The Mumbai Indians camp doesn’t want to read too much into Thursday’s close defeat to Royal Challengers Bangalore. Head coach John Wright said they are looking forward to today’s match against two-time Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Chennai Super Kings at the M Chidambaram Stadium here.
“Losing is not fun. But we are looking forward to the game against Chennai Super Kings on the morrow. We are focusing on ourselves. Winning is far more enjoyable. We are looking at a combination that would make us a winning outfit. We have very talented players. It’s a question of finding a combination,” Wright said on match eve.
The former India coach was impressed with new recruit Gujarat’s Jasprit Bumrah. “He has some pace and an interesting action. He offers a little bit of variation for us. He had an interesting start in front of a big crowd last night (Thursday),” said Wright.
However, the New Zealander is hoping for an exciting clash today. “I hope it will be a good match. The Super Kings are a settled unit and they would also enjoy home advantage,” he said. Meanwhile, Chennai coach Stephen Fleming felt Mike Hussey’s retirement from international cricket will work in their favour.
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> Kieron Pollard does not get enough balls to hit
> Mitchell Johnson fails to keep the ball in right areas
> Murali Vijay fails with the bat
> Dhoni fails to play a match-winning innings
> Skipper scores at a brisk rate
> Mitchell Johnson bowls miserly
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