Mumbai Indians winning 4 Indian Premier League titles in 7 years. This team must be doing something right.
This works both ways. MI definitely not (mission impossible) have made a habit of recruiting players who reward the team with their presence.
But that’s not all, the MI managers are also known to reward their recruits with great support in terms of available support staff and in terms of expressing confidence in its players.
So Mumbai stalwarts like Keiron Pollard, Jasprit Bumrah and Lasith Malinga understand along with others that the team is seriously seeking & supporting success (working the mental sport muscle) https://www.iplt20.com/match/2019/60
Mental preparedness is partly too in working with some game plan. And MI work with a 4 point plan (among others of course) this team keeps on board; a death over specialist, an opening batsman who could make that 500 runs, a mid-fielder basher and a ‘bipolar’ spinner (a bowler who could turn the ball both ways)
It’s clear then that MI could boast the psychological edge.
But Chennai Super Kings were in the IPL finals because this team got what it takes for sporting success
Chasing steady CSK played as Kings taking charge of the field and going after their goal, the commitment and sturdiness showing even as Shane Watson scoring 80 runs for CSK with bleeding knee (disclaimer: do not try this @ home).
YET this IPL showed an important truth about sports every second matters and your head, your mind-body must remain in the game every second. And so it was that MI keeping their focus and seeking success made that one ball work https://www.foxsportsasia.com/cricket/1097422/chennai-super-kings-csk-fans-claim-ipl-2019-final-against-mumbai-indians-was-fixed/
Sporting success means mastering muscle and mind.