IPL 2022: Mumbai Indians team seems to be divided into camps: Chris Lynn
Lynn, who was a part of Mumbai's team in 2020 and 2021, said that winning and losing is a habit. Mumbai's batting is a problem with bowling fielding and mentally. It seems the team is divided into factions.
Former Mumbai Indians batsman Chris Lynn, who is going through a bad phase in the IPL, said that in the current season, instead of a team of 11 players, it is 11 different people on the field.
Lynn, who was a part of Mumbai's team in 2020 and 2021, said, 'Winning and losing is a habit. Mumbai has problems with batting, bowling, fielding, and mentally. The team seems to be divided into factions. The 32-year-old former Australian batsman said that the senior players of the team are not supporting the captain in pressure situations. This was not the case when he was part of this team.
Lynn, who played a match for Mumbai, said, “When you are very low on the table, Kieron Pollard, as the captain, usually comes from deep mid-on or mid-off to help, calm you down. We haven't seen this with Mumbai yet because they have started splitting into smaller factions now and that's not a good sign. I think the atmosphere in the dressing room will also not be good.
Lynn has played four ODIs and 18 T20Is for Australia. He was also part of the team that won the league title for the fifth time in 2020. "When they won the tournament two years ago, things are quite the opposite now," he said. Then he was always talking about how we can be better. All these little conversations took place without the coaching members because they all wanted to win. So this time we are not seeing anything like that, we are seeing the exact opposite. It seems that this is not a team of 11 players, but 11 individual players are taking the field. Hope they fix it soon because when the Mumbai team plays good cricket it is good for IPL also, it is good for world cricket and whenever they do well they look a very impressive team.'