IPL 2018: One-wicket loss to Chennai Super Kings still hurts, says Mumbai Indians batting coach Robin Singh

Mumbai Indians coach Robin Singh says the one-wicket defeat to Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League opener still rankles, considering they had CSK on the mat.

PTI, April 22, 2018

Jaipur: Mumbai Indians batting coach Robin Singh says the one-wicket defeat to Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League opener still rankles, considering they had the returning outfit on the mat.

In their last outing, MI broke a sequence of three successive losses with a big win over Royal Challengers Bangalore. Singh said he did not read much into those early reverses.

Mahela Jayawardene coach of the Mumbai Indians and Robin Singh batting coach of the Mumbai Indians during match nine of the Vivo Indian Premier League 2018 (IPL 2018) between the Mumbai Indians and the Delhi Daredevils held at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on the 14th April 2018. Photo by: Vipin Pawar / IPL/ SPORTZPICS

Robin Singh said Mumbai Indian's loss to Chennai Super Kings still hurts. Sportzpics

"It is not a matter of concern because we were on the course of winning three matches consecutively. The one-wicket defeat against Chennai Super Kings still pinches because we had them on the mat.

"We feel we went for edges but they never flew, can't say what went wrong. We got the act together and don't want to look back but forward. We are looking at the remaining matches and keen to give our hundred percent," said Singh.

When asked about wicketkeeper-batsman Ishan Kishan's injury, Singh said that he has recovered.

"He is a fine, energetic cricketer and recovered from the blow. He would be joining the practice session," said the former India cricketer.

Talking about their good record against Rajasthan Royals, Mumbai Indians' opponents tomorrow, Singh said that past records don't matter.

"Bygones are bygones and it can just give you confidence but we would do what we want to do. They are coming from back-to-back losses and the one against CSK was a humiliating one. We will make them know that they are coming from back-to-back losses."

Regarding skipper Rohit Sharma batting in the middle order instead of opening the innings, Singh said that it gives balance to the side.

"Rohit Sharma is a tremendous opener but him batting in the middle gives us great balance. We do not need an explosive batsman at every slot, we also need to give stability to the batting order.

Updated Date: Apr 22, 2018

T20 LEAGUE POINTS TABLE

Pos. Team P W L D Pts.
1
Hyderabad
14 9 5 0 18
2
Chennai
14 9 5 0 18
3
Kolkata
14 8 6 0 16
4
Rajasthan
14 7 7 0 14
5
Mumbai
14 6 8 0 12
6
Bangalore
14 6 8 0 12
7
Punjab
14 6 8 0 12
8
Delhi
14 5 9 0 10




Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3499 125
2 South Africa 3589 112
3 Australia 3499 106
4 New Zealand 2354 102
5 England 3511 98
6 Sri Lanka 2914 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5257 125
2 India 5492 122
3 South Africa 3842 113
4 New Zealand 4602 112
5 Australia 3327 104
6 Pakistan 3279 102
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 2990 130
2 Australia 1894 126
3 India 3932 123
4 New Zealand 2542 116
5 England 1951 115
6 South Africa 2058 114