Tom Moody, the former head coach of Sunrisers Hyderabad, has expressed his doubts about Mumbai Indians‘ chances in this year’s IPL. According to him, the team has several weaknesses, and the balance is not right. Due to these issues, Moody believes that they may not be able to win the title this season. He has also observed that there are too many power hitters in the squad, which may not be the most practical strategy. Additionally, Moody has highlighted that the team lacks the experience to handle pressure situations, which can lead to their downfall.
“I’m concerned (for Mumbai Indians) 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,”
said Tom Moody.
Lots of power hitters doesn’t make sense to me: Moody
“They don’t have balance with their overseas players either. They’ve got a lot of power-hitters and young power-hitters in (Dewald) Brevis, (Tristan) Stubbs and (Tim) David. Three of them are taking up the eight slots that you’re given. That doesn’t make sense to me. You can see tonight, just with RCB, how important experience is. Where is the experience in that squad?”
Following their defeat to Royal Challengers Bangalore in their opening match, Mumbai Indians are preparing to host their arch-rivals, Chennai Super Kings, at the Wankhede Stadium on April 8. Meanwhile, the MS Dhoni-led side has played two games, winning one and losing the other. They are now feeling confident after beating Lucknow Super Giants by 12 runs in their last match. Mumbai, however, is eager to bounce back and secure a victory, but they will face a tough challenge on the field.
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