The Royal Challengers Bangalore team led by Faf du Plessis beat the Mumbai Indians badly on April 2. After the MI vs. RCB game, Tom Moody, who used to coach for SRH, said that Mumbai Indians’ team management was bad because they didn’t have the right team balance and bowling depth.
After losing the toss against RCB, Mumbai Indians had to bat first. The team led by Rohit Sharma got off to a bad start because they lost their best batters quickly. Then, young Tilak Varma played a great shot that helped them get a good score of 171-7.
Tilak Varma was the only batsman who looked good, but none of the MI bowlers looked like they could do the job. The first two batsmen, Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis, had a lot of fun with the Mumbai Indians bowlers. They chased down the total in just 16.2 overs, making it a one-sided game.
“I’m concerned because I sort of called it before the start of the IPL that I didn’t think they’d be anywhere near the finals. I just feel there are too many holes amongst their team and I don’t think they’ve got a balance in their squad either. They don’t have the domestic bowling depth and the international bowling depth,” Tom Moody said on ESPNCricinfo
Mumbai Indians don’t have balance with their overseas players: Tom Moody
“They don’t have balance with their overseas players either. They’ve got a lot of power-hitters and young power-hitters in Brevis, Stubbs, and David. Three of them are taking up the eight slots that you’re given,” the former SRH Coach further added.
It’s important to note that Mumbai Indians have too many flashy foreign players, but none of them looked good in the game between MI and RCB. Rohit Sharma’s team has big hitters like Tim David, Dewald Brevis, and Cameron Green, but they don’t have any batters from outside India to hold down the innings.
The Mumbai Indians have put a lot of money into the English fast bowler Jofra Archer. Archer, on the other hand, hasn’t looked like he’s in a rhythm since his return to international cricket. They don’t have any Indian bowlers who can win games on their own, which makes their team balance even less clear.