MI considering shuffling batting order: Pollock

<img border='0' align='left' title=' ' src='http://www.ndtv.com/convergence/images/thumbnail/ver1/i/iplmumbaiindians.jpg' class='caption'> Mumbai Indians chief mentor Shaun Pollock says his side might take the gamble of sending one of its in-form openers down the order in remaining matches.

Updated: May 07, 2009 11:30 IST
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With finishing becoming a major headache for Mumbai Indians, the team's chief mentor and advisor Shaun Pollock says his side might take the gamble of sending one of its in-form openers -- Sachin Tendulkar and Sanath Jayasuriya -- down the order in remaining matches.

Tendulkar and Jayasuriya have done well in the opening slot but Pollock said the option of sending one of them down the batting order could be considered to consolidate the side's fragile middle-order.

"It is a thought. I think we have the experience of JP Duminy and Dwayne Bravo at four and five. They have played enough international cricket. If they get going at the front, we have seen how destructive Sanath and Sachin can be at Port Elizabeth. They have played all their cricket up there. I don't want to be changing their position too much. But as I say in the middle-order, we need to finish games like that, if we want to go far in this tournament," Pollock said after Mumbai Indians lost by 19 runs to Deccan Chargers.

Mumbai have won just three of their eight matches and Pollock admitted it was not an ideal situation considering there are not many games left in the league stage.

"Let's be honest, this doesn't make life any easier for us. Games are starting to run out. We haven't had a winning streak as yet, we need to try and get on a roll. It is a disappointment, there is no doubt about that," he said.

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