IPL 2020- Finals: SWOT Analysis of Mumbai Indians

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SWOT Analysis of Mumbai Indians

After losing their track in the middle of the tournament for a game or two, Mumbai Indians have made it to the second consecutive finals in a row. They will take on Delhi Capitals at Dubai International Stadium in the conquest of their fifth IPL title. The team will start as the firm favourites against the first-time finalists, Delhi Capitals, on Tuesday.

Ahead of the 60th and the final game of the IPL 2020, here is the SWOT analysis of Mumbai Indians:

#1) Strength

Quinton De Kock

Mumbai Indians’ strength relies on the all-round capability of most of the players. The team has a strong batting core and all-rounders with a blend of experience and youth. Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan have perfectly held the fort for the team when Rohit Sharma has failed to leave an impression in the Indian Premier League.

Pandya brothers and Keiron Pollard have provided enough firepower in the death overs with fearsome striking. Against Delhi Capitals in Qualifier 1, Hardik Pandya mustered 37 runs from 14 deliveries against the likes of Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje. In bowling, Jasprit Bumrah is contending for the Purple Cap whereas he is ably supported by Trent Boult in the same department.

#2) Weakness

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Mumbai Indians have relied on Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult for the breakthroughs throughout the tournament. Rahul Chahar has ably supported the international bowlers but had an off-day against Delhi Capitals in Qualifier 1. The young leggie gave away 35 runs in just two overs which is a cause of concern for the team. With Hardik Pandya still recuperating his back injury, the lack of bowling options can haunt and hinder Rohit Sharma on the D-Day.

#3) Opportunities

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The uncapped players have played a significant role in Mumbai Indians’ success in IPL 2020. May it be Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan or Rahul Chahar, they have executed their plans perfectly. All the players will have an opportunity to impress the selectors ahead of the Tour Down Under.

Varun Chakravarthy has injured his shoulder and T Natarajan is named as a replacement for the leg-break bowler. However, the selection might once again mull over their decision and include Rahul Chahar if everything goes right in the finals for the player. In IPL 2020, the leg-break bowler has claimed 15 scalps in as many games and will look to continue his fine performance.

The departure of MS Dhoni has opened the doors for every wicket-keeper batsman across the country. The swash-buckling southpaw, Ishan Kishan can give a go with Rishabh Pant failing to impress and keep the spot in the national side. The former Gujarat Lions player has 483 runs from 13 games, averaging above 53.66.

#4) Threats

Rohit Sharma is still nursing his injury and has been rested by BCCI for ODIs and T20 series which is going to be held in Australia. However, the player is selected for the test match as the skipper, Virat Kohli will leave Australia after the first test match. This leaves a lot of burden on Rohit Sharma to keep himself fit for the rest of the series. An injury on Tuesday will not only put a pause on his fifth IPL trophy aspirations but also on the red-ball cricket.

On the other hand, Hardik Pandya has excelled in the death overs and has failed to support if there is an early collapse. The team has to think about the scenarios going to the game.