Mumbai: All-rounder Corey Anderson on Saturday admitted that Mumbai Indians' bowling was below par in their opening IPL game against Kolkata Knight Riders, but said that his team is confident of working on the problem areas ahead of Sunday's game against Kings XI Punjab.
"We have to make sure that our plans are right and execute our plans. We are pretty confident. We put up a good batting performance in last game but dropped a bit down on the bowling. If we can focus on those little areas, I am sure we can get home," said Anderson at the pre-match media conference here at the Wankhede Stadium.
"It is one of those things. We sorted out our plans. It was the first game of IPL. Next game is against Kings XI and we got to go better ways. It's a short tournament," he said.
Anderson, who played 12 games for the Mumbai outfit last season when the team recovered from a nightmarish start in the Dubai leg and made it to the play-offs, said the team thought it was a good total to defend against KKR.
MI scored a competitive 168 after being rescued from 37 for three by captain Rohit Sharma (98 not out) and Anderson (55 not out in 41 balls) as the duo put on 131 runs together. But KKR chased it down after losing the wicket of Robin Uthappa, who was snapped up by Anderson, cheaply.
"We thought more than 160 was a competitive total that we put on due to the partnership after we lost some wickets," Anderson said.