If Jasprit Bumrah was around, things would have been different for Mumbai Indians: Zaheer Khan | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: Former India pacer Zaheer Khan feels five-time champions Mumbai Indians are sorely lacking the providers of their star pacer Jasprit Bumrah within the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 season. Mumbai Indians are at the moment fifth on the desk with 14 wins in 13 matches and have only one match left to play within the league stage. They may face Sunrisers Hyderabad on the Wankhede Stadium on Sunday.
Bumrah, who hasn’t performed since final September after struggling a recurrence of a again damage, was a part of all 5 of Mumbai Indians’ title wins below the captaincy of Rohit Sharma.
Mumbai Indians, probably the most profitable crew within the IPL, gained the title in 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2020.
Bumrah has been a significant cog within the Mumbai Indians’ wheel and it is generally surreal to not see his identify within the MI beginning XI.
Bumrah has performed 120 IPL matches for MI and brought 145 wickets.


Jasprit Bumrah (BCCI/IPL Photograph)
Former India and MI participant Zaheer Khan, who’s at the moment the International Head of Cricket Growth on the Mumbai Indians spoke to a choose group of journalists as a part of a roundtable convention lately.
In response to a query by on Jasprit Bumrah, Zaheer stated: “MI are lacking Bumrah badly. There isn’t any doubt about that. Bumrah is a match winner. I’m being very vocal about the truth that there may be inexperience within the Mumbai Indians bowling lineup. Piyush Chawla has achieved exceptionally nicely. He has carried the duty of being a senior bowler very well. However the weak spot in MI’s bowling was at all times there.”
“If Bumrah was round, issues would have been totally different for Mumbai Indians,” Zaheer, who can be an IPL professional for JioCinema, additional stated.
Zaheer, a veteran of 92 Checks, 200 ODIs, and 17 T20Is, admitted MI have missed Bumrah and likewise revealed how MI deliberate to safe the providers of the skilled Piyush Chawla.
Chawla is at the moment the main wicket-taker for the 5 time champions this season with 20 wickets in 13 matches.
Chawla was not a part of IPL 2022 as he discovered no takers on the public sale.
The 34-year-old was picked by Mumbai Indians at his base worth of Rs 50 lakh within the mini-auction earlier than this season and he proved to be an amazing purchase.


Piyush Chawla (BCCI/IPL Photograph)
Speaking about Chawla, Zaheer, who performed 100 IPL matches and took 102 wickets, stated: “Piyush has the expertise and that was MI’s requirement. It was a deliberate transfer to carry Piyush into the facet. We’ve seen over time, within the IPL, the worth of expertise. Bringing (in) somebody who has been there, achieved that, somebody who can deal with strain nicely.”
“From the spin division’s perspective, there are plenty of younger spinners within the MI setup. Piyush was a really simple name that approach. Along with his expertise, he can mentor different guys as nicely. He has been terrific this season,” Zaheer signed off.


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