IPL 2020: Ishan Kishan was tired, MI needed fresh batsmen for Super Over - Jayawardene

Mumbai Indians’ choice not to send Ishan Kishan in to bat in the Super Over in the IPL challenge against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Monday was taken in light of the fact that the batsman was worn out after his rankling innings of 99, as per Mumbai Indians lead trainer Mahela Jayawardene.

Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard were sent in for the Super Over after the challenge was tied, and they oversaw only seven runs. RCB knocked off the runs absent a lot of difficulty.

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“In the event that anybody could see, [Kishan] was worn out at that point and we were feeling that we likely need several new folks who can proceed to hit the ball,” the Sri Lankan said at the post-coordinate question and answer session.

“It is quite easy to say in hindsight this and that, but Polly (Pollard) and Hardik had done the job in the past in those Super Overs, two experienced guys who are capable of doing that. So you take a chance on these calls and it could have gone either way. If we had 10-12 runs anything could have happened,” Jayawardene said.

‘A boxing game’

Jayawardene needed to concede that seven runs were too little to even consider defending in any event, for a bowler of the gauge of Jasprit Bumrah.

“In the Super Over, we had three dots, so that’s a killer for you because we lost a wicket and then we had a couple of more dots. We needed to make sure that we played some smart shots, get that early boundary away, which we couldn’t, we had one, but a couple of boundaries would have been really handy especially when Booms (Bumrah) comes to bowl.”

Hardik Pandya endeavors a trudge to leg. – BCCI/IPL

“Stomach muscle [de Villiers] and Booms is an extraordinary tussle, they went at one another, somewhat of a boxing match-up, yet we most likely needed more runs for Booms to safeguard however we were still close,” Jayawardene said.

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At the point when Mumbai Indians lost wickets early, the message for Kishan was to take the game profound. “During the center time frame we simply needed to ensure that he bats through the innings. We realized that he could put their bowling under tension, so the message for him was to take it profound, in light of the fact that we had lost a couple of wickets, so he did that splendidly and took his risk, played some great shots. It was a splendid association among him and Polly and [they] nearly got us home.”