The Mumbai team management has a couple of problems to deal with. One, to get Andrew Symonds and Harbhajan Singh get over their acrimonious past; two, keep players in top shape physically and mentally after the draining World Cup campaign.
On the face of it, they aren't bothered about the Harbhajan-Symonds equation. "In most teams, not everyone is the best of friends. They are professionals and understand they have a job on the field, said Shaun Pollock, the Mumbai Indian's bowling coach.
The second problem, however, is indeed a cause of concern. "Challenge for coaching staff to keep them as fresh as possible. If we get a five-day break in between matches, we'll give them four days off," he said.