Khan, nevertheless, is conscious that a string of defeats could result in self-doubt among the many gamers.
“There are still 11 league matches to go. We’ve got to get on a roll. You’ve seen in this tournament teams get on a losing roll or winning momentum. It’s just a matter of (getting the) first win,” Zaheer, a former India lead pacer, mentioned.
“At times you get tight as well, you start doubting yourselves in situations where the pressure is highest. So that is something we have to be aware of and look for that spark in the group,” he mentioned on the submit-match convention after MI’s seven-wicket defeat to Royal Challengers Bangalore right here on Saturday.
He mentioned gamers who’ve been doing properly regardless of the winless streak “need to carry the team and get us that win which is going to be very important”.
“Those back-to-back win is something which we have to see but not every day is going to be your day.”
Asked why Mumbai Indians, who’ve received the title 5 instances up to now, have struggled early this season, Khan mentioned his facet haven’t been in a position to come out on high in “close situations”.
“You’ve got to be able to close those moments of the game where the momentum is shifting. We’ve, as a team, not been able to do that. So that is something we have to focus on.
“Focus on the positives, regardless of the issues which have been working for us, hold constructing on that. It’s a lengthy season, so we now have to maintain issues tight and hold getting higher.”
Asked what advice he gives to the players, especially the bowlers, Khan said, “I’ve at all times been endorsing one factor — on this format you have to specific your self freely and stick with the sport because it unfolds. That is essential.
“You have to have situational awareness, and act accordingly when the partnership is going on, as a bowler, who is the aggressor and who is going to have a certain option.
“If you possibly can gauge that with the assistance of the captain and subject placements like that, you may get on high of conditions.”
On the all-Indian tempo assault and fielding solely two abroad gamers towards RCB, he mentioned, “We just felt that this mixture goes to offer us that steadiness we’re on the lookout for. We thought that somebody like Unadkat, who has been bowling very properly in follow, wanted a go.”