3 reasons why Mumbai Indians won IPL 2019: The Sportsrush present before you three reasons behind MI lifting their fourth IPL title.
60 rampant matches. Roughly 2 months of pure entertainment and after some absolutely brilliant matches, we’ve finally been given our IPL 2019 champions. It’s the Mumbai Indians who prevailed through in the end, in an edge of the seat thriller to push across the line by the barest of margins.
A humdinger of the a summit clash, one that wet down right to the last ball saw the Indians hold their composure to walk away with the glistening trophy for a record fourth time.
In the end, the much awaited final didn’t disappoint us in the slightest. It was a true testament to the rousing cricket we’ve been feasted two across the showpiece league, a riveting encounter that kept us right on the hinges throughout the four hours.
Quality wise, it might not have been the most alluring of finals but the twists and turns it provided us ensured that millions across the cricketing fraternity were glued in right till the end.
So what was it exactly that saw the Indians become champions once again and stamp their authority which they’ve showed they live and breathe with their fourth triumph. We take at the things that the Indians did right this season to create an exhilarating framework of success with an in-depth analysis of their squad and game plan.
3 reasons why Mumbai Indians won IPL 2019
Seamless Blend Of Experience And Gifted Young Players
Traditionally known to maintain their identity every season and go in with the same set of dependable players, the Indians’ didn’t revert from type for IPL 2019 as well. They had one of the least exciting auction window, with Lasith Malinga being their most notable buy of the window.
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) May 13, 2019
However, it was this exact gameplan that laid down the foundations of Mumbai’s rapturously success this season. Experienced players like captain Rohit Sharma, Kieron Pollard, Lasith Malinga and Jasprit Bumrah provided the much needed astounding astuteness to the side, helping create semblance when things were out an about for the side.
These players were dependable as ever, flawless with their displays across the 16 matches to craft out Mumbai’s sojourn to the prestigious title.
And adding to the balance were the young players in Suryakumar Yadav and Rahul Chahar. The mainstays of Mumbai’s squad this season, the young crop of players brought to the side an unknown entity, something that caught other sides unaware. They were persistent with their exquisite showings, stepping up whenever asked to, to do pristine justice to their skill set.
Indians’ top-order stepped up during crucial stages in the tournament. Despite Rohit not enduing the season his side would have envisioned from him, he still managed to score 405 runs that came in handy for his unit. And to follow up, fellow opener Quinton de Kock, Evin Lewis and Suryakumar Yadav emerged to become the fulcrums of their side.
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With 512 runs for Suryakumar and 382 for Lewis in 2018, much was expected from the two from the Indians and they didn’t disappoint. Putting forward his bid for a role in the Indian side, Suryakumar with 424 came up with big innings for his side in crunch encounters.
His 71* against CSK in qualifier and 46 against KKR in the last group stage match were innings that took guided Mumbai to the much needed momentum ahead of the pivotal concluding encounter.
Alongside him, without a doubt their best batsman for the season was opener Quinton de Kock. His performances become ever so note worthy given how Rohit failed to light up the league. With 529 runs, Quinton finished third in the list of highest run-scorers, becoming a batsman who kept coming up with the runs for Mumbai when needed.
More so what was to marvel at was the maverick way he played out his innings. He took on any bowler inside the powerplay to propel the Indians to colossal totals inside the field restrictions.
Be it his 69 against SRH, 81 against the Royals or even his 29 in 17 balls in the crunch final against CSK, Quinton kept delivering adding immense value to his wicket every time he stepped out.
‘Bumrah, world’s best’ – Sachin and Yuvi@sachin_rt and @YUVSTRONG12 were unanimous in their opinion of @Jaspritbumrah93 , while weighing in on @mipaltan‘s 3rd #VIVOIPL final win over their arch-rivals. #MIvCSK By @28anand & @RajalArora
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 12, 2019
Jasprit Bumrah reached the pinnacle of the cricketing fraternity in recent times owing to the mammoth versatility he has amassed. In a pace battery where the Indians lost Jason Behrendorff and Alzarri Joseph, Bumrah stood up and took charge.
He time and time again became the spearhead of the Indians attack, scintillating with some stupendous pace bowling that besmirched batsmen. His on the money line and length, ominous pace and deadly yorkers along with massive deviation saw him send down some real rippers.
What was the most impressive aspect of his performances though was his ability to contain runs in the death overs that too under extreme pressure situations.
His super over performance against SRH, 8 runs in the last two overs against CSK, 2-19 against KKR and 2-14 in the final are just some of a long list of illustrious showings for him. He ended with 19 wickets, more than willing to show flexibility as he banked on the shorter pitched in delivery and the stinging incoming swinger rather than his smashing yorkers to leave batsman cramped from room.