Mumbai Indians' bowling coach Shane Bond is extremely pleased with the team’s ability to perform under pressure.
“We have done well in pressure situations this year and that has been one of the big factors behind our success. Chasing always comes with extra pressure and we have dealt with it brilliantly,” said Bond building up to Mumbai Indians’ IPL match against Kings XI Punjab.
Mumbai Indians are currently second on the IPL points table, and both the batsmen and bowlers have done their job. “I think our bowlers have done a wonderful job in this tournament. We have six specialist bowlers and the Pandya brothers --- Krunal and Hardik --- adds more quality to our attack.”
On facing the struggling Kings XI Punjab, he added, “We try to treat all the teams in this competition equally. We cannot let our guards down just because they (Kings XI Punjab) lost some matches. The result will depend on who performs well on a specific day and we will not be taking them lightly.”
Speaking about the pitch at the Holkar Stadium in Indore, Bond said, “The wicket looks quite good and the grass covering will make our fast bowlers very happy. The only thing that we have to get accustomed to is the bounce. The bounce in this wicket is more than what we are used to at the Wankhede and the batsmen need to watch out for that.”
--By A Cricket Correspondent