Unadkat calls for "collective effort" against CSK

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20 Apr 2022 | 10:23 AM
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Unadkat calls for "collective effort" against CSK

Mumbai Indians are yet to win a game in the IPL 2022 and rooted to the bottom of the table after six matches

Mumbai Indians (MI) pacer Jaydev Unadkat felt that his team need to focus on one game at a time and not at the big picture as they aim for their first win of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on Thursday.

MI are on their longest losing streak after failing to win any of their first six matches of the new edition and rooted to the bottom of the 10-team table.

Unadkat called for a collective effort against their arch-rivals, who have won just one of their six encounters in the season.

"There has to be a collective effort and that is what we are looking for," Unadkat said at the pre-match virtual press conference on Wednesday.

"At the moment there is no point in looking at the bigger picture. The state we are in, we are just looking to put some things right, the missing pieces right first and just get off the mark."

A loss against CSK could further complicate the five-time champions' playoffs chances.

"For now, rather than looking at the bigger picture, it is about winning that one game, how we are going to do a couple of things differently maybe from what we did in a last few games, where we were close but not over the line," the Saurashtra pacer said.

"So maybe just rectify those things first, just think about getting those two points for us and then take things forward from there."

Unadkat, who has contributed 39 runs in the lower order from three innings and scalped four crucial wickets with the ball, called for a collective effort from the bowling unit consisting of Tymal Mills, Jasprit Bumrah and Murugan Ashwin.

"You could have seen some special overs from some of our bowlers in the past but then we are not really putting it all together as a unit. So the discussions are how to do it as a team, how to do it as a bowling unit," he said.

"Discussions for death overs or power-play remains the same, we got to do it as a collective unit and that is one thing we are aiming for and hopefully we will get it right in the next game," the left-armer added.

(With inputs from PTI)

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