Swashbuckling New Zealand all-rounder Corey Anderson, who played a blistering knock to flatten Rajasthan Royals last Sunday and help holders Mumbai Indians qualify for the IPL playoffs, said that the T20 format has troubled him a bit.
After scripting an incredible finish in their last game to earn a place at the play-offs, defending champions Mumbai Indians will now be up against two-time title holders Chennai Super Kings in the IPL eliminator here on Wednesday.
Fresh from his whirlwind knock that sealed Mumbai Indians` improbable entry into the playoffs of IPL-7, Corey Anderson is hungry for more and hopes that "bigger and better things" await the defending champions in the knockout stage.
New Zealand all-rounder Corey Anderson had been the most sought after player ahead of the IPL 7 auction. Mumbai, who have a reputation of signing all the big names, splurged Rs 4.5 crores for the left-hander as he became the part of their star-studded squad.
Elated after pulling off a stunning win against Rajasthan Royals to make the IPL playoffs, Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma said even though his team had the self-belief to chase down the daunting target of 189, he never thought that it would be able to draw level in just under 15 overs.
Disappointed after Rajasthan Royals lost the last available IPL play-off berth to title-holders Mumbai Indians on net run-rate, team mentor Rahul Dravid said his bowlers failed to execute the plans well in the exhilarating contest here.
Kiwi batsman Corey Anderson conjured up an astonishing 95-run knock under tremendous pressure to single-handedly power Mumbai Indians to the IPL play-offs as the hosts rattled Rajasthan Royals by five wickets in a high-scoring thriller, here on Sunday.
Former New Zealand cricketer Simon Doull feels compatriot Corey Anderson has not been able to express himself in the star-studded Mumbai Indians as he is feeling the pressure after being bought for too big a price tag in the IPL players` auction.
New Zealand all-rounder Corey Anderson echoed the relief felt by his Mumbai Indians teammates after the defending champions recorded their first win in the ongoing IPL after five consecutive defeats in the United Arab Emirates-leg.
Defending champions Mumbai Indians slumped to their fourth consecutive defeat as Delhi Daredevils dished out a clinical all-round display to record an easy six-wicket win in an Indian Premier League match here on Monday
New Zealand`s batting sensation Corey Anderson, who is turning out for Mumbai Indians in the ongoing Indian Premier League, has thanked the team`s chief mentor Anil Kumble for providing him tips about facing spin bowling.
They have the same skill sets and both are integral part of the New Zealand team but all-rounder Jimmy Neesham knows that his "friend" Corey Anderson is already in the big league even as he tries to carve his own niche in international cricket.