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The Big Trinidadian- What to expect?



Mumbai Indians (MI) are going through a rough patch right now, three losses in three matches. Ironically the reason being the lack of quality in death bowling. Being the initiators of quality death bowling in IPL with Malinga and Bumrah, their fates were changed this season as they lost all their encounters in the final over, failing to close the things in their favor.

However, the opening combo should fire for MI, Lendl Simmons who played an integral part of the MI franchise over the past few years went unsold in this auction. The franchise didn't try to retain/RTM him as they were keen on Pollard.

Mumbai franchise always follows a pattern. If a player plays an integral role in the International cricket over the past year, they would rope in that particular player. To validate it, Aaron finch, Corey Anderson are the perfect examples. Both were bought by the franchise in the past after their scintillating records. While Anderson was inducted after his fastest century in ODI, Finch was roped in after his highest score in T20. They further substantiated it by picking Akila Dhananjaya who earned attention and accolades from the audience by his six wicket haul against India in 2017.

And that is not it. MI bought Evin Lewis this year, a striking opening batsman from Windies to do the opening honors. But, was he able to create the fear factor for the opponents till now in IPL?

Expectation:

Evin lewis to India in T20's is what Steven Smith is in tests and Qdk in ODI's. They make sure India is their bunny in the respective formats of the game. Evin lewis rose to prominence when he scored a century against India in USA (2016) and the innings he played at his home in 2017. He became one of the few players to score two T20 centuries alongside Gayle, Rohit, and Munro.

While everyone expected him to come out all guns blazing in his debut innings against CSK, he was dismissed for a duck. Though he proved his mettle in the next two matches, that wasn't enough to open an account for his team in the points table.

So, if Evin Lewis can blast and get some runs in the powerplay would that suffice?  No, not exactly. As we have not seen Mumbai Indians chasing in any of the match, so we can't really say that.
However, Lewis has a heap of responsibilities to bring back the defending champion's pride that has been lost in the earlier matches.

With the pride of MI at stake and the might of RCB in question, tonight's encounter is going to be a belter of an encounter, and our player to watch out for is the mighty Trinidadian- Evin Lewis.

Let's find out whether he has the perfect shots in his arsenal.



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