“yes, you have to be brutally honest, we haven’t played good cricket “
It has been a dark and sad IPL 2022 for Mumbai Indians (MI) as the five-time champions are also confirmed of a bottom place finish. their head coach Mahela Jayawardene pin-pointed the flaws.
The Team now gears up for the final clash of the season against Delhi Capitals (DC)
“But having the quality that we have in the squad, yes, you have to be brutally honest, we haven’t played good cricket,” “As any season where we start slow, which is a concern for us. The intensity that we played the first four-five games, where we had the opportunity to win matches (but) we didn’t execute certain skills, made mistakes, that is something we need to rectify,” Jayawardene stated.
The 44-year-old further put across that MI failed to cash on the opportunities in the initial games, and had the team nailed those crucial moments, they would have been much better placed.
The intensity, we haven’t taken control of crucial moments in certain matches, we had that done (then) we had the confidence to get those four-five wins in a row, where we would be fighting for the play-offs, but it has been that kind of a season and (I am) definitely disappointed,” the former Sri Lanka captain added.
Our main concern this year,”the Colombo-born cited”
“There were quite a few games that we had opportunities to win, usually we do finish those games and this year, we didn’t with the bat and ball, where we lost opportunities, so that is something we will speak to the guys and make sure that they are ready for challenges going forward,” (Cricket Exchange News)
“Because getting those early wins always gives team confidence, and then you win matches from nowhere that gives you the platform to get into the season and be dominant. So the intensity and execution, handling little pressure situations in those early stages of the tournament that probably was a main concern for us this year.