Mumbai. 5-time champion Mumbai Indians has been out of the race for the playoffs of IPL 2022. Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai have lost their last 8 matches, ending their journey ahead. The most successful IPL team has added the player who took 86 wickets in the IPL after being out of the race for the playoffs. Mumbai’s fast bowlers disappointed a lot in the tournament, after which Mumbai has included veteran player Dhawal Kulkarni in the team. Dhawal, if he performs well in the training session, then he can get a chance in the remaining IPL matches.
According to IPL sources, 33-year-old left-arm fast bowler Dhawal has joined the ‘Bio-Bubble’ of the Mumbai team and will start training soon. Dhaval was part of the official broadcaster’s commentary team before being called up to the five-time champion Mumbai team.
badly flopped fast bowler
In this season of IPL, the fast bowlers of Mumbai flopped badly. Star fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah has lost 229 runs in 8 matches and took only 5 wickets. At the same time, other fast bowlers are also struggling in this season. Left-arm fast bowler Jaydev Unadkat took 6 wickets for the loss of 190 runs in 5 matches and Daniel Sams took 6 wickets in 5 matches for the loss of 209 runs. Fast bowlers Tymal Mills and Basil Thampi have also not been able to perform well.
Riley Meredith was used in 2 matches, but he conceded 65 runs and took only 3 wickets. Kulkarni, a regular player of the Mumbai Ranji Trophy team, has a good experience of playing in the IPL. After making his IPL debut in 2008, he played 90 matches in which he took 86 wickets. Kulkarni played more matches for Rajasthan Royals. While he has also played some matches for Mumbai Indians and Gujarat Lions.
FIRST PUBLISHED : April 29, 2022, 15:41 IST