MI vs RR: Why is Arjun Tendulkar Not Playing Today’s IPL Match? Check MI Playing 11
Updated on: Apr 30, 2023 8:02 pm IST
The crucial news development coming from the Mumbai Indians (MI) camp is that they are not playing young left-arm pacer Arjun Tendulkar in their 8th encounter of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2023) against the Rajasthan Royals (RR) taking place at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Things have not worked out very well for the Mumbai Indians recently in the ongoing Indian Premier League 2023 season as they have suffered back-to-back losses at the hands of Punjab Kings and Gujarat Titans in their previous two games. The Rohit Sharma-led MI team will be hoping to make a strong winning comeback.
MI vs RR: Why is Arjun Tendulkar Not Playing Today’s IPL Match?
After having lost the toss and being asked to bowl first, the Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma mentioned that Arjun Tendulkar is not part of the starting MI Playing 11 for today’s MI vs RR match. Interestingly, the left-arm pace bowler is included in the five substitute members list out of which one can be used as an Impact Player at any moment in the game. Arjun made his long-awaited IPL debut this year against Kolkata Knight Riders and he has taken as many as 3 wickets from 4 matches at an economy of 9.36. The Mumbai Indians have brought back left-arm pacer Arshad Khan in the side and Tendulkar is very much unlikely to come in as an Impact Player in the match.
“Thank you (Ravi Shastri wished him on his birthday). We played last year as well against the same opposition on this day and the result went our way, hopefully it does today as well. It is a good track and looks a little dry to me. We wanted to bowl first, we want a score in front of us. It (the season) has been up and down, we have played some good cricket and also lacked consistency. We had a good break and hopefully we can put up a good performance. We have two changes – Jofra and Arshad Khan are back, in place of Behrendorff and Arjun Tendulkar,” said Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma during the toss.
MI Playing 11
1. Ishan Kishan (wk)
2. Rohit Sharma (C)
3. Cameron Green
4. Suryakumar Yadav
5. Tilak Varma
6. Tim David
7. Piyush Chawla
8. Arshad Khan
9. Kumar Kartikeya
10. Riley Meredith
11. Jofra Archer
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Arjun Tendulkar IPL 2023 Price
Arjun Tendulkar, the young all-rounder, was once again picked by Mumbai Indians at his base price of INR 30 Lakh during the IPL 2022 mega auction. However, despite being part of the team, he did not get an opportunity to play in any of the games. Nonetheless, Mumbai Indians decided to retain him for the IPL 2023 season.
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