IPL 2019, CSK vs MI: Condition-specific training behind Mumbai Indians' success, says off-spinner Jayant Yadav

Jayant Yadav, who returned with figures of 1/25 in MI's six-wicket win over Chennai Super Kings in the Qualifier 1 on Tuesday, said his team always went for tactical planning to various situations.

Press Trust of India, May 08, 2019 12:29:23 IST

Chennai: The key to Mumbai Indians' success in this IPL was the condition-specific planning in batting and bowling, according to the team's off-spinner Jayant Yadav.

Yadav, who returned with figures of 1/25 in MI's six-wicket win over Chennai Super Kings in the Qualifier 1 on Tuesday, said his team always went for tactical planning to various situations.

Jayant Yadav took a wicket on Tuesday. Sportzpics

Jayant Yadav took a wicket on Tuesday. Sportzpics

"Our plans on batting or bowling have always been condition specific. For example in Wankhede, there are different plans for different people. In Chennai, there are different plans for different people. So, it's about gearing yourself tactically to various situations and trying to execute those plans to the hilt," he said at the post-match conference after MI beat CSK to enter the final.

Yadav said beating CSK anywhere was a great feeling because it's a complete team which has a great leader (in MS Dhoni).

He said he played in the Qualifier-1 as an extra spinner because of the slow nature of the Chepauk track.

"I played in Chennai because the track here offers spin. I played as an extra spinner and my match-up was against lefties or bowling in the Powerplay. So, I think that was a tactical decision and came off well in the end," he said.

Yadav said like MI spinners, the CSK counterparts too got enough purchase from the turning Chepauk pitch.

"I think their spinners also got enough turn and because they were batting first and they had to put on a total they were trying to take chances. When Jaddu (Jadeja) and Imran Tahir were bowling, there was adequate spin and turn and the advantage we had is that we knew after the Powerplay we were chasing 6-7 run rate so that played in our advantage," he said.

Asked about the move to use five bowlers in the first five overs of the CSK innings, Yadav said, "Rohit has been brilliant, it is one of those occasions where he juggled his bowlers to the situation. I think in the Powerplay, the batsman cannot get used to you because if he understands what you are trying to do in different deliveries, he can really size you up because of the field restrictions.

"As professional cricketers, and especially in an always evolving T20 game, there will be different match-ups in different overs and every over counts. We as professional cricketers need to be up for it," he added.

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Updated Date: May 08, 2019 12:29:23 IST


IPL 2019 POINTS TABLE

Pos. Team P W L D Pts.
1
Mumbai
14 9 5 0 18
2
Chennai
14 9 5 0 18
3
Delhi
14 9 5 0 18
4
Hyderabad
14 6 8 0 12
5
Kolkata
14 6 8 0 12
6
Punjab
14 6 8 0 12
7
Rajasthan
14 5 8 0 11
8
Bangalore
14 5 8 0 11
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
6 Sri Lanka 3462 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5372 125
2 India 5669 121
3 South Africa 4488 115
4 New Zealand 3729 113
5 Australia 4342 109
6 Pakistan 3846 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
6 New Zealand 4056 254