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6 hours ago, Mariyam said:

Its not just death over batting though. Our collapse started around the 9th over. It went downhill from there.

 

 


wkts fall in cricket, it is normal  ... collapse is when a bunch of wkts fall in a short span. At Chennai, where batting gets difficult from overs 12-13, it can happen esp. if pushing for a big total 

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Need to keep the thread howling with so many fans ... game v PK tomorrow ... both teams are packed with hitters who would not prefer a Chennai pitch, therefore could again be a hit or miss affair for many w/ first 12-13 overs being relatively easy to bat 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Listless display while batting. The entire batting unit was a farce.

 

Bowling can't always save us. And quite a few misfields today too.

 

Need to change the batting order/ personnel. Needs to target big score in the PP. This 120-140 can be defended only if the opposition has a breakdown.

Even if they are half decent, we will lose with these scores.

 

:(( 

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1 hour ago, Lone Wolf said:

Delhi has smaller boundaries so about time MI decides to send Kishan right at the top.  It worked wonders last time albeit it helped that Rohit got injured. 

Kishan 

Rohit

Lynn

Surya

H Pandya

Neesham 

Pollard

 

That's my Top 7 for MI..  For Delhi leg. 

 

SKY needs to bat more. Exchange SKY with Rohit in your list.

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5 hours ago, Lone Wolf said:

Delhi has smaller boundaries so about time MI decides to send Kishan right at the top.  It worked wonders last time albeit it helped that Rohit got injured. 

Kishan 

Rohit

Lynn

Surya

H Pandya

Neesham 

Pollard

 

That's my Top 7 for MI..  For Delhi leg. 

 

Neesham and Pollard sharing 5th bowlers role may prove to be very expensive. They need Krunal

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24 minutes ago, Professor said:

Chennai pitch doesn't suit their style of play

So I did look up historic performances on the Chepauk pitch. 

These are the findings:

 

T20 matches played: 90

Matches won by teams batting first: 52

Matches won by teams batting second: 36

 

We batted first in 4 of the 3 games we lost. These numbers indicate that the team batting first has some slight advantage. But :mi: weren't able to capitalize on it at all.

 

Average 1st innings score: 157

Our scores: 159,152,150,137,131.

Slightly above average only once

 

What can you conclude? We've clearly played below what is the average performance at the Chepauk. The easy cop out for the management would be to blame the pitch. Personally I think all this pitch stuff is just exaggerated and doesn't make much difference. Need to fix our batting approach. get more runs in PP. pressurise the opposition bowlers enough. Right now our batting just pressurises our own bowling.

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22 minutes ago, Mariyam said:

So I did look up historic performances on the Chepauk pitch. 

These are the findings:

 

T20 matches played: 90

Matches won by teams batting first: 52

Matches won by teams batting second: 36

 

We batted first in 4 of the 3 games we lost. These numbers indicate that the team batting first has some slight advantage. But :mi: weren't able to capitalize on it at all.

 

Average 1st innings score: 157

Our scores: 159,152,150,137,131.

Slightly above average only once

 

What can you conclude? We've clearly played below what is the average performance at the Chepauk. The easy cop out for the management would be to blame the pitch. Personally I think all this pitch stuff is just exaggerated and doesn't make much difference. Need to fix our batting approach. get more runs in PP. pressurise the opposition bowlers enough. Right now our batting just pressurises our own bowling.

 

Yeah their batting has been under par, no doubt about it but you can't ignore the wicket's impact either. Players like QDK, Kishan, Pollard like pace on the ball which wasn't there on Chepauk, you'll see better performances from them on the other venues.

 

P.S. Quite surprised to find a Faiz Ahmed Faiz fan on ICF

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47 minutes ago, Mariyam said:

 

Also the first time this season we batted well. Now is a good time to regain form.

 

Batting was likely to improve because of the better batting surface at Delhi, relatively more suitable for stroke play than Chennai's 

 

Likes of QdK will come into play more 

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