MI vs SRH IPL 2022: Why is Kieron Pollard Not Playing Today?

Updated on: May 17, 2022 7:38 pm IST

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    Kieron Pollard MI vs SRH IPL 2022: In a huge news development, Mumbai Indians (MI) veteran batting all-rounder Kieron Pollard is not playing the today Indian Premier League (IPL 2022) match against Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. During their last two league matches of this competition, the Mumbai Indians want to give opportunities to some fresh players while keeping an eye on their next IPL campaign. The Mumbai Indians have witnessed 3 victories and 9 defeats in the ongoing edition of the tournament.

    MI vs SRH IPL 2022: Why is Kieron Pollard Not Playing Today?

    After winning the toss and opting to bat first, Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma revealed that senior player Kieron Pollard continues to miss out on selection for the second game in a row. During the previous game against Chennai Super Kings, Rohit revealed that Pollard himself asked the team management to drop him and try out some young players in the remaining matches. The former West Indies captain did not witness the best of forms with the bat in IPL 2022 so far having scored just 144 runs from 11 games at a poor strike-rate of less than 110.

    “We’re going to field first. Just want to try out some things, and it works when we have a score in front of us. We have two changes: the spinners from the last game go out, Mayank Markande and Sanjay Yadav come in. We want to look at certain players with an eye on next year. We want to have a look at them before making a decision for next year. It is important that the core group plays. We want to keep certain aspects of our Mumbai team. We have one more game after this, and we can try a few more guys in that game,” said Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma during the toss.

    Kieron Pollard Stats in IPL

    Matches Runs Strike-rate IPL 2022 Performance Recent Form
    189 3412 147.32 144 runs (11 games) 15, 4 & 1/13, 10, 19 & 2/8, 14

     

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    Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad: Confirmed MI Playing 11

    The Mumbai Indians have made a couple of changes to their playing 11 from the last game. Both the spinners, Hrithik Shokeen and Kumar Kartikeya have been replaced by Mayank Markande and debutant Sanjay Yadav.

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    MI Playing 11
    1. Rohit Sharma
    2. Ishan Kishan
    3. Tilak Varma
    4. Ramandeep Singh

    5. Tristan Stubbs
    6. Tim David

    7. Daniel Sams
    8. Sanjay Yadav
    9. Mayank Markande
    10. Jasprit Bumrah
    11. Riley Meredith

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    MI vs SRH Head to Head Record

    Matches MI Won SRH Won
    Overall (28) 10 8
    Last 5 IPL Games 4 1

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