The white-ball leg between India and England noticed gamers like Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, and Krunal Pandya making their debut and impressing the cricket fraternity.
Starting their marketing campaign with a match in opposition to Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on April 9, defending champions Mumbai Indians shall be wanting ahead to scripting historical past within the 14th version of the Indian Premier League (IPL) by turning into the primary crew to win the title for 3 consecutive years. MI had introduced a stellar present within the United Arab Emirates final yr and the five-time champion is anticipated to do one thing related this yr too.
Former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar backed Mumbai to win the title this yr and reckoned that they are going to be arduous to beat for any of the seven different franchises. Gavaskar believes that the nice type of Mumbai gamers within the just-concluded England tour or India is among the largest positives for the squad.
The white-ball leg between India and England comprising 5 T20 Internationals adopted by three One Day Internationals noticed gamers like Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, and Krunal Pandya making their debut and impressing the cricket fraternity. In addition, MI skipper Rohit Sharma and all-rounder Hardik Pandya had been additionally at their fluent finest within the worldwide circuit.
“I think Mumbai Indians will be hard to beat. We have seen their players coming to form. Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav, the way they batted. Mumbai Indian players who took part in this T20I series and ODI series have shown they are in good form,” Gavaskar instructed Star Sports
Sunil Gavaskar opens up on Hardik Pandya
Hardik Pandya had shunned bowling after his again damage however the T20I sequence noticed the comeback of the all-rounder as a reliable bowler. The 27-year-old delivered a scintillating efficiency with the ball within the T20I sequence as he bowled 17 overs whereas choosing 3 wickets and gave runs at an financial system of round 6.
Also, Pandya had bowled 9 overs within the last ODI to assist India defend the entire and win the sport. Speaking in regards to the Baroda-born, Sunil Gavaskar reckoned that Hardik’s good efficiency with the ball is superb information for his IPL franchise.
“The way Hardik Pandya has come to the party not just for Mumbai Indians, it was important for Indian cricket to see him bowl 9 overs. It means he is ready to play 9 overs. It (the World Test Championship final) is going to be in June, there is still time for that but the way he has come back is very good for Mumbai and Indian cricket,” Gavaskar added.