Duminy and Nayar bat slow as Mumbai Indians lose to Chennai Superkings and are out of IPL2 T20

May 19, 2009

Duminy and Nayar play cautious cricket as Mumbai Indians lose vs Chennai SuperKings and are out of IPL2 T20 2009

Scores Mumbai Indians 147/4 , Chennai SuperKings 150/3 JEAN-PAUL DUMINY Sachin Tendulkar and Duminy were going great guns and the Mumbai Indians had almost a perfect start against Chennai Superkings IPL2 T20 cricket team at 70/2 off 10 overs. A score of at least 170 runs for the Mumbai Indians vs Chennai SuperKings seemed very achievable

However, after Sachin’s wicket in the 11th over, Duminy and Abhishek Nayar put down the shutters and the Mumbai Indians could score only 147 runs

The Mumbai Indians cricket team, especially Nayar and Duminy should have believed in themselves a lot more and trusted the lower order

Cautious cricket is not ideal for IPL T20 cricket matches and Duminy and Nayar were culpable of too much caution, as the Mumbai Indians IPL cricket team scored at least 20 runs short of the required target against the Chennai Superkings IPL2 cricket team

Duminy, Nayar and Sachin were guilty of abundant caution and lack of trust in the rest of the Mumbai Indians batting and this probably was the key reason the Mumbai Indians lost to Chennai Superkings and also failed to qualify for the semi finals of IPL2

The Mumbai Indians think tank failed to emulate Shane Warne who constantly inspires the younger and less experienced players in the IPL2 T20 cricket team. Often in this T20 IPL2 cricket tournament, Nayar and Duminy shared long partnerships and always seemed to look for the average score and preferred to err on the side of caution

Duminy and Abhishek Nayar failed to realize that T20 cricket,especially in the IPL, calls for trust in the younger Indian cricket players and often throwing caution to the winds

The Mumbai Indians lost to the Chennai Superkings and now find themselves out of the IPL2 T20 cricket tournament- I would pin the blame on Duminy and Nayar


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