Mumbai being winless so far is super surprising but an even bigger shock is that they were thoroughly beaten in all those games.
Delhi Capitals beat them by four wickets and 10 balls to spare, Rajasthan beat them by 23 runs, while the defeat to Kolkata by five wickets was their heaviest of them all.
The batters have done okay for them so far but the bowlers have had trouble finding their feet. Daniel Sams has leaked an astonishing 139 runs in his 11 overs bowled across three games. He has been by far the team’s weakest link and needs to be benched immediately.
Fortunately for Mumbai, they have been in similar troubled situations in four of their five title winning campaigns. If anyone knows how to see off a poor start, it’s them.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
After starting the season with a defeat to Punjab Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore have notched back to back wins.
Ahead of their fourth fixture, they receive a massive boost in the form of Glenn Maxwell, who is now available after missing the tournament start due to nuptial commitments.
Maxwell’s arrival means Virat Kohli and Dinesh Karthik can now take it a bit easy, knowing that a powerhouse is behind them. The added offspin option will also come in handy against Mumbai’s southpaws. Making way would be West Indies’ Sherfane Rutherford.