Yellow reigns fort Wankhede

Published on April 18, 2015 16:48:09 PM
Sports
Thrashing the Mumbai Indians to notch its third win in a row, Chennai Super Kings blanked the Rohit Sharma-led team in the eighth edition of IPL season, which was their fourth consecutive defeat.

Mumbai were chased down by six wickets by formidable CSK on Friday.

"We will go back and see what will be our right combination. We are still searching for the right combination. We have tried to play five bowlers and changed batting order in the last four games. I don't know what else to do to get the combination right," said a crestfallen Sharma said.

Mumbai Indian skipper Rohit Sharma, who battled well to score 50 in 31 balls, said promotion of all-rounder Corey Anderson to the third spot was one such endeavor without success.

"Whatever we did in the last three games didn't work out. That's why we tried new things, promoting Corey Anderson to no. 3 spot. Last time Corey batted here he got 95 (last season against Rajasthan Royals) and we qualified for play offs. When things don't work out it looks ugly, but strategy-wise it was the best way to go forward," said Sharma.

The MI skipper said the team's 'halls of ivy' was looking to play the untested New Zealander Mitchell McGleanage, in the upcoming game.

"Mitchell is a talented bowler. We were actually thinking of getting him in for this game. But we wanted to make batting a bit stronger, especially in the first six overs, and that's why Lendl Simmons was the best option considering the sort of season he had last year. We thought Wankhede was the best place for him to start again," said Sharma.