Every self respecting sports analyst believes in the intangible concept of “peaking at the right time” and the importance attached to it. As a race we humans haven’t advanced ourselves far enough to predict this trajectory of success and failure but the evidence supporting the existence of this phenomenon is too varied and wide to be ignored. It’s hard to say if the Mumbai Indians peaked early but it’s clear that the convincing victories in the waxing phase of the league led to their cruise mode attitude during the waning phase. This caused a flutter in the team that could not be smoothened in time for the final. And they were about to face a team that had the most faith in their starting combination because of their passage through fire during the final few games, games that mattered.