga was way too inconsistent, Bumrah stood up and took charge.
He time and time again became the spearhead of the Indians attack, scintillating with some stupendous pace bowling that besmirched batsmen. His on the money line and length, ominous pace and deadly Yorkers along with massive deviation saw him send down some real rippers. What was the most impressive aspect of his performances though was his ability to contain runs in the death overs that too under extreme pressure situations.
His super over performance against SRH, 8 runs in the last two overs against CSK and 2-19 against KKR are just some of a long list of illustrious showings for him. He ended with 19 wickets, more than willing to show flexibility as he banked on the shorter pitched in delivery and the stinging incoming swinger rather than his smashing Yorkers to leave batsman cramped from the room.
And it was only right for him in the end to become the pivotal reason for the Indians success in the final with a 2-14 man of the match performance.
“Very happy,” Bumrah said. “We know finals can be close, so wanted to stay calm. Winning the fourth title for Mumbai makes me very happy. Today I was surprisingly very calm. Wasn’t panicking, just focusing on the next ball. Doesn’t help taking extra pressure, instead, I back my skills.”
Who gets the credit for MI win in IPL 2019
A seamless blend of experience and gifted young players
Traditionally known to maintain their identity every season and go in with the same set of dependable players, the Indians’ didn’t revert from type for IPL 2019 as well. They had one of the least exciting auction windows, with Lasith Malinga being their most notable buy of the window.
However, it was this exact game plan that laid down the foundation of Mumbai’s success this season. Experienced players like captain Rohit Sharma, Kieron Pollard, Lasith Malinga and Jasprit Bumrah provided the much-needed astounding astuteness to the side, helping create semblance when things were out an about for the side. These players were dependable as ever, flawless with their displays across the 16 matches to craft out Mumbai’s sojourn to the prestigious title.
And adding to the balance where the young players in Suryakumar Yadav and Rahul Chahar. The mainstays of Mumbai’s squad this season, the young crop of players brought to the side an unknown entity, something that caught other sides unaware. They were persistent with their exquisite showings, stepping up whenever asked to, to do pristine justice to their skill set.