It is beyond cricketing logic. Somethings are immune from logic in our cricketing world, why Pakistan does Pakistan like nobody else does it? or why Virat Kohli struggles in England despite having a game to excel there? and more pertinent to this today, "Why Mumbai Indians, despite having a squad to completely destroy their opponents, start slowly every year?"
Mumbai Indians are the most successful Indian Premier League franchise, having won the title most number of times across the decade. They had the squad to go all the way this year too but didn't. Why? Nobody has an answer to this. It doesn't make sense.
The Rohit Sharma led side is a team that was built on the prowess and depth across all departments of the game in this season, what went wrong is perhaps the execution of their best in crucial games right at the start of the season.
MI lost 4 of their first 5 games, all last over encounters. They had the players to bail them out from those situations and win the game but it just didn't happen. Their late resurgence this year was just not good enough in the end, unlike previous years.
But it would be insane to overreact if you are Mumbai Indians, having the core to come back hard next season. And yet, there is a need to remove the chinks.
Hence, team COC gets down to analyse and list out five players who are unlikely to feature for the franchise next year.