Former Mumbai legend Wasim Jaffer shared his sadness on the team's fall and after a few days about the need for senior players to quit, Mumbai was prepared to play their last Ranji Trophy season against Chhattisgarh. is. This is because of their decline that Chhattisgarh is likely to defeat 41-time champions on their home ground.
Sometime Mumbai has gone through such a bad weather. Forget the loss of one-time wins, they have seen that they could have lost every game played. Jafar realized the intent of grinding hard moments, lack of passion and temperament at this level. He has won this limited-overs tournament (Vijay Hazare Trophy) in this season, but in the Ranji Trophy things become pear-shaped. Mumbai's captain Siddesh Lad admitted that the season has raised many concerns.
"It is a big concern for us, we won one-day and after 12 years, we (Vijay Hazare) became champion, but suddenly, in Ranji, we could not perform what we want to do in this season. Players and management will discuss with.
Some data shows that dirt is found in Mumbai. Twenty-four players participated in eight Ranji games – they tampered in the hope of coming in a good combination, but nothing worked. In addition to Lad (652 runs), only all-rounder Shivam Dube managed to cross 600 runs in 13 innings. The selectors made Dhawal Kulkarni and Aditya Tare some tough calls by removing Suryakumar Yadav before showing the door. no avail.
Now, he has brought Kulkarni and Yadav back into the team for the last game, because the captain is not certain to play on Monday due to back pain. It has been learned that the team will assess Lad's fitness in the morning. If he misses, Yadav will be in the team, while Jaiswal, who has played in the Under-19 for India, will make his debut. However, if Lad is fit, then Mumbai will play the role of Yadav and Jayswal will have to sit out.
Continuing his look in the season, Lad feels that inexperienced batting dropped the team down. "Only me and (j) bista, in the current line-up, are more than 10 first-class games. Bowling is fine and the good thing is that we now have all our three main sewers, "he said.
Prior to this season, the BCCI introduced a new format for qualification for the knockout round.
Five teams from Group A and B will go ahead and their qualifications will depend on the number of points they deposit. The two teams below will be reinstated from the Joint Group. Mumbai and Andhra each have 11 points and they are placed at 14 and 15th position respectively. Railways have seven points and six of Chhattisgarh
Lad said that the temperament of the dressing room is disappointing and hurtful but the final league game will give young players an opportunity.
"We know that we are not going to qualify this season, but we have thought that this will be the beginning of our next Ranji season. There have been many things this year. The team was not set and there were inexperienced players in the side. In the next season, we do not want to come for this reason that we are not about a systematic unit or inexplicability. We will try to win this game first because we have not got a single win this year. "
For Chhattisgarh, who has been playing his first match at the Wankhede Stadium three years ago after entering the Ranji Trophy, he has nothing to lose. Harpreet Singh Bhatia, who went to Chhattisgarh from Madhya Pradesh this season, believes that this is a chance his team wants to grab. "He (Mumbai) does not have the stature he had with them. This is our opportunity," he said.