Former India cricketer Aakash Chopra said that although Mumbai Indians pacer Jasprit Bumrah is his biggest strength and opposition teams have started accepting that the pacer has only four overs to play comfortably.
This then allows them to score against the rest of the bowling attack. Bumrah has had a very poor IPL 2022, taking 3/17 wickets against Rajasthan Royals in matches against Delhi, Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Overall, they have an average economy rate of 8.16. Bumrah’s role in taking wickets in the power-plays and checking the run-flow in the death overs will be crucial as Mumbai look to seal a win after their four-match loss in IPL 2022 against Punjab Kings at the MCA Stadium in Pune on Wednesday. .
Chopra said, “The biggest strength of Mumbai Indians is that they have the best bowler in Jasprit Bumrah.
The only issue with Mumbai Indians and Jasprit Bumrah is that he has only 4 overs to bowl and the opposition Accepts the fact.
They respect 4 overs. Bumrah’s but in the remaining 16 overs the opposition knows they get ample opportunities to score.
Chopra is expected to go ahead with either England pacer Tymal Mills or Australia pacer Riley Meredith.
In terms of spin, he feels that leg-spinner Mayank Mark Dey can be included in the playing XI in place of fellow leg-spinner Murugan Ashwin.
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