Articles by Devdutt Kshirsagar
May 22, 2018
IPL 2018: Rohit Sharma's inconsistent form, last-over losses hurt Mumbai Indians' title defence hopesIf there was one game which Mumbai Indians had no business losing was the home fixture against Sunrisers Hyderabad. To not being able to chase down 119 was nothing but a shambolic performance.
May 14, 2018
IPL 2018: Mumbai Indians' misfiring middle-order leaves team in tight spot as playoff hopes fadeCourtesy this crushing Mumbai received from Rajasthan Royals, now they would have to win their remaining fixtures and hope the other results to go their way. And they only have themselves their middle order to blame for this predicament.
May 10, 2018
IPL 2018: Ishan Kishan's return to form is a result of Mumbai Indians' culture of trusting youngstersIn a competition like IPL, where chances are rare and the pressure is extremely high, Mumbai have time and again showed trust in the players like Ishan Kishan, and that surely is one of the reasons why they are the most successful IPL sides ever.
May 05, 2018
IPL 2018: How Jasprit Bumrah set up a six-wicket victory for Mumbai Indians against Kings XI PunjabSuryakumar, a batsman, was adjudged the Man of the Match. But Mumbai would know Jasprit Bumrah won them this match.
May 02, 2018
IPL 2018: From Mitchell McClenaghan's poor last over to Kieron Pollard's brain fade, turning points in MI's loss against RCBAfter making no significant contribution for six consecutive matches, Pollard was dropped for the Chennai Super Kings fixture. An injury to Evin Lewis allowed him another chance but he didn't cash in on the opportunity.
Apr 29, 2018
IPL 2018: Rohit Sharma's calmness under pressure reason behind Mumbai Indians' win over Chennai Super KingsThe circumstances were tailor-made. Mixing caution with aggression, Mumbai Indian captain Rohit Sharma kickstarted his innings typically. He consumed a few dots before taking the attack to Shane Watson in the 14th over
Apr 25, 2018
IPL 2018: Mumbai Indians have dug themselves a hole after five losses; chances of 2015 season repeat negligibleIt's always difficult to define such performances but Mumbai Indians head coach Mahela Jayawardene summed it up in five words in the post-match presser, "We didn't use our heads."
Apr 23, 2018
IPL 2018: Over-reliance on skipper Rohit Sharma, Kieron Pollard's poor run continue to hurt Mumbai IndiansMumbai Indians' only win of the season came when Rohit top-scored. This reliability is hurting them.
Apr 18, 2018
IPL 2018: Mumbai Indians find blueprint for middle overs in Mayank Markande and Krunal PandyaMumbai have found a blueprint in the middle overs and Rohit Sharma now has to ensure that they follow it in the rest of the season.
Apr 15, 2018
IPL 2018: Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma should change safety-first approach to end losing streakMumbai's tendency of putting safety first is not helping Mumbai's cause at all. They have the ammunition to go all out and now that their season has started with a three-match losing streak, they should certainly look to change this approach.