In the absence of Bumrah, Mumbai trusts Archer, eyes on the title again – News18 Hindi


Mumbai Indians will start their campaign on 2 April.
The first match of Mumbai Indians will be against RCB.

Mumbai. After Jasprit Bumrah’s injury, Mumbai Indians will be hoping that Jofra Archer can continue in his excellent form, so that the record five-time champion team can leave behind the poor performance of the previous season and present a strong claim for the title. The Mumbai Indians team finished last in 2022 with four wins in 14 matches. The team finished last for the first time in 15 seasons of the IPL. Mumbai’s poor performance coincided with their captain’s worst season ever. This was the first time in the history of IPL when Rohit did not score a single fifty in the season. During this, he could score only 268 runs at an average of 19.14.

Although Jasprit Bumrah showed some sparkle with his skills by taking 15 wickets in 14 matches but he will not be able to play in IPL 2023 after back surgery. Although the team will get some strength in bowling with the arrival of Jofra Archer, but it will not be easy to fill the gap of Bumrah. The team also lacks experienced spinners. Experienced Piyush Chawla has been included in the team by the franchise, but he played his last IPL match two years ago for Chennai Super Kings.

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Strengths of Mumbai Indians:

World number one T20 International batsman Suryakumar Yadav would like to make a strong comeback after a poor ODI series against Australia. He is also the most dependable name in the team’s middle order, which includes India’s Tilak Verma and South Africa’s Dewald Brewis and Tristan Stubbs. Rohit will take an aggressive approach from the very first ball in the top order with explosive Ishan Kishan. Tim David will be expected to bat in the lower order. The team spent Rs 17.50 crore for Cameron Green in the auction earlier this year. He will remove the lack of Kieron Pollard in the team. Pollard has become the batting coach of the team. In bowling, the team will depend on Archer and left arm fast bowler Jason Behrendorff. Behrendorff played an important role in making Perth Scorchers champions in the Big Bash League by taking 21 wickets in 14 matches.

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Weakness of Mumbai Indians:

Captain Rohit has been scoring runs for some time now but is not able to convert good starts into big innings. The biggest challenge for the team will be to find the right combination. It will not be easy to fill the gap of Jasprit Bumrah. Spin bowling is also the weak link of the team.

These players will have the opportunity to:

The team would like to take full advantage of its home ground. Last season, the team had won two out of four matches here. There is a lot of young players in the team, so their future is good. Young talents like Brewis, Verma, Stubbs, David and even Green will have to go all out to prove themselves.

Threat for Mumbai Indians:

Suryakumar Yadav did not appear in rhythm in ODIs but in the T20 format, he would like to leave this behind and make a strong comeback. When the team starts its campaign against Royal Challengers Bangalore in Bengaluru on April 2, Rohit and Ishan would like to take an aggressive approach from the very first ball. David and Brevish will try to increase the run rate in the middle and last overs.

Mumbai Indians Full Squad 2023:

Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Verma, Ramandeep Singh, Devald Brewis, Ishan Kishan (wk), Jasprit Bumrah, Kumar Kartikeya Singh, Jofra Archer, Hrithik Shokeen, Arjun Tendulkar, Tim David, Tristan Stubbs, Arshad Khan, Akash Madhwal, Jason Behrendorff, Cameron Green, Jhye Richardson, Piyush Chawla, Dwayne Johnson, Shams Mulani, Nehal Wadhera, Vishnu Vinod, Raghav Goyal.

Tags: IPL 2023, Jasprit Bumrah, Jofra Archer, mumbai indians, Rohit sharma

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