Too Soon To Be Thinking Of Play-Offs: Mitchell McClenaghan

Updated: 23 April 2017 16:05 IST

Despite six straight wins for Mumbai Indians, the Kiwi pacer thinks they have to remain consistent to reach the play-off stage.

Too Soon To Be Thinking Of Play-Offs: Mitchell McClenaghan
Mitchell McClenaghan celebrates after taking a Delhi wicket. © BCCI

Mumbai Indians have been on a roll this season having won their sixth consecutive Indian Premier League (IPL) match on Sunday. Yet pacer Mitchell McClenaghan believes there's a long way to go and it's too soon to be thinking of the play-offs. He thinks Mumbai Indians have to remain consistent to reach that stage. McClenaghan's contribution in Mumbai's 14-run victory over Delhi Daredevils on Sunday was crucial. He grabbed three wickets at the Wankhede.

"It's a long way to go (to reach play-offs). We have got a very liberal management and a very liberal team. So, fresh start every time, planning process is injected at the same time. Same routine. It's important that we do not get too high or two low, just stay consistent because there is ups and downs in T20 cricket," he said at the post match conference.

Sunday's win gave Mumbai 12 points from seven matches and they have consolidated their top spot on the table.

The Kiwi pacer said while defending a modest total, their bowlers stuck to the plan and bowled with control. "Obviously, you have to take wickets upfront. The message was very clear, just do our things. When you think of a sub-par score on a pretty good wicket, the team insists you to go out and be too aggressive with the ball and make things happen from the outset. We worked very hard with Bondy (Shane Bond, bowling coach), our analyst, (coach) Mahela (Jayawardene) to what plans in place and we stuck to our plans. We bowled with control, but still with a nice presence," McClenaghan said when asked what was the team's approach defending 142 on the board.

(With PTI inputs)

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Topics : Mumbai Indians Mitchell McClenaghan IPL 2017 Cricket
Highlights
  • Mumbai Indians have won 6 consecutive matches
  • They are the top team on the table with 12 points
  • McClenaghan took 3 wickets in the match against Delhi Daredevils
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