Deep Dasgupta says “MI’s plan to persist with left-right combination worked against them” in the IPL 2021

Former India wicketkeeper Deep Dasgupta has famous for how Mumbai Indians (MI) endured with the left-right combination amid their chase against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). Dasgupta accepts the strategy ultimately worked against them.

The defending champions endured an embarrassing collapse amid their chase of 166 and misplaced the match by 54 runs. They have now slid to the seventh spot within the points table.

However, MI tinkered with their batting order by promoting Ishan Kishan to No.3 and sending Krunal Pandya. Ahead of Kieron Pollard to maintain the left-right combination. Virat Kohli sent in Glenn Maxwell to bowl in answer, who dismissed Rohit Sharma and Krunal Pandya.

Thus, Yuzvendra Chahal and Maxwell spun a web around the MI center order. Whereas Harshal Patel applied the finishing touches, indeed picking up a hattrick.


“I have said this before, that the right-hand left-hand combination is only viable. When you have such players and if conditions favor. Mumbai Indians tried to persist with the combination. By promoting Krunal Pandya and Ishan Kishan up the order but I felt that went against them. I say this because RCB had already used up 5 bowlers. Then Maxwell came in and it was certain he would keep bowling until the left-hander was at the crease.” Dasgupta said

Harshal Patel

Deep Dasgupta

Purple cap holder Harshal Patel fixed RCB’s win with a hat-trick towards the end of the innings. He took the wickets of Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, and Rahul Chahar to claim his first-ever hat-trick.

Dasgupta pointed out how the pacer oversaw to deceive Pollard with the field setting in particular.

“Harshal Patel bowled to Pollard with a wide field setting on one side and kept bowling wide as anticipated initially. When the batsmen felt that the next delivery could also be wide he went across and then Harshal Patel foxed him with a slower straighter delivery,” Dasgupta added.

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