Dominic Cork praised the Mumbai Indians (MI) youngsters, especially batsman Suryakumar Yadav and spinner Rahul Chahar. While the former has been among runs throughout the season, spinner Rahul Chahar played the role of a game-changer on many occasions.
Mumbai Indians have made it to the Indian Premier League final for the sixth time and are just a win away from scripting history in their quest to claim 5th IPL title. The men in ‘Blue and Gold’ are on the verge of a record breaking 5th title victory as they will play against Delhi Capitals (DC) on Tuesday night in Dubai.
Dominic Cork : Mumbai Indians Have The Best Squad
Regarded as one of the heavyweights of the tournament, defending champions MI played some terrific cricket to make their way into the finals. MI’s teamwork was evident in every game they played this season as they won the maximum 9 matches in the league stage to top the points table.
Their strategies as well as game plan were spot on majority of occasions and they are ready to test their strength for one last time in final against Delhi Capitals who they had defeated in Qualifier 1.
Former England fast bowler Dominic Cork has been highly impressed with the principle around which the Mumbai Indians have built their team retaining and releasing players based on their backup options. Speaking on cricket talk show on Star Sports, he stated that MI have chalked out the best plan among all, to resource players.
“When you look at what they (Mumbai Indians) have done over a period of time now, that template that they bring in, that squad is the best and I think the way that they resource players, their analytics is the best as well, the way that they do all their head-to-heads,” said Dominic on Star Sports.
“I think they have got every single piece of the jigsaw sorted and when you look at their squad, they have the best squad, it’s simple. Because, say, if Trent Boult got injured, they have a left-armer to go straight in, in Mitch McClenaghan. So, every little piece of the jigsaw is good,” he added.
Dominic Cork has said that Mumbai Indians have the best squad among 8 franchises as they have backup options. Dominic Cork featured in 37 Tests and 32 ODIs where he picked 131 and 41 wickets respectively.
Among batsmen, both Ishan Kishan and Quinton De Kock have scored 483 runs each and are the leading run scorers for MI. In bowling, Jasprit Bumrah has 27 wickets and Trent Boult has 22 wickets and are the 2nd and 3rd respectively in leading wicket takers of this season.
Dominic Cork : Mumbai Indians Have Got Fantastic Young Players And Named 2 Of Them Who Will Definitely Play For India
The former English cricketer praised the young guns of Mumbai Indians, especially Suryakumar Yadav and Rahul Chahar. Suryakumar Yadav have amassed 461 runs in 15 games averaging 41.9 while Rahul Chahar has 15 scalps from as many matches averaging 28.86.
“Mumbai Indians have got some fantastic young players coming in – two I will name – Suryakumar Yadav and Rahul Chahar – two, that I think will play for India, definitely,” asserted Cork on the show.
While Mumbai Indians gear up for yet another finale win, Delhi Capitals will eye their maiden title win. Both teams locked horns in the Qualifier 1 which went in MI’s favor by beating Delhi by 57 runs. Whereas DC bounced back, winning the second qualifier against SRH to enter the final. Mumbai have won both league matches and 1st Qualifier against Delhi.