Reasons why MI are the favorites to win IPL 2020Last updated on Sep 24, 2020, 02:43 pm
Defending champions Mumbai Indians notched their first victory in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 season.
Four-time IPL winners MI got back to their groove and dominated the scenes across the field.
Here we analyze why MI are favorites to win IPL 2020.
MI can build from the energy displayed on the field
One major factor that helped MI beat KKR by 49 runs was their brilliance on the field.
Right from the start of KKR's innings, MI looked lively and set the bar high.
The energy on the field was seen as players stuck to their task.
Quinton de Kock and Hardik Pandya claimed excellent catches.
Kieron Pollard showed his brilliance in getting Shubman Gill out.
MI have one of the best bowling attacks in IPL
MI's success in winning four IPL titles depended a lot on their impeccable bowling.
Their pace department, in particular, has always been top notch.
Against KKR, the likes of Trent Boult, James Pattinson and Jasprit Bumrah got the job done.
They executed the bouncers well and got the basics right.
The team enjoys bowling with pace and one can expect more as things progress.
Under Rohit's captaincy, MI can fly high
Rohit Sharma has played an important role as a skipper in guiding the team to four titles.
He is in sync with the game and its demands.
Rohit, who has notched 61 wins as MI skipper in the tournament, has the luxury of a settled side on offer.
He allows the players to express themselves.
Rohit is a sound planner and makes informed decisions.
MI's settled batting line-up a big positive
With a settled top three on offer, MI know the base can be set in terms of scoring runs.
Against KKR, Rohit and Suryakumar Yadav were excellent and batted beautifully to take the steam out of an ordinary KKR.
With the luxury of all-rounders Pollard and the Pandya brothers in the middle order, MI have things covered.
They can shift gears anytime they want.