Finally Mumbai Indians make their way to the Play-Offs


“Having got some fantastic players. We have got a fantastic support staff behind us. They do a fantastic job. I think the most important thing is that we prepare every time we go out to play. As long as we prepare well and turn up, we will be able to win,” told Mitchell McClenaghan last night.

He also said, “It was important for the team to get the top order out soon to take an early advantage in the match. The Mumbai side broke the back of Hyderabad innings by getting its openers — captain David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan — out in the first two overs of the innings”.

“I was bowling to the big boundary. David (Warner) is a great puller of the ball, great striker of the ball. I took a chance. It could have gone for a six. It could have taken a wicket. It’s just one of those things. In matches, you need to take a chance,” he said.

McClenaghan expressed happiness at getting the opportunity to play a key role for the Mumbai Indians.

“What I really enjoyed is the opportunity to show Mumbai what I do back home and in domestic cricket. When I got the chance, I showed my variation…capabilities at different deliveries and different times of the innings,” he said.

He lauded Hardik Pandya, who has been a promising young player for Mumbai this season, as one of the best with an attitude to play well even in tough situations.